We’ve written this Keurig K200 review to help you decide whether this coffee maker is right for you. It’s part of Keurig’s new 2.0 model range, which sports the new brewing technology.
We’ll cover all the important stuff you should be considering when looking for your perfect coffee maker, and then all the bells and whistles that come with it.
- Keurig K200 – The Important Stuff
- The Cool Features
- Who’s The Keurig K200 Not Ideal For?
- The Pros and Cons
- Final Thoughts
- Some Alternatives
Keurig K200 – The Important Stuff
Let’s start off by looking at the stuff that’s going to make or break it, before we get onto the gadgets and all the cool features. If a coffee maker fails to live up to your expectations here, then you know it’s not for you.
Value – 4/5
The overall value of this coffee maker is definitely satisfactory. You don’t feel like you’ve overpaid for what you get, but I certainly wouldn’t put it at a bargain.
It’s true that there are a few cheaper coffee makers out there, that might do similar things at the same quality. But Keurig is up there as a top brand in the coffee maker industry. You pay for their reliable expertise, and the new brewing technology that comes with this machine.
The company continuously researches and applies their new innovations when it comes to coffee brewing technology, which delivers consistently delicious coffee every time. One of their best-selling coffee makers which is great value and works really well, is the Keurig K55, which could be worth considering.
Quality – 3.5/5
Very mixed reviews about the quality of this product. While we’ve not had any problems, there are a few reviews from customers which say the opposite, which cannot be ignored. For example, sometimes it leaks water over the counter while brewing, even with Keurig brand K Cups. Others saying that the water stopped heating up to the right temperature, and that the pump stopped working.
When the K200 does work however, it makes a very good brew. Lots of people commenting on how nice the quality of the brew is, and I’d have to agree. It extracts lots of flavour out of the K Cup, making you think about that next cup while you sip.
The quality of the coffee is great, and the quality of the product is good the majority of the time. Even if you do have a problem, every Keurig comes with a one year warranty, so you’re covered for any problems in that first year.
Size – 5/5
Nothing to complain about regarding the size of the K200. It’s a nicely compact size that would fit on most kitchen tops. Even if you’re tight for room, I’d be surprised if it wouldn’t be able to squeeze in somewhere. It’s dimensions are 15 x 9 x 13.7 inches, weighing in at 7.5 pounds. So it’d be good to double check that it would actually fit where you want it to.
The Keurigs water tank comes in at 40 oz, which is enough for about 5 cups at full capacity. It’s also removable which is super handy for refilling. It means you don’t have to awkwardly pour in the water, and possibly spill it everywhere, not that that’s happened to me though…
One thing to note is that it doesn’t come with a carafe, so it needs to be bought seperately. Not a bad thing if you don’t have any use for one. It also means you can get the carafe size that suits you best.
Aesthetics – 5/5
I personally like the look of the K200. It’s pretty stylish, and I can see it fitting in with most kitchen styles. The screen is easy to use, and isn’t over complicated.
It comes in a range of different colours, from black and white, to turquoise or red, plus even more. So you can pick whichever colour is your favourite. The curves look great and it’s a modern looking machine.
Durability – 4/5
Many people report having their Keurig for many years, and a couple of people get that unlucky machine that breaks soon after their warranty is up. The majority of Keurigs do stand the test of time, and the same can be said for the K200.
If you look after your Keurig, cleaning it regularly and maintaining it well, then there’s no reason that it won’t last a long time. If it never gets cleaned or maintained, then you’re not helping to extend the life span as much as possible.
The Cool Features
Alright, we’ve done the important stuff, now it’s time to look at the fun features.
The Keurig K200 features a large 2” touch screen instead of buttons, which you use to navigate around the menu and pick what brew size you’d like. Nothing bad has really been said about how it works, it’s responsive and quick.
One thing that was mentioned by customers is that the screen could do with dimming if it’s not being used, as it’s always on full brightness. A few also said it could come with a clock, but I mean, how picky do you want to get.
Removable Water Reservoir
We mentioned this above, but it’s worth mentioning again. It’s certainly the little things that matter when it comes to brewing your coffee. It’s the little things that add up to improve the hassle free process of making your brew, which is why this feature is awesome.
There are a few coffee makers that don’t have a removable water reservoir, and it’s just annoying. Unless, like a Bunn coffee maker, the water is constantly heated which means you cannot remove it, I don’t see why that feature wouldn’t be added. It adds to the ease of everything.
With the new Keurig 2.0 models, they’re compatible with the K Carafe pods, which gives you more coffee in your serving for those times you need a carafe. The K200 has 3 different carafe brew sizes, 22, 26, and 30 oz. However, the carafe is sold separately to the machine.
If you’re wanting a single serve, then you have some options to choose from there too. You can brew a 4, 6, 8, or 10 oz serving.
Strong Brew Feature
You have a few mates around, and you’re asking who wants a coffee. Someone says that they want their extra strength. The K200 has you covered for this scenario, with its strong brew feature. You can tell the coffee maker that this brew needs to be extra strong, and voila – done!
Who’s The Keurig K200 Not Ideal For?
Lots of people will get a great amount of use from their K200, but there are a few things that might mean you are better off looking for something else.
If You Want To Make Milky Espresso Based Drinks
One thing this coffee maker doesn’t do, is make drinks like lattes, or cappuccinos. It makes filter coffee that you can add milk to if you like. If you really want the K200, but also want to make these milky drinks, then you could buy a milk frother separately.
There are other machines already on the market that are especially for these drinks. For example the Keurig K Cafe which has a steam wand on the side, and extracts the coffee as an espresso.
Other than that, I can’t really think of anyone else who wouldn’t be satisfied with this coffee maker. It brews a range of different single serve sizes, and carafes.
The Pros and Cons
- Brews a wide range of different brew sizes
- Is relatively compact and doesn’t take up much room
- Has a removable water reservoir
- One year warranty
- Strong brew feature
- K Cup, K Mug, and K Carafe compatible
- Looks stylish
- Easy to use
- Simple user interface
- Can’t make drinks like lattes, or cappuccinos
- Needs regular cleaning to prevent build up of coffee ground
- You can only use Keurig brand K Cups
- Compatible with Keurig’s reusable K Cup filter only
I think the Keurig K200 is a pretty good coffee maker, that gives you a great quality cuppa every time. It lacks a few of the features for the price, but it also means that there’s less that can go wrong. It’s easy to use and nicely compact to fit in your kitchen. I’d recommend buying the K200 if it suits your needs.
In case you’ve decided that the Keurig K200 isn’t for you, we’ve lined up some other products for you to check out.
The select isn’t too much different to the K200, but it has a few more cool features, and has buttons instead of a touchscreen. You can program the coffee maker to start brewing when you wake up, so by the time you’re downstairs you have a freshly brewed carafe waiting for you. It also has a larger water reservoir and quiet brew technology for those really early starts.
The Keurig K-Duo is ideal if you have people in your house that like to have their coffees different ways. You can brew a carafe, while having the single serve side option is there for anyone who wants a cup. It’s also programmable and has an auto off feature in case you leave for work without shutting it off.