One feature missing was the ability to know exactly how much water you were using. There was one other complaint too - the brew temp seemed a bit cooler than we would like with at the brew head temp lower than the 190F range. Well, that's all been fixed with the Keurig Mini Plus Personal brewer, and the brewer look and feel is much improved as well.
Key Features of the Keurig MINI Plus Personal Single Serve Coffee Brewer
One thing that's different is the 3 brew sizes on the Keurig Mini Plus Personal single serve coffee brewer. The brewer achieves 3 sizes by showing you how much water you'll need to put in by 3 different water levels in the reservoir - 3, 6, and 10 ounces. For us, we love to know how much we're going to get, but the easiest way is to fill the coffee mug you want to use with the amount of water and go with it. Simple.
You see on the left hand size the 3 water level indicators.
The cord storage, improved stand, and the buttons all being on the front is also nice. The Keurig Mini Plus Personal single serve coffee brewer is very polished looking, and when you open the brew head the water lid on the reservoir comes up a touch for easy access. The brew temperature of this brewer is much improved (we'll talk more later), but at the brew head we consistently got readings of 190F+. Nice work Keurig.
Brewing Coffee with the Keurig MINI Plus Personal Brewer
One thing to note is how eco-friendly this Keurig is compared to other larger models that keep a heated reservoir or water on demand. The Keurig Mini Plus Personal single serve coffee brewer brews and heats each cup of single serve coffee after you pour in the water, insert a K-Cup, and then hit the brew button. The 2 minute wait time also means the water goes in and comes out - there is no water left in the reservoir and the heating unit turns off.
The Keurig Mini Plus is also very compact, and the footprint on the counter leaves room for other eco-choices like a toaster oven or the like that also uses less space and power to make your morning breakfast.
We tried a variety of K-Cups including Coffee People's Jet Fuel, various Green Mountain blends including their seasonal blend Island Coconut, and all the coffee produced was piping hot and excellent. The Keurig Mini Plus brewer has a brew temp of 192, and we saw at the brew head a 190-191F temp - so it's working perfectly to the range we'd expect - maybe a 1-2 degree heat loss running through the K-Cup brewing process.
Piping hot cup of Jet Fuel coffee.
Final Thoughts on the Keurig MINI Plus Personal Coffee Brewer
Multiple brew sizes
Price is only $99
Portable (take it over to your friends house and get great coffee)
Compatible with My K-Cup Coffee Filter - use your own coffee
Eco friendly shut off
Have to get water and fill for each use
2 minute brew time is longer than other single serve coffee brewers
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