By our count, there are 14 different Keurig coffee makers for use in homes, offices, and hotels. Seven Keurig models are recommended for coffee lovers at home, six for use in offices, and one designed specifically for hotel rooms.
B31 MINI Plus | B40 Elite | B60 Special Edition | B70 Platinum | Breville BKC700XL | Cuisinart SS-7000 | Mr. Coffee KG1
B140 | B145 Office Pro (Small Office) | B150 | B155 | B200 (Medium Office) | B3000SE (Large Office)
| B130 In-Room |
The individual Keurig K-Cup brewers for home, office, and hospitality are described in more detail below.
The Keurig B40 Elite, B60 Special Edition, and B70 Platinum are the heart of the Keurig line of home brewers.
The B40 Elite is the entry-level Keurig coffee maker and sells in virtually all online and retail outlets for around $119.95. The Keurig B60 Special Edition ($149.95) is more customizable than the B40 Elite and includes programmable controls, the ability to brew three different cup sizes/strengths, and some added design features. The B70 Platinum ($199.95), the best-selling Keurig coffee maker, has a larger water reservoir than the B40 Elite and B60 Special Edition, can brew five different cup sizes/strengths, and is available in three different colors. GreatCoffee.com has a simple chart that compares the features of these three popular Keurig brewers.
Keurig MINI Plus
The Keurig B31 MINI Plus is designed for use in dorm rooms and vacation houses. It has no water reservoir, so water is added each time a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate is brewed. Like the B70 Platinum, the Keurig B31 MINI Plus is available in three colors: black, white, and red. It can be purchased online or in retail stores for around $99.95.
Every new Keurig coffee maker purchased includes a free variety pack of K-cups, and virtually all web retailers offer free shipping when you buy a Keurig brewer online.
Keurig offers six choices for brewing gourmet coffee, tea, or hot chocolate at work.
Designed for large offices, the B3000SE is plumbed directly to a water line, so there’s no need to refill a water reservoir. The B3000SE can brew four different cup sizes/strengths, has a separate spigot that can be used for dispensing hot water, and automatically ejects each used K-Cup into a waste storage bin.
For medium-sized offices, the Keurig B200 has the flexibility to be plumbed directly to a water source or to be used as a “pour over” brewer by simply filling the built-in water reservoir. The Keurig B200 coffee maker can brew two different cup sizes/strengths and — like the B3000SE — has the option of being used with a separate water filter. Both the B200 and B3000SE are vending-compatible.
Ideal for small-to-medium-sized offices, the trilingual (English, French, and Spanish), touchscreen-enabled Keurig B150 coffee maker brews a cup of gourmet coffee, tea, or hot chocolate in five different cup sizes/strengths. The B150 comes with a 90-ounce water reservoir and can be plumbed directly into the office’s water supply.
The Keurig B140 coffee maker is used in small offices or as an auxiliary coffee maker in larger offices. The B140 can brew gourmet coffee, tea, or hot chocolate in four different cup sizes/strengths and its 48-ounce water reservoir holds enough water to brew approximately six cups before it needs to be refilled.
The B140, B150, B200, and B3000SE coffee makers can only be ordered from an Authorized Keurig Distributor. Use the Keurig Questionaire to help decide which office brewer is right for your company.
The Keurig B45 OfficePro and B155 are modified versions of the B140 and B150 respectively. They are available for immediate purchase from Keurig or an authorized Keurig distributor like GreatOfficeCoffee.com. The B140, B150, and B200 are also available for small and medium-sized offices directly from GreatOfficeCoffee.com.
Depending on your needs, any of the Keurig coffee makers designed for office use can by used by the hospitality industry as well. Additionally, Keurig has recently engineered the Keurig B130 In-Room Brewing System for hotel rooms.
Keurig B130 In-Room Brewer
The body of the Keurig B130 one cup coffee maker lists step-by-step directions that show guests how to brew a single, 8-ounce cup of gourmet coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. The disposable K-Cups makes clean-up easier for the housekeeping staff as well. For more information on the Keurig B130 In-Room brewer or for bulk-order pricing, contact Keurig or an authorized Keurig distributor.
Keurig has licensed their patented technology to respected manufacturers like Breville, Cuisinart, and Mr. Coffee.
Breville, a manufacturer of distinctly designed small appliances, offers a stainless steel one cup brewer for around $299.95. The Cuisinart single cup brewer ($199.95) comes with an 80-ounce water reservoir and can brew a gourmet cup of coffee in five different sizes/strengths. The Mr. Coffee ($79.95) single serve brewer has no water reservoir and must be refilled before each use. All the brewers can be found at online and retail outlets.
Breville K-Cup Brewer
Cuisinart K-Cup Brewer
Mr. Coffee K-Cup Brewer
Compared to other one cup brewing systems, we feel that the two most unique features of the Keurig brewing system are:
Choice — Keurig sells 14 different single cup coffee makers and over 200 different gourmet coffees, teas, and hot chocolates from over 20 specialty brands. No other single serve brewing system offers that range of options.
Cup Size Selection — Depending on the brewer, Keurig allows you adjust the size and strength of your coffee by letting you choose between five different cup sizes (ranging from 4- to 12-ounces) —with most brewers offering at least three sizes: 6-, 8-, and 10-ounces.
Through 2009, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) provided Keurig sales when it reported its earnings each quarter. At the end of 2009, over 4 million brewers had been sold. Unfortunately, GMCR has stopped providing the sales numbers in their financial reports; however, by looking at the rate of growth of Keurig brewers since 2005, we estimate that over 7.5 million Keurig brewers have been sold to date.