The Best Alternatives to the Keurig Coffee Maker

The Best Alternatives to the Keurig Coffee Maker

We’ve got another post about alternatives to popular brands and this time it’s Keurig! With all of the news about supply chain issues and shipping delays, we want you to be prepared this holiday season with a few backup ideas for your Christmas shopping. We previously covered the KitchenAid Stand Mixer, Instant Pot, and Roomba, as well. If you can’t get your hands on a specific brand, just know there are other comparable brands out there for you to buy.

Our hope is that you have a list of ‘Plan B’ options if your favorite items are hard to buy this year. If you’re hoping to snag a k-cup coffee brewer and can’t find a great deal on a popular Keurig machine, here are our picks for the best Keurig alternatives to consider.

Note that at the time of posting these prices were accurate, but due to pre-Black Friday sales and Amazon’s dynamic pricing, the prices are fluctuating often. We’ll do our best to keep this up to date, but some prices may vary.

In This Post

  1. Keurig Alternatives
  2. Cuisinart SS-10P1 Premium Single-Serve Coffeemaker
  3. Mueller Single Serve Pod Compatible Coffee Maker
  4. Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Single Serve Maker
  5. Mixpresso Single Serve K-Cup Coffee Maker
  6. Honorable Mention: Hamilton Beach 12-Cup BrewStation

Keurig Alternatives

Keurig coffee makers have been a Black Friday favorite for several years now and we’re sure some of you have this on your Christmas list for at least one friend or family member.

For this post, we’re comparing each of these coffee brewers to the Keurig K-Classic, which is going for around $100 currently ($99.99 at both Target and Amazon). It has a 48-ounce water reservoir and brews 6, 8, and 10-ounce cups.

Just in case you can’t get your hands on a Keurig, here are some quality coffee brewers that you can check out instead.

Cuisinart SS-10P1 Premium Single-Serve Coffeemaker


This is an excellent plan B option for coffee lovers. This brewer has a larger water reservoir than the Keurig and a hot water button for tea or soup. It is also compatible with any coffee pod brand, including Keurig.

Keurig Comparison

Feature Keurig Cuisinart
Reservoir Size 48 oz. 72 oz.
Brew Sizes 3 5
Descale Feature Yes No
Auto Off Yes Yes
Color Options 2 5

Where to Shop

Most retailers have this in the silver color for $99.99. Amazon technically has the lowest price for the silver colorway at $99.60. There are other color options available closer to the $150 price point.

Mueller Single Serve Pod Compatible Coffee Maker

mueller single serve coffee maker
The water reservoir is the same size in the Mueller brewer as the Keurig, but you do get an additional cup size option when brewing. It is compatible with all coffee pods, but does not have a hot water feature like the Cuisinart above.

Keurig Comparison

Feature Keurig Mueller
Reservoir Size 48 oz. 48 oz.
Brew Sizes 3 4
Descale Feature Yes No
Auto Off Yes Yes
Color Options 2 1

Where to Shop

Another price low for Amazon, this brewer is $109.97 (matched at Walmart). Keep an eye out for coupons to apply before adding it to your cart throughout Black Friday week. We keep seeing coupons being added and removed, so if you like this coffee maker, keep checking for coupons on Amazon!

Hamilton Beach FlexBrew Single Serve Maker

hamilton beach flexbrew coffee maker
I had a Hamilton Beach FlexBrew for years and absolutely loved it. This brewer does have a slightly smaller water reservoir, but I loved that it brewed an 8 or 10-ounce cup or a 14-ounce travel mug! You can choose from a regular or bold brew and it’s compatible with all coffee pods.

Keurig Comparison

Feature Keurig FlexBrew
Reservoir Size 48 oz. 40 oz.
Brew Sizes 3 3
Descale Feature Yes No
Auto Off Yes Yes
Color Options 2 1

Where to Shop

If you can get your hands on a 20% off coupon (just sign up with a new email address) Bed Bath & Beyond has this brewer for the lowest price at $63.99. Most other retailers have it for $79.99.

Mixpresso Single Serve K-Cup Coffee Maker

mixpresso single serve coffee maker
The Mixpresso coffee maker can make five different coffee cup sizes and up to six cups without having to refill the water reservoir. The smaller cup sizes take only 30 seconds to brew and it is compatible with all coffee pods, including K-Cup 1.0 and 2.0.

Keurig Comparison

Feature Keurig Mixpresso
Reservoir Size 48 oz. 45 oz.
Brew Sizes 3 5
Descale Feature Yes No
Auto Off Yes Yes
Color Options 2 3

Where to Shop

You can find this Mixpresso machine in all three colorways at Amazon for $79.99.

Honorable Mention: Hamilton Beach 12-Cup BrewStation

hamilton beach brewstation coffee maker
While this coffee maker isn’t the traditional single-cup model, I still think it’s worth mentioning. Instead of brewing one cup at a time, you brew a pot from 2 to 12 cups and it stores the brewed coffee in an internal tank to dispense one cup at a time. This brewer keeps coffee fresh and hot until dispensed but does not brew on a cup-by-cup basis. it also has an iced coffee and a keep warm feature.

Keurig Comparison

Feature Keurig BrewStation
Reservoir Size 48 oz. 12-cup pot
Brew Sizes 3 Any
Descale Feature Yes No
Auto Off Yes Yes
Color Options 2 1

Where to Shop

Amazon has this brewer for $54.99. They also have another BrewStation model, that does not have an iced coffee feature, for $39.99 after a $12 coupon which will save you a few bucks if you’re a hot-only coffee drinker.

These are our picks for the best Keurig alternatives. Will you be shopping for a single-serve brewer this year? Let us know your favorite in the comments.