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Keurig Supreme vs. Supreme Plus: What is the Difference?

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In this article, we’ll review the Keurig Supreme vs. Supreme Plus. Learn the differences and similarities to help decide which model is best for you and your kitchen.

Keurig Supreme vs. Supreme Plus

Here is a quick comparison of each machine. Read on for detailed reviews of each Keurig coffee maker.

Keurig K-Supreme

  • 66-ounce water reservoir, 2 position options (side or back)
  • 6, 8, 10, or 12 oz. cup
  • Button controls
  • Iced setting
  • Strong setting
  • No temperature settings
  • No user programming
  • Fits mugs up to 7″ tall
  • Descale reminder
  • Back-to-back brewing

Keurig K-Supreme Plus

  • 78-ounce water reservoir (up to 9 cups)
  • 4, 6, 8, 10, or 12 oz. cup
  • Button controls
  • Iced setting
  • 3 strength settings
  • 3 temperature settings
  • Program up to 3 users
  • Fits mugs up to 7″ tall
  • Descale reminder
  • Back-to-back brewing

Keurig K-Supreme Plus SMART: take it to another level Keurig K-Supreme Plus SMART coffee machine. You’ll benefit from all the features of the Supreme Plus along with the BREWID™, OLED display screen, 5 strength settings, 6 temperature settings, 10 user settings, and phone compatibility.

Our Pick

The K-Supreme Plus offers more features given the price difference. You get much more customization options and user setting abilities, along with a larger reservoir.

Keurig K-Supreme® Series

The Keurig K-Supreme series is an excellent option if you are looking for a compact unit to save counter space and a quick & easy, hassle-free way to enjoy your coffee.

The tank size for each unit is enough to enjoy 8-9 cups before you need to refill. While other compact Keurig units do not include a water tank and require adding water for each use.

However, if you are looking to make cappuccinos or lattes you will want to look at other coffee makers like the Keurig K-Cafe Single-Serve K-Cup Coffee Maker. Unit options do not include a milk frother.

Read on for detailed reviews of each machine—K-Supreme, K-Supreme Plus, and the K-Supreme Plus SMART.

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Keurig K-Supreme® Coffee Maker Review

The K-Supreme is the ‘base model’ in the K-Supreme series and has many excellent features, especially for its compact size. It’s not only easy to use but also includes the Keurig Multistream technology for a flavorful brew every time.

For you if you’re a coffee lover who likes simple settings with button controls, space savings, and flavor filled coffee. (And you don’t mind missing out on user-specific settings, 4 ounce cups, temperature settings, digital screens, and phone connectivity. If you do, then read on for the Plus and Plus SMART.)

Included:

  • Multistream technology—uses multiple streams vs. just one like the K-Classic to saturate the ground evenly for more flavor and aroma. Watch here.
  • 66-ounce removable water tank you can position to the side or the back depending on where you need to save space.
  • 4 brew sizes, including 6, 8, 10, and 12 ounces.
  • Button controls, no digital display screen.
  • Fits travel mugs up to 7 inches tall.
  • Descale reminder and add water indicator.
  • The height is 16.94″ when open, so make sure you have the clearance in your space.

Notable manufacturer specs:

  • Dimensions: 12.15” H x 7.85” W x 12.02” (tank at side)
  • Dimensions: 12.15” H x 6.36” W x 15.11” (tank on rear)
  • Item weight: 1 pound

Keurig K-Supreme Plus® Coffee Maker Review

The K-Supreme Plus model is a step up from the K-Supreme. It provides additional strength and temperature control settings along with three programmable user settings. The tank is slightly larger and you have one additional brew size to choose from—4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 ounces. The price difference (between the K-Supreme and K-Supreme Plus) is under $50 and worth the extra, in our opinion.

For you if you like simple button controlled settings, individual brewing preference settings, space savings, and flavorful coffee. (And you don’t mind missing out on a digital screen display, BREWID, and phone connectivity. If you do, read on for the Plus SMART.)

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  • Multistream technology—uses multiple streams of water vs. just one like the K-Classic to saturate the ground evenly for more flavor and aroma. Watch here.
  • 78-ounce removable water tank which provides up to 9 cups before you need to refill.
  • 5 brew sizes, including 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 ounces.
  • 3 coffee strength settings.
  • 3 temperature settings.
  • 3 programmable user settings for individual brewing preferences.
  • Button controls, no digital display screen.
  • Accommodates mugs up to 7 inches tall, including travel mugs.
  • Descale reminder and add water indicator.
  • The height is 16.9″ when open, so make sure you have the clearance in your space.

Notable manufacturer specs:

  • Dimensions: 12.2” H x 8.3” W x 13.3”
  • Item weight: 1 pound
Keurig K-Supreme Plus Coffee Maker, Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Brewer, With MultiStream Technology, 78 Oz Removable Reservoir, and Programmable Settings, Stainless Steel
  • MULTISTREAM TECHNOLOGY: Extracts more flavor and aroma in every brew. vs. Keurig leading K-Classic brewer with The Original Donut Shop Coffee K-Cup Pod

Keurig K-Supreme Plus® SMART Coffee Maker Review

The K-Supreme Plus SMART is all about technology and customization. All the wonderful features of the K-Supreme Plus, but adding BREWID, more brew customization, and phone connectivity. The price difference at the time we’re publishing this article is only $10 vs. the K-Supreme Plus. So if you are a tech lover, we think this upgrade is definitely worth it.

For you if you like a digital screen display, more individual preference settings, and advanced technology with the Keurig app and phone connectivity. You can brew anywhere, including your bed. That’s pretty cool.

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  • BREWID—customizes your cup by recognizing specific K-Cup type you’re using and brewing accordingly.
  • Multistream technology—uses multiple streams of water vs. just one like the K-Classic to saturate the ground evenly for more flavor and aroma. Watch here.
  • Keurig App—set up with the app and Wi-Fi for advanced controls like scheduling a brew and managing your stock of pods.
  • 78-ounce removable water tank which provides up to 9 cups of coffee before you need to refill.
  • 5 brew sizes, including 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 ounces.
  • 5 coffee strength settings
  • 6 temperature settings
  • 10 programmable user settings for individual brewing preferences
  • Button controls and a digital display screen.
  • Accommodates mugs up to 7 inches tall, including travel mugs.
  • Descale reminder and add water indicator.
  • The height is 16.9″ when open, so make sure you have the clearance in your space.

Notable manufacturer specs:

  • Dimensions: 12.35” H x 8.30” W x 13.35”
  • Item weight: 8.3 pounds

Keurig Supreme Plus Smart Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee Maker, 78 oz removable water reservoir, Black
  • BREWID: Recognizes your K-Cup pod and customizes the brew settings to make each cup perfectly delicious

Comparison

So what is the actual difference between each of the models in the K-Supreme series? Additional water tank capacity (66 ounce with the K-Supreme to 78 ounces with the Plus and Plus SMART). Added strength and temperature setting options. Added user-specific controls. And more technology with the Plus SMART. The Plus SMART is the only K-Supreme that will allow you to connect it with your iPhone and wifi to schedule brewing or brew from anywhere.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are common questions people ask about the Keurig K-Supreme line.

Does the Keurig Supreme have an internal reservoir?

Yes, the Keurig K-Supreme has an internal water tank. Depending on the model, the tank size is 66 ounces or 78 ounces. Each model in the Supreme series is removable.

How does the Keurig Multistream Technology ™ really work?

Keurig’s MultiStream Technology™ uses multiple streams instead of one stream (like the K-Classic) to saturate the grounds more evenly, leading to richer and better-tasting coffee or other brewed beverages. Watch a video here.

Is the K Supreme Programmable?

The Plus and the Plus SMART in the Keurig K-Supreme series are programmable. Three programmable user settings are included with the Plus and ten programmable user settings with the Plus SMART. The standard K-Supreme model does not, however.

What kind of water do you use in a Keurig Supreme?

Distilled water is always a great option to use in Keurig coffee makers, including the Keurig Supreme. However, you can use tap or filtered water—you may just need to descale more often.

What is a Keurig dual-position reservoir?

A dual-position water reservoir, available in some Keurig models (including the Keurig K-Supreme and K-Duo Plus)—allows you to move the water reservoir to different positions: 1) the side or 2) back of the machine. This allows you to move the water tank to optimize your counter space.

Can the Keurig K-Supreme make hot water?

Yes, if you’d like to make hot water only using the K-Supreme, all you need to do is brew without a pod. The unit will dispense hot water only unless there is residual grounds leftover. Flush once or twice and then brew your hot water.


Conclusion

The K-Supreme models are compact and user-friendly. The Plus model offers a little more customization for those who want it, compared to the standard model. While the Plus SMART model adds additional technology features to help you brew perfect cups of coffee every time. We find the pricing difference negligible between the 3 models in the series and recommend picking the machine based on your preferences.

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