Keurig K-Compact Review

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Editor’s rating: 4.8 Star Editor's Rating

Keurig K-Compact Single Serve Coffee Brewer Maker in Black with the Slimmest Removable Reservoir features Auto Off and Simple Button Controls One can expect nothing but the best regular drip coffee from Keurig coffee makers — drip coffee made with no mess and at the simple touch of a button.

In comparison to other Keurig coffee makers, the K-Compact is a coffee maker so simple, leaving you to enjoy in its evergreen clear design and simplistic, but necessary for many, features.

Despite its simplest ever design, the coffee maker comes, however, with some perks that can surprise you. Let’s see what your life with this coffee maker would be like in this Keurig K-Compact review.

Key features:

  • Single-serve
  • Three cup sizes (6, 8, and 10 ounces)
  • Simple one-touch control buttons
  • Removable 36-ounce water reservoir
  • Removable drip tray
  • Accommodates 7’’ travel mugs
  • Brews the coffee in about a minute
  • Hot water on demand
  • Auto-off feature
  • Dimensions: 12.5’’ x 8.2’’ x 13.2’’


K-Compact’s features offer you different ways to prepare your coffee

Three coffee lengths at the touch of a button for no fuss, rush, and mess when making your drink

Compact and suitable for even the smallest of kitchen counters, but always ready to brew even the tallest of travel mugs

Coming in multiple colors, the K-Compact can be the first thing you notice in your kitchen and the perfect coffee maker to accent your kitchen’s style

Affordable and a good choice for everyone’s pocket


Not for people who’d like to see more programmable options on their Keurig coffee maker

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Compact design for an enjoyable coffee time

The K-Compact is a more traditional Keurig coffee maker. All the traditional advantages that this coffee maker has are a perfect match for the slender and compact body of the Keurig K-Compact.

The K-Compact comes in multiple colors, some of which let it be the fashion detail that your kitchen needs. Other colors, furthermore, let this Keurig perfectly blend into the interior of your home, acting more as a harmonious introduction to your kitchen than a fashion accent. Whatever the case, you have the advantage of choosing your coffee maker’s color.

The housing of this Keurig doesn’t turn its back to the Keurig tradition as well, which is why we see a beautiful, plastic body on the K-Compact much alike the body that we see on other Keurig coffee makers.

All in all, we cannot rate the aesthetics of the K-Compact with a grade lower than an A because it follows the Keurig footprint and because it’s incredibly simplistic.

Keurig K-Compact Single Serve Coffee Brewer Maker in Black with the Slimmest Removable Reservoir features Auto Off and Simple Button Controls Amazing cup clearance

The Keurig K-Compact is really slender and tall as well. What’s impressive here, however, is not the coffee maker’s height, but the cup clearance that’s a result of it.

You can see that there is more than enough room for a large coffee cup underneath the K-Compact’s spigot. With the removable tray, however, this coffee maker doesn’t mind if your cup is a few inches on the side of mugs, fitting even 7-inch travel mugs.

By brewing large coffee quantities, the Keurig K-Compact can save your day with caffeine even when you’re about to go out or need tons of coffee.

A single-serve, but multi-sized coffee maker

As a single-serve coffee maker, the K-Compact can make you one cup of coffee at a time. The coffee maker might be single-serve, but it is not single-sized, and it can brew the three favorite cup sizes of Keurig lovers: 6, 8, and 10 ounces of coffee.

Not enough for you? Check out the Keurig K250 for more brew sizes at the touch of a button.

Slender and with a compact reservoir

Being as thin as it is, we had to double-check if the K-Compact even had a reservoir. During our research, however, we discovered that the coffee maker not only had a reservoir, but that it also had the smallest of the smallest water reservoirs seen across the wide range of Keurig coffee makers.

Keurig K-Compact Single Serve Coffee Brewer Maker in Black with the Slimmest Removable Reservoir features Auto Off and Simple Button Controls The reservoir of the K-Compact is a tiny 36-ounce plastic container attached to the back of the coffee maker. It has its own tiny handle for better accessibility which is of great help since it’s, like we said, located on the back of the coffee maker.

The size of the reservoir articulates the overall purpose of the K-Compact which is to help occasional coffee drinkers or those who live by themselves get the best of their Keurig experience.

Auto-off for both you and your K-Compact to rest

Two hours after you’ve had your 6 ounces of strong coffee or a longer drink, your K-Compact will automatically turn off if idle. This is great because of many reasons like saving electricity, preventing electrical incidents, or prolonging the lifespan of the coffee maker. No matter what the scenario, both you and the K-Compact win in all these situations.

Hot water on demand

If you don’t insert a K-Cup inside the K-Compact, but still close the lid of the pod chamber, you will get hot water running from the coffee maker. What a useful feature to have when you want to make some quick meal or when you just happen to need hot water for whichever reason!

FAQ about the Keurig K-Compact

Is the Keurig K-Compact compatible with the My K-Cup universal and reusable coffee filter?

Yes, it is.

Does the coffee in the K-Cups have an expiration date?

Yes, the K-Cups will eventually expire. Use them before they do!

Does it only come in red?

No. The Keurig K-Compact comes in various different colors to fit the color preferences of different customers.


The K-Compact is one of those coffee makers with that something that makes you smile as you imagine having it in your home. There is something in its simplicity in operation, something when you know that, if anything, at least your morning will be fuss-free with this coffee maker. In the quiet moments, side by side with this compact brewer, one can find a nice, quiet happy place for a second.

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