Keurig® Brewer Cup Sizes Explained

Posted on Thu, May 20, 2021

There was a time when there was only one cup size available on Keurig® brewers – 8 ounces. Not too big, not too small, fully satisfying no one. 

Some of us like to sip a small, strong cup of coffee. Others demand to gulp the largest mug filled to the brim. Thanks to Keurig® cup sizes we all win. 

In this article, we will explain Keurig® cup sizes. We have also included a comparison of the available models to help you choose the best option. 

putting kcup in keurig brewer

Keurig® cup size buttons

To select a specific cup size on most brewers, you push the associated button. It may be a digital button on the display screen or a physical one on the brewer top. The first model we tried many years ago had one lonely button. There are now up to five, depending on the model, ranging from 4 to the largest cup size which is 12 ounces. 

What are the five cup sizes available on Keurig® brewers?

First, let's clarify what we mean by cup size. Keurig® cup sizes are in ounces. As in, how many ounces of water are dispensed from the reservoir. The more water, the fuller the cup and the thinner (weaker) the coffee. Less water will give you a shorter cup and a thicker (stronger) coffee. Some units have three size options others have five. 

closing keurig lid

The 5 cup sizes are:

  • 4 ounce
  • 6 ounce
  • 8 ounce
  • 10 ounce
  • 12 ounce

Which Keurig® has the most cup sizes?

The chart below compares the cup sizes on the coffee makers available at the time of this writing. 

Model

4 oz

6 oz

8 oz

10 oz

12 oz

K-Classic® 

 

x

x

x

 

K-Select® 

 

x

x

x

x

K-Duo

 

x

x

x

x

K-Café®

 

x

x

x

x

K-Supreme®

 

x

x

x

x

K-Slim®

   

x

x

x

K-Duo Plus

 

x

x

x

x

K-Supreme

x

x

x

x

x

K-Elite®

x

x

x

x

x

K-Mini®

(add water for each brew)

x

x

x

x

x

 

Why so many choices? 

The coffee maker technology and K-Cup® pods have expanded in that time. For example, the K-Cafe® now comes with a milk frother. You will likely use a smaller cup size to get a stronger coffee for a cappuccino or latte with that model. The same applies to iced coffees. But, extra bold and dark roast K-Cup® pods have grown in popularity. You are likely to choose a larger amount of water to prepare those roasts.

keurig cup sizes buttons

Keurig® is and always will be about your perfect cup. This is their founding principle and one they have stuck for over a decade!

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