Keurig K-Elite Review: King of the K-Cup Brewers?

Are you wondering which single serve coffee brewer carries the most high end features? Look no further than Keurig’s K-Elite!

Having a drink with a king is not as far fetched as you think! With a large amount of high-end features designed to make even the most discerning coffee drinker happy, the Keurig K-Elite will prove to be the “KING” of the Keurig coffee brewer models!

The K-Elite series has taken Keurig’s years of experience and created a modern, efficient and easy to use single serving brewer. These features will allow you to brew a perfect cup in under 60 seconds or less, making the K-Elite Keurig royalty!

Size9.9 x 12.7 x 13.1
Type of CompatiblePodsK-Cup (both Keurigofficial and compatible pods)
Accessories IncludedComes with 6 pack of K-Cups.
Size Per Brew4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 oz.
Water Held75 oz. reservoir
Water Filter KitYes
Automatic turn offYes
ControlsLCD clock display with button controls

Keurig K-Elite Review

Cup of coffee recently brewed using Keurig's K-Elite coffee maker.
The Keurig K-Elite is equipped with many high end features to make you the perfect cup of coffee.


The Keurig K-Elite comes jam packed with features designed to brew a delicious cup in the simplest way possible. By purchasing the K-Elite, you will also receive a 6 K-Cup sampler pack.

The Keurig K-Elite is moderately sized at 13.1” tall, 9.9” wide and 12.7” deep and weighs eight-pounds. The K-Elite is available in three neutral finishes: Brushed Silver (matte stainless steel), Brushed Slate (a dark grey) or Brushed Gold (a matte metallic).  

K-Cup Compatibility

Like all Keurig’s, the K-Elite is compatible with the extensive line of K-Cups available on the market today. With over 400 varieties and 60 brands of compatible K-Cups it is not difficult to find one to love. One of Cozy’s favorites are Kona Coffee K Cups, they don’t disappoint! 

The Keurig K-Elite provides the option to brew your own coffee beans with the My K-Cup Universal Reusable Coffee Filter. The K-Elite is the only reusable coffee filter approved for Keurig K-Cup brewers. Reusable filters provide a more environmentally friendly way to brew your own coffee beans with a single serving brewer. 

Cup Size

The Keurig K-Elite brews an impressive range of five different cup sizes of 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 ounces. Like most Keurigs, the K-Elite does not have the ability to brew in a coffee carafe. 

If you are interested in the simplicity of a Keurig brewer but need an option that will allow you to brew a high volume of coffee at one time, Cozy recommends you consider the Keurig K Duo Coffee Maker

Water Reservoir Size

The K-Elite has a fully removable, 75-ounce water reservoir. A larger water reservoir is an ideal feature being it reduces the number of times you have to refill the tank between cups. The K-Elite upholds Keurig’s reputation as a quick and efficient coffee brewer because it has the ability to brew your cup  in less than sixty seconds!


As we dive deeper into our Keurig K-Elite review you will learn that this Keurig is designed for simplicity. It features a power button, LED clock and alert signal light to indicate when water needs to be added to the reservoir and when it is time to perform descaling on the brewer. Additionally, size buttons make selecting the size of your brew foolproof because they are easy to identify on the machine.  


Oftentimes with convenience, customization has to be sacrificed. The K-Elite has been designed to not only brew a cup of coffee at the push of a button, but also gives you the options to customize your drink so that you are able to brew it the way you prefer it. 

The Keurig K-Elite allows you to select the size, quality, temperature, type and taste of your drink to brew your perfect mug in under 60 seconds. The K-Elite also has several programmable options, including:

  • Auto On – This feature powers the Keurig to heat the water in the reservoir in 60 seconds or less.
  • Auto Off – Powers the Keurig off automatically at a programmed time, providing the energy saving ability to have your Keurig power down automatically.  
  • Strong Brew Button – Tells the machine to steep the coffee grounds in water longer which produces a stronger cup.
  • Iced Button – Creates brews for iced coffee while still maintaining flavor.
  • Temperature Control – Allows you to adjust the machine’s brewing temperature between 187 to 192 degrees. 

Hot Water on Demand

An additional feature that adds to the convenience of the machine is the hot water on demand button. The hot water on demand button dispenses hot water from the Keurig brewer. This can be used to make tea, soup or anything requiring hot water with the simple press of a button. 

Removeable Drip Tray

A removable drip tray allows for easy brewing of a variety of size drinks up to 12 ounces. The removable drip tray also provides easy access for cleaning after use.  

Overall, the Keurig K-Elite is a very desirable brewing machine. Like any brewer, it does have its strengths and weaknesses. Below Cozy shares what we like and what you should be aware of specific to the K-Elite.  Read on to see the pro’s and con’s of our Keurig K-Elite Review.


  • Strong Brew feature
  • Iced Coffee feature
  • Hot Water on Demand button
  • Brews five cup sizes
  • 75 Ounce water reservoir
  • LED timer and clock
  • Quick-brew option
  • Programmable options
  • Compatible with K-cups
  • Compatible with My K Cup Universal Reusable Coffee Filter


  • No carafe size brew option
  • Larger brewer size may not work for smaller spaces

Cozy’s Bottom Line

For those who are in the market for a coffee brewer that allows customization without sacrificing the convenience of one touch brewing, this Keurig K-Elite review points to this being an excellent choice for you. 

The customization and brewing options available on the K-Elite ensure you can make your perfect cup, time after time. Its modern design and simple to use interface makes the K-Elite easy for virtually anyone to use effortlessly.

If you give this a try, you will not be disappointed! Sending you a caffeinated cheers!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What type K-Cups are compatible with the Keurig K-Elite?

A: The Keurig K-Elite brews all Keurig K-Cups as well as K-Cup compatible pods. 

Q: What is the difference between the Keurig K-Elite and K-Elite C?

A: The difference between the K-Elite and K-Elite C is the accessories that come with each brewer. The K-Elite comes with a 6 pack of K-Cups and the K-Elite C comes with a 15 pack of K-Cups plus a My K Cup Reusable Coffee Filter. 

Q: Is the Keurig K-Elite programmable?

A: Yes, it is. The Keurig K-Elite offers a wide range of programmable options. 

Q: How big is the water reservoir on the Keurig K-Elite?

A: The K-Elite comes with a large, 75 ounce fully removable water reservoir which allows 8 cups to brew before having to refill.

Q: Do I have to use a water filter with the Keurig K-Elite?

A: No, the water filter is optional and based on personal preference for taste of brewed coffee.

Q: What does the Keurig water filter do?

A: The Keurig water filter keeps the water used to brew your coffee pure and without a chlorine taste. 

Q: Does the Keurig K-Elite use a water filter?

A: Yes, the Keurig K-Elite is compatible with the Keurig side reservoir water filter. 

Q: How often should I change the water filter on the Keurig K-Elite?

A: The filter should be replaced every 2 months or 60 water reservoir refills.

Q: What is the difference between K-Cups and Pods?

A: A K-Cup Pod is flat and round, containing coffee, tea or hot cocoa that is sealed inside a paper filter. A K-Cup contains coffee, tea or hot cocoa that is sealed in a plastic cup or cartridge. 

Q: Can I reuse a K-Cup?

A: Standard K-Cups are not reusable. If you are in the market for a more environmentally friendly option, the Keurig My K-Cup Universal Reusable Coffee Filter is the only Keurig approved reusable K-Cup option.  

Q: Can I use My K-Cup Universal Reusable Coffee Filter with the Keurig K-Elite?

A: Yes, you can. 

Q: What is a My K-Cup Universal Reusable Filter?

A: The My K-Cup Reusable Filter is the only approved reusable coffee filter for Keurig coffee brewers. My K-Cup Universal Reusable Filter allows you to brew your own coffee in your Keurig Brewer. Because it is reusable, it is a more environmentally friendly brewing option.

Q: What type of coffee is recommended for My K-Cup Reusable Filter?

A: A coarser grind similar to what you would use in a French press. Avoid a finer grind, as that could clog the screen or result in poor extraction. Espresso grinds, tea leaves, cocoa as well as other powdered beverages is not recommended. 

Q: How much coffee does a My K-Cup Reusable Filter Brew?

A: My K-Cup Reusable Filter will brew any cup size in your Keurig from 4 to 12 ounces.

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