Keurig K40 Elite Brewing System Review


The Keurig K40 Elite Brewing System is perfect for domestic use where one to six people can use it, with occasional guests coming in as well. The machine can brew a large variety of hot and cold drinks using the K-Cup technology which saves the hassle of measuring coffee and cleaning up. If you’re looking for a coffee maker that’s fast and efficient enough to accommodate your busy lifestyle, Keurig K40 Elite Brewing System is the answer.

Keurig K40 Elite Brewing System

Our Rating: 4.4 out of 5 

Keurig K40 Elite Brewing System Ratings by Features:

Easy to Use

4.8 out of 5


4.7 out of 5

Easy to Clean

4.2 out of 5


3.8 out of 5

Quality of Material

3.8 out of 5


3.7 out of 5


  • Easy to use LED Control Center
  • Removable 48 ounce water reservoir
  • Auto shut-off to save energy
  • Brews in under one minute
  • Can brew a variety of drinks besides coffee


  • Big in size
  • May require extra bold K-cups for a stronger flavor


1. User-friendly LED Control Center

The Keurig K40 Elite is a user-friendly machine which is perfect for people who do not like using complicated technology. It has a LED control center that lets you control it. There are various options available on the LED. It allows you to choose your preferred cup size and coffee style. You can choose your coffee according to your mood and choice, any day and at any time you want.

2. Large Water Reservoir

The Keurig K40 comes with a large water reservoir which lets you store 48 oz of water. A machine that has a large water tank allows you to brew your coffee multiple times without worrying about refilling it. Another plus point of the water reservoir is that it is visible from the front so it lets you have a look at the quantity of the water and know when it needs to be refilled.

3. Auto Shut-off Feature

There are various machines that consume a lot of energy and are not at all user-friendly. Unlike most other machines, the Keurig K40 Elite is an efficient machine that helps you save energy. This machine comes with an auto-off feature that switches off the machine itself if it has not been in use for a certain span of time. You are free to switch it off if you do not want this feature to work.

4. Fast Brewing

There are multiple machines that take a lot of time to brew a single cup of coffee. This machine won't disappoint you as it brews coffee in less than a minute. It has a powerful motor which, surprising, takes only a few moments to make coffee. This feature will help you serve hot coffee to your guests without having them wait. It will also help you make your morning beverage in no time.

5. Various Drinks

This model is the go-to machine for people who love k-cups. This machine allows you to brew various other beverages other than coffee, including tea, iced beverages and hot cocoa. Those who are hot drinks lovers also get 70 different options to choose from. The Keurig K40 Elite is a treat for coffee lovers. People who have been wanting to buy a coffee machine should consider this as an option.


1. Big Size

The Keurig K40 Elite has various plus points. One of them is its huge water reservoir. Since the tank is quite big it does not require you to re-fill it again and again. Although it does give you the benefit of a huge reservoir but it takes a lot of space on your countertop. People who have a smaller kitchen or office can look at other options that will suit their requirements.

2. Extra K-Cups

Each coffee lover has a different requirement and preference when it comes to brewing coffee.  Some of these people like to have a strong cup of coffee, while others may like a mild one. Coffee lovers who like to have a strong cup will need extra k-cups to make their drink taste strong. Buying extra k-cups makes the whole process expensive as well. This is one of the disadvantages of the Keurig K40 Elite.

Keurig K40 Elite Brewing System Specs:

Water Tank Capacity

1.5 quart


13.3 inch


11.9 lbs


120 v

Form Factor


Consumer Ratings for the Keurig K40 Elite Brewing System:

At the time of writing the Keurig K40 Elite Brewing System has above 17,00 reviews on Amazon currently and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars. 70% percent of these reviews have given it the full five stars.

A lot of customers like the Keurig K40 Elite Brewing System 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 also like that it provides greater utility for making other things like hot cereals and chocolate.

A few reviewers however, have complained that this coffee machine, while it works well for what it does, leaves them unsatisfied because they find the Keurig makes a watered down version of coffee. On the other hand a reviewer mentioned how she uses the small setting for a stronger cup while her husband uses the large because he prefers his coffee a bit watered down. To each their own.

Many customers either received the Keurig K40 Elite Brewing System as a gift or they went on to purchase another to gift to their loved ones who enjoyed the coffee it had made at their place. Those who don’t want to contribute to plastic waste that comes from using K-pods use the reusable My K-Pod with fresh grinded coffee. Fresh coffee, different flavor options and very very little mess.

Bottom Line:

The Keurig K40 Elite Brewing System is a perfect pick for those who do not have the time or patience to make a good cup of coffee. It’s simple to use, easy to clean and to top it all, delivers a fresh delicious cup of your favorite beverage in less than a minute.

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