Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Coffee Maker Review


The Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Coffee Maker comes with a premium nickel colored finish, a metal handle and drip tray. It is a very versatile single serve coffee maker; it can quickly make everything from simple coffee to frothy cappuccinos and creamy lattes. The Smart Start option allows you to heat and brew simultaneously thereby reducing the preparation time significantly. Also, thanks to the large 60 ounce water reservoir, you can easily make numerous cups without having to refill all the time.

Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Coffee Maker

Our Rating: 4.7 out of 5

Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Coffee Maker Ratings by Features:

Easy to Use

4.7 out of 5


4.7 out of 5

Easy to Clean

4.6 out of 5


4.5 out of 5

Quality of Material

4.6 out of 5


4.5 out of 5


  • Dishwater safe milk frother
  • Gives maintenance reminders
  • Drip tray for easy cleaning
  • 4 cup sizes (6,8,10,12 ounce)
  • Great for lattes and cappuccinos


  • No auto-on feature
  • Large footprint may be inconvenient for some people


1. Removable Tray

This Keurig machine is a special edition. It has been designed to brew café style coffee for you at your home. It is one of the most useful and wanted machines as it lets you brew a delicious cup of your favorite coffee. The machine comes with a removable tray which makes it convenient for the users to clean it. This feature allows you to keep your kitchen free of mess.

2. Dishwasher Safe Milk Frother

This Keurig K-Café Special Edition Coffee Maker is super versatile and brews various kinds of coffee. From simple coffee to creamy lattes and frothy cappuccinos, it can conveniently brew any coffee style. It works with different types of milk and can froth both, hot and cold milk. The manufacturers have made the milk frother dishwasher safe so the users can clean it easily. You do not have to worry about cleaning it manually.

3. Maintenance Reminders

The machine is not only user friendly but it is also smart enough to help the consumers. The Keurig K- Café Special Edition comes with a different feature which is loved by the users. Its in-built brewer maintenance reminder alerts you when it is time to descale. Descaling is a method which cleans your machines and removes the calcium deposits. It makes the coffee brewing process smoother and makes your coffee taste better.

4. Cup Sizes

Like various other machines, this Keurig model also allows you to brew various cup sizes, including 6, 8, 10 and 12 oz. Depending on your liking, you can choose the cup size and the machine will brew it for you. It has a smart option which lets you brew and heat together which reduces the time and energy used. It makes your coffee in a quick and simple way.

5. Brews Cappuccinos and Lattes

As the name suggests, Keurig K-Café Special Edition Coffee Maker is a pro at brewing café style coffees. People who love to have café-style, home-made cappuccinos and lattes should definitely consider this as an option. The machine is not only beneficial for those who like to brew frothy coffees at home but it can also be used at local cafes.  If you are one of those people who love to drink coffee but do not want to spend at coffee shops then you should consider buying this machine.


1. Large Size

Despite all the benefits that come with the Keurig K-Café Special Edition Coffee Maker, there is a feature that may not be liked by a lot of customers. This machine has a huge size which is going to need a lot of space on your kitchen counter. People who live in smaller spaces or have small kitchens should read about the product carefully before they invest in it.

2. No Auto-off

A lot of Keurig models consist of the smart auto-off feature. This feature allows the machine to power off itself if it has not been used for more than two hours. People who do not like the auto-off feature can switch if off as well. The ability of the machine to switch itself off saves a lot of electricity and benefits the environment. However, it is not present in the Keurig K- Café Special Edition Coffee Maker.

Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Coffee Maker Specs:

Single Serve Coffee

6, 8, 10, 12 oz

Lattes - Cappuccinos

2 oz. shot Latte & Cappuccino

Drip Coffee


Iced Setting

Froths Milk

Hot & Cold Froth

Programmable Carafe Auto Brew

Carafe Type/ Heating Plate


Water Reservoir Capacity

60 oz removable

Box Includes

Milk Frother Cup



Product Dimensions

12.5” H X 15.3” W X 11.7”

Consumer Ratings for the Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Single Serve K-Cup Pod Coffee:

At the time of writing the Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition has around 15,000 reviews on Amazon currently and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars. 85% percent of these reviews have given it the full five stars.

A lot of customers like the Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition coffee maker for being simple to operate and making a fast cup of coffee for those who don’t have much time in the morning. For them it's fast, convenient and reliable.

Some reviewers however, have complained that this coffee machine causes their circuit breakers to trip. For some it is just the GFI outlet but for others it trips any breaker. Another customer had a problem with the milk not frothing but realized that putting the lid on the frother makes all the difference.

Many customers love that because it is single serve it is not just fast but it also does not lead to a lot of wasted coffee which makes it cheaper in the long run. Those who wanted a cappuccino and latte option with the espresso one were satisfied with the strong brew option on Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition. Fresh coffee, different flavor options and very very little mess.

Bottom Line:

Keurig K-Cafe Special Edition Coffee maker makes quick and delicious coffee with no learning curve and minimal cleanup. It’s particularly recommended for those who love lattes and cappuccinos. It has an excellent milk frother and other user-friendly features like Smart Start and High Altitude Setting.

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