5 Best Keurig Coffee Machines for Office Use

Single-serve coffee machines like the Keurig are popular, approachable and versatile for the office.

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Last Updated on December 17, 2023

We all know the office runs on caffeine, so a great coffee maker is absolutely essential.

Gone are the days of stale drip coffee, made the way only Dave likes it, from a machine that never gets properly cleaned. Single-serve coffee machines are popular, approachable and inherently versatile. Many even make hot chocolate. They make an excellent choice for offices of any size.

Keurig has an impressive suite of office-appropriate machines, with the Keurig K-Elite being our overall favorite for its perfect blend of functionality and affordability.

The K-Elite is best for a small- to medium-sized office, but we’ve included some great options for larger offices and a few machines for those who want want the ability to brew a traditional carafe of coffee in addition to single servings.

Keurig has a seemingly endless selection of machines. The right one for your office will depend on a few important factors. Let’s look at what you’ll want to consider when shopping for an office specific Keurig, and then we’ll break down our top recommendations.

Choosing a Keurig for Your Office

Here are the most important things to consider when shopping for a Keurig machine for your office…

Office Size

The size of your office will greatly inform your choice of machine. If you’re quite a small office, or have just a few coffee drinkers, something basic will do the trick. If you’re a larger office, or like to have the option of offering coffee to clients and guests, you’ll need to invest in something more truly commercial.


It’s important to get an idea of your office’s coffee needs. If people just want a constant caffeine source and aren’t overly concerned with quality or drink variety, then something like the K155 Office Pro will do the trick:


If people expect great cups of coffee, or you want to curb trips to the cafe by offering specialty drinks, you’ll want to look into a high-end model like the Eccellenza.

You’ll also want to keep an eye on the features each machine offers, and decide what’s important for your staff and your space.


Keurig machines differ drastically in their size and weight, so you’ll want to map out a place for your machine and figure out how much space you have to dedicate to your setup. Keep in mind you’ll need storage for all your supplies as well. A few machines on this list don’t have a removable water reservoir and require direct plumbing from a water source.


The machines on our list vary in price point, so what’s available to you may depend on your office’s budget. Keep in mind that if you’re expensing daily trips to the local cafe, you can quickly break even on a high-end machine if everyone gets their specialty beverage fix in-house instead

Top 5 Keurig Coffee Makers For The Office

Now that you have an idea of what you’re looking for, let’s take an in-depth look at our top picks…

Best Overall: Keurig K-ELlite

The K-Elite and K155 Office Pro were neck-and-neck for first place. Both have fairly large capacities, are relatively quiet, and come in at a reasonable price point.

There are a few reasons why the K-Elite took top honors. The feature that really made the difference is the strong brew option. The Office Pro doesn’t have strength control, and it’s essential for those who like a more full and robust cup of coffee—something that can be difficult to achieve with single-serve machines (unless you get one without pods). The strong brew setting increases both the brew time and water pressure, and produces, in my opinion, a much better cup of coffee. I personally wouldn’t go for a Keurig that doesn’t have this feature.

The K-Elite is also more than $100 less expensive than the Office Pro. It’s far less heavy and bulky at only eight pounds, and offers one additional cup size in the 12-ounce option.

There are two downsides in comparison to the Office Pro, but they aren’t dealbreakers. The K-Elite can be a bit confusing to set up and program, but once you get it figured out, it’s simple to use and to clean. It also has a 75-ounce water reservoir—decent for a small- to medium-sized office but a bit smaller than the Office Pro’s 90-ounce tank.

Even with these two drawbacks, we still feel the strong brew option is well worth the compromise and are actually quite surprised that the Office Pro doesn’t offer it, particularly at its higher price point.

Features we like:

  • 5 cup sizes
  • strong brew option
  • iced coffee setting
  • temperature control
  • auto-off
  • compatible will all K-Cups
  • hot water on demand
  • water filter
  • high-altitude setting
  • only 8 pounds


  • initial setup is confusing
  • slightly smaller water reservoir

Best Large Capacity: Keurig K155 Office Pro

The Keurig Office Pro is a workhorse. It has a 90-ounce water reservoir, only takes one minute to heat up and brews back-to-back all day long. It’s great for a medium-sized office and would even suit a larger office if you don’t mind refilling the water tank a few times a day.

It’s fully programmable and will automatically shut off after two hours of inactivity. It’s sleek, and sturdy, easy to program and use, with an inviting touchscreen interface.

It is quite bulky and heavy, though, at around 20 pounds, so you’ll want to make sure you find a long-term home for it.

It’s a decent machine, and has the largest capacity of all the machines in its price range.

The biggest downside to the K155 is that it doesn’t make the best coffee. Without the strong brew option, it’s difficult to get that extra kick of robust flavor. Many users report a watery consistency. It also struggles to reach and maintain optimal brewing temperature. Even though it offers temperature control, manual adjustments don’t always lead to actual temperature changes. If the water isn’t reaching a high enough temperature, it will be nearly impossible to brew a great cup of coffee.

If your team are coffee lovers, or particular about their brews, you’ll probably want a machine with a bit more consistency and adjustability.

Features we like:

  • quiet and energy-efficient
  • 90-ounce water reservoir
  • simple to set up, program, and use
  • auto-off
  • drain and store setting


  • heavy
  • no strong brew or iced settings
  • doesn’t maintain water temperature

Best Carafe Option: Keurig K-Duo

If you’re looking for a machine that brews both single-serve and full carafes of coffee, the K-Duo is a great option.

With only a 60-ounce water reservoir, it’s best suited for a small- to medium-sized office, but it’s easy enough to refill the water tank throughout the day.

The K-Duo is fully programmable, even allowing you to preset your machine to auto-brew in the morning. This is a handy feature, particularly for a busy office.

The K-Duo features the same strong brew and iced settings as the K-Elite, and when you want to brew on the carafe side, it operates much like a regular drip machine. This allows you to customize the strength of your coffee by controlling the amount of ground coffee and water.

The carafe side has a handy “pause-and-pour” feature, which allows you to pause the brewing cycle, pour a quick cup from the pot of coffee, then continue on. This is incredibly useful when you’re already running late for that meeting! The glass carafe sits on a warming element, so your coffee will stay fairly hot for hours.

The single-serve side of the machine is compatible with all K-Cups, offers four cup sizes, and has a removable drip tray with enough clearance for a seven-inch personal mug.

Unfortunately, there’s no water filter for the K-duo, and the square shape of the spout on the carafe is a bit awkward for pouring. The good news is that you can swap it out for any other carafe of the same size that you prefer.

The K-Duo is simple to program and use, but the design of the buttons makes them a tad difficult to see. It may prove a bit hard for some users initially, but should be easy enough to get used to. Overall, the K-Duo is a versatile option at a great price point.

Features we like:

  • 4 single serving brew sizes plus carafe
  • strong brew setting
  • auto-off
  • compatible with all K-Cups
  • programmable
  • pause and pour


  • smaller water reservoir
  • carafe has awkward spout
  • no water filter
  • buttons are hard to read

If you’re looking to save counter space and have a few extra dollars to invest, check out the K-Duo Plus. It has all the same features as the K-Duo, but brews both single-serve and carafe from a single brew head. Rather than an element for drip coffee, it comes with a thermal carafe which will keep your coffee hot for about two hours. It preserves the flavor and aromas of your hot coffee much better than glass on a hot plate.

Best for Large Offices: Keurig K3500

For a truly commercial machine, you’ll take quite a step up in price, but you’ll get a few nice features for the investment.

The Keurig K3500 is a direct water line machine, which means you’ll need to have it professionally installed. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include the necessary kit, which is a bit of a disappointment.

Once you get this bad boy installed, though, it will brew quality coffee consistently for an office of any size. It’s fully programmable and the dual water tanks allow for back-to-back brewing, constant hot water on demand, and great temperature stability.

The intuitive color touchscreen allows you to customize your brew strength, temperature, and beverage size. It’s simple to both program and use.

The K3500 is a larger machine, weighing in at 35 pounds, but since it requires direct line plumbing, you won’t be moving it around. It’s only a foot wide, so it still leaves plenty of room on your countertop, or to add a display rack for your K-Cups.

A handy additional feature of the K3500 not found on the machines we’ve covered so far is the automatic pod- ejection, with a very generous spent pod storage capacity of 35-40 pieces. This is an extremely convenient option for a busy office. No need to fiddle around emptying the machine. Push a button and you’re off.

This machine could easily service both staff and customers all day long, with very little cleanup required.

Features we like:

  • direct water line
  • dual water tanks
  • 5 cup sizes
  • strong brew
  • temperature control
  • automatic pod ejection and storage
  • programmable
  • easy to use


  • higher price point
  • requires professional installation
  • no plumbing kit included
  • no auto-off function
  • no speciality coffees
  • heavy

Best High End: Keurig Eccellenza Touch

Keurig Eccellenza Touch office coffee machine


The Eccellenza Touch is for the office that wants it all.

There are very few Keurig machines that offer the addition of true speciality drinks, and something like the K-Cafe passes a lot of the work and mess on to the individual, which isn’t ideal for an office setting.

The Eccellenza is certainly an investment. It must be ordered through Keurig and will set you back several thousand dollars. This is a significant jump from even the K3500, but it really offers a highly elevated experience. If your office expenses daily trips to the local cafe, you’ll break even in no time. If you’re a client-facing office that likes to offer that next-level service, something like the Eccellenza would be an impressive addition to the overall experience of visiting the space.

The biggest advantage of the Eccellenza is that it offers a wide range of high-quality coffee and other beverages at the touch of a button. Although it may seem romantic to have a proper espresso machine in the break room, the labor, noise, upkeep and cleaning coffee grounds off the counter really make it an impractical option. With two coffee hoppers and three powder dispensers, the Eccellenza is able to offer 10 different drinks in three sizes. It couldn’t be more user friendly.

It does require direct line plumbing, and it’s quite large. You’ll want to find the perfect spot to install it, but once you do, it’ll be the central feature of your office space.

Features we like:

  • 10 beverage options
  • programmable
  • easy-to-use touch screen
  • low maintenance
  • back-to-back brewing
  • sleek, modern design


  • large and heavy
  • expensive
  • requires professional installation

Single-serve coffee makers are the office coffee machines of the future. They’re fast, convenient, and require very little cleanup. Keurig offers the most impressive range of machines, with the Keurig K-Elite offering the best performance for its price point. But as you can see, there’s really something for every office.

Morning buzz,
Keurig's gentle hum,
Cups align,
Steam ascends,
In every sip, a tale
Of office life's beat.

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