These days just about everyone has a single cup brewing system of some kind. The big question when shopping for one, is which model to go for as they all have different capacities, features, and price tags. If you’re looking for a smaller sized, easy-to-use, functional option, you should consider going with the Keurig K145 OfficePRO Brewing System.
This model of Keurig is a bit smaller than the majority of other models, making it ideal for households or offices that don’t have necessity for carafe sized pots of coffee. Since its water capacity is smaller, you’ll have to fill it more often, however in a smaller environment, it’s not much extra work for the next brewer to add enough water to brew their cup.
As with other models of Keurig, you can use any K-Cup variety of which there are 400+ choices or K-Cup filter which will enable you to filter regular ground coffee. If you’re more of a hot-tea or lemon water drinker, you can also fill the back of the Keurig with water, skip adding a K-Cup, and simply brew hot water.
As far as how long you’ll have to wait for a cup of coffee, the Keurig K145 OfficePRO Brewing System will brew you a standard cup of coffee in about a minute. This is a pretty quick cup compared to the competitors, of which some take around 2 minutes to brew. Especially if you are brewing at home, and you have several people of whom to make different varieties for, the one minute per-cup is convenient.
The unit also comes with a pre-programmed automatic shut off feature that will turn off your Keurig after two hours of non-use. In addition, you can choose between 3 cup sizes, which is a step above some models that you have to pre-measure the amount of liquid before you brew because they lack the select-a-size feature. The drip tray is removable as well so that it easily and conveniently accommodates larger coffee mugs and travel-sized mugs.
Some people have commented that the machine makes more noise than other models. On testing, you can hear the brewing happening, but this also has a lot to do with what surface you’re storing your Keurig on. If you have it on top of a K-Cup Storage Unit, some of the vibrating and noise could be from that. If you have it on a solid, study counter space, the sound isn’t very much more than a standard, larger capacity Keurig, or any other similar.
When it comes to deciding which Keurig model is right for you, you want to be sure to take into consideration what your needs are. If you want to brew more than one cup at a time, then this won’t be the model for you. However, if your needs are within the one cup capacity, and you’re looking for a smaller unit for a smaller family, office, or dorm room, then the Keurig K145 OfficePRO Brewing System will more than do its job. You can expect to pay just around $130 for the model if you purchase from Keurig directly, and around $120 from Amazon, at the time of writing this.