Which Keurig has largest cup size & most K-pod sizes?

    Are you looking for the Keurig with largest cup size? Are you wondering why there are so many Keurig cup sizes?

    The typical Keurig coffee makers have at least 3 cup sizes , normally 6, 8 and 10 ounces.  If you are buying your first Keurig coffee maker, you may wonder what does all these different cup sizes actually mean.

    Why do Keurig Coffee Makers have different cup sizes?

    The different cup sizes are a great option for those who like to drink different volumes of coffee from time to time.

    Vary coffee strength with cup size

    Another use of the different cup sizes is to vary the coffee strength. For the same K-cup, when you select the different brew cup sizes on your Keurig machine, you get anything from a watered down coffee to a very strong coffee. So if you want less watered down coffee, choose a smaller cup size. The smallest cup size available is 4 ounces.

    But of course, this is not the real way to get a really strong coffee. But it’s a way to adjust coffee strength for those Keurigs without the stronger brew option.

    Go for Strong brew option

    Some Keurig models have the strong brew option, which works by slowing the flow of water through the coffee grounds. This allows better extraction of the compounds inside the coffee. The result is a stronger brewed coffee.

    What is the Largest K-cup size?

    Keurig coffee makers may have different cup sizes. But this doesn’t mean the K-pod has different sizes. All K-pod has exactly the same size. However, the amount of ground coffee may vary depending on the brand you get. This varies from 9 to 12 grams.

    And that’s for K-Pods.

    Introducing larger K-Cups – K-Mug and K-carafe

    However, there is a demand for a larger cup of coffee. And Keurig introduces the larger K-Mug pods, and K-Carafe pods. K-Mug pods can brew 12, 14 and 16 ounces of coffee, enough to fill a large mug. K-carafe pods can make 30 ounces of coffee, enough for 4 persons.

    However, K-Mug has been discontinued.

    Keurig Reusable Filter

    Taking over its shoes is Keurig’s K-Cup reusable filter. This filter has 2 fill lines, one for K-cup and another travel mug brew sizes. But you have to fill it up with ground coffee. So you have to deal with messy coffee.  A good thing is that this Keurig reusable filter is dishwasher safe and of course BPA-free.

    Related: Keurig with my K-cup reusable filter.

    Which Keurig can make K-carafe pods?

    The K-Carafe Pods can only be used with Keurig Plus series coffee brewers. If you like to make a carafe of coffee for your family, check out these two models, K250 and K575.

    Keurig K250

    If you want to have a Keurig with most cup sizes and yet portable, Keurig K250 is the one to buy.

    Keurig K250 Coffee Maker

    Keurig K250 Coffee Maker

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    Pros

    • Can  make 4 brew cup sizes for K-Cup – 4, 6, 8, 10 ounces
    • Can make 3 brew sizes for a carafe using K-carafe pods – 22, 26, 30 ounces
    • Strong brew option: makes a strong coffee if you need the extra caffeine dose.
    • Compatible with Keurig K-cup reusable coffee filter  : allows you the choice to use cheaper coffee grounds
    • Hot water dispensing function
    • Fast brewing time of less than 1 minute
    • 40 ounces removable water tank
    • Slim and Compact size, measuring 12.5″H x 15.3″ W x 11.7″ D
    • Intutive touchscreen control panel
    • Available in 8 different fun colors – black, imperial red, oasis, peacock blue, plum grey, sandy pearl, white and turquoise
    • High Altitude setting : This is useful if you need to use this coffee maker at places as high as 5000 feet.

    Cons

    • No auto-on or auto-off features, which is a disappointment for many people
    • Have to purchase the carafe and the reusable filter separately

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    Keurig K575

    You still want to have a Keurig with most cup sizes. But you hate refilling the water tank especially when you are making a carafe. It makes sense to have a large water tank since you are now making more coffee at once. Keurig K575 is the one machine to buy.

    Keurig K575

    Keurig K575

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    Pros:

    • Huge 80-ounces removable water tank
    • Can brew 5 K-Cup brew sizes – 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 ounces
    • Can brew a carafe using K-carafe pods – 22, 26, 30 ounces
    • Brew fast. Makes K-Cup in under 1 minute and carafe in under 3 minutes.
    • Brew strength control – allows you to make a bolder coffee using any K-Cup option
    • 5 temperature setting for you to adjust the brew temperature.
    • Hot water on demand dispenser
    • Extra large color touch sceen
    • Able program your brewer to turn on automatically at set times, so that it is ready to go when you want it,
    • Able to program it to turn off automatically at set times to conserve energy
    • Compatible with Keurig K-cup reusable coffee filter
    • High altitude setting

    Cons:

    • Larger size: 13.2” H x 10.5” W x 13.3” D
    • Only available in 1 color scheme
    • Have to purchase the carafe and the reusable filter separately

     

    Which Keurig coffee maker can make the most K-Cup sizes?

    Perhaps you don’t need to make a carafe for a family. You just need to make the largest K-cup. Or you simply want the Keurig with the most K-cup sizes.

    The largest K-Cup size is 12 ounces. The maximum K-Cup sizes available in a Keurig is 5.

    Not taking those models that can make K-carafe, the only Keurig with 5 cup sizes is Keurig K-Elite.

    After K-Elite are Keurig K-Select and K-Mini Plus with 4 cup sizes.

     

    Keurig with 5 cup sizes: K-elite

    If you like large water tank, Keurig K-elite has a comparable one as the K575. And if you like iced coffee, this is the only Keurig with iced coffee option.

    Keurig K-Elite

    Keurig K-Elite

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    Pros

    • Can make 5 brew sizes – 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 ounces.
    • Compatible with Keurig K-cup reusable coffee filter  
    • Strong brew option
    • Ice coffee option
    • Hot water dispensing function
    • Fast brewing time of less than 1 minute
    • Very large water reservoir of 75 ounces
    • Simple button controls
    • Programmable automatic power down feature
    • Programmable automatic power on feature
    • Large drip tray to better capture coffee drip from the outlet.
    • Can accommodate travel cups of up to 7.2 inches tall with drip tray removed
    • Descaling alerts
    • Quiet brew technology
    • Adjustable brew temperature
    • High Altitude settings

    Cons

    • Quite large : 13.1″H x 9.9″W x 12.7″D
    • available in only 2 different style options i.e. brushed slate and brushed silver

     

     

    Keurig K select

    If K-elite is too large for you, consider Keurig K-Select with a smaller and yet decent sized water tank.

    Keurig K-Select

    Keurig K-Select

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    Pros

    • Quiet brew technology.
    • Brew in under 1 minute
    • 4 brew cup sizes – 6, 8, 10 and 12 ounces.
    • Strong brewing setting
    • Compatible with K-Cup reusable coffee filter.
    • Detachable drip tray to accommodate taller travel cups
    • Light – 7.35 pounds
    • Programmable automatic power down feature
    • Large water reservoir of 52 ounces
    • Descaling alert
    • High altitude setting
    • Simple button controls
    • Available in 9 different color schemes

    Cons

    • Quite large : 11.6 x 9.2 x 12.5 inches

     

    Keurig K-Mini Plus

    One thing that stand outs for this Keurig K-mini Plus is that it is the smallest Keurig machine. Yes, it is even smaller or rather slimmer than K250. And it is a popular Keurig for small desks in your dorm.

    Keurig K-Mini Plus

    Keurig K-Mini Plus

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    Pros

    • Slim and compact, measuring 12.1” H x 4.5” W x 11.3” D
    • Light : 4.6 pounds
    • Can brew 4 cup sizes – 6, 8, 10, 12 ounces
    • Strong brew option
    • Compatible with K-Cup reusable filter
    • Removable water tank with 12 ounces capacity
    • Removable drip tray to accommodate tall travel mugs
    • Integrated storage unit for 9 K-cups
    • Integrated cord storage
    • Energy saving : auto shutdown in 90 seconds after last brew.
    • Comes In 4  playful colors : red, teal, black and gray

    Cons:

    • Takes a longer time to brew in 2 minutes

     

     

     

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