Described as a coffeehouse brewer, this unit does have some nice features for coffee and latte lovers alike. The milk frother is a good addition to the typical K Cup brewer. The Special Edition unit includes some extra features and a nickel finish as opposed to the matte black finish of the regular K Cafe unit.
|Keurig||K Cafe SE||K Cup Brewer|
SPECIAL EDITION: Complement your kitchen with the premium nickel colored finish, metal handle and drip tray.
COFFEE, LATTES & CAPPUCCINOS: Use any K-Cup® pod to brew coffee, or make delicious lattes and cappuccinos.
COFFEE SHOT FOR SPECIALTY DRINKS: Press the SHOT button to brew a concentrated shot of coffee from your favorite K-Cup® pod to make delicious hot or iced lattes and cappuccinos.
DISHWASHER SAFE FROTHER: Froth fresh milk, including skim, soy, and almond. The frother is dishwasher safe for easy clean up after use and also features a COLD setting for cold frothed milk.
STRONG BREW: Increase the strength and bold taste of your coffee.
4 CUP SIZES: 6, 8, 10, and 12oz.
LARGE 60oz WATER RESERVOIR: Allows you to brew 6 cups before having to refill, saving you time and simplifying your morning routine. Removable reservoir makes refilling easy.
SMART START: Your coffee maker heats, then brews in one simple process. No need to wait for it to heat before selecting your cup size.
ENERGY EFFICIENT: Programmable auto off feature automatically turns your brewer off 2 hours after the last brew for energy savings.
TRAVEL MUG FRIENDLY: Accommodates travel mugs up to 7.2” tall and is top rack dishwasher safe for easy cleanup.
COMPATIBLE WITH THE MY K-CUP™ UNIVERSAL REUSABLE COFFEE FILTER: Brew your own ground coffee (sold separately).
BREWER MAINTENANCE REMINDER: Alerts you when it is time to descale your coffee maker. Descaling is an important process that removes built-up calcium deposits, ensuring the best-tasting brew possible.
SIMPLE BUTTON CONTROLS: Just insert any K-Cup® pod and use the button controls to brew a delicious coffee, or make hot or iced lattes and cappuccinos.
All the details:
|Dimensions:||Width 15.3 in -x- Height 12.5 in -x- Depth 11.7 in|
|Reservoir Capacity:||60 oz|
|Brew Sizes:||6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz|
|Allows tall travel mugs?||Yes|
|Maximum Mug Height:||7.2 in|
|K Cup Carafe Compatible?||No|
|Water Filter Kit Available?||Yes|
|Strong Brew Setting?|
|Iced Brew Setting?|
One Cup Report - Review Score
“True, it does not make a “legit” espresso, but the “strong” option on the machine gives me the next best thing with a dark or espresso roast. (The “strong” option can also be used to make a stronger brew of regular coffee.) The milk frother is wonderful.”
“Out of the box, it sets up incredibly easy. Install the filter to the water vessel, add water and you’re good to go. You can use any K-Cup in this machine. Selecting “Coffee”, you are offered four brewing volumes to choose from. You can also select Latte/Cappuccino, which results in a strong shot from your pod of choice. The heated frother is impressive. Brewing times are very efficient and clean-up is very simple. The water reservoir is easy to handle, refill and reinstall.”
“Adds functionality to make lattes and cappuccinos. Milk frother is dishwasher safe. Milk frother uses magnetic whisk so no holes needed in cup. Milk frother takes the complication out of the process. Shorter design allows for more placement options. Satin silver finish stays cleaner than original gloss black. Buttons to select modes is easier to use.”
Keep in mind that top complaints may only be a small percentage of all units sold - please refer to the overall review ratings.
“There is one alert, however to plug the machine into its own circuit. The reason is that it pulls substantial amps and will trip GFI circuit breakers. From my experience, it seems to occur when the Auto Off engages. I spoke with Keurig whose engineers agreed that it will likely trip your circuit breaker. You can disable the Auto Off per the user guide”
“Frother doesn’t create enough foam. Frother sometimes doesn’t create foam on first try (using the lid is key says other users). No screen or other indicator that brew is done. Brewer trips 15 amp breaker regularly with nothing else on circuit. Reservoir handle holes near max fill line leak easily.”