Keurig K65 Special Edition Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System Review

The Keurig K65 Special Edition Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System now has limited availability. This review was originally written when it was easily available. The replacement is the Keurig K55, which is reviewed on this link. In case the K65 is still of interest to anyone, here is my review.

The K65 includes a water filter kit and is about $90 more expensive than the K45. For this you get an LCD readout that displays a Ready to Brew indicator and the time, plus other information.

The water reservoir is larger, at 60 ounces (about eight cups). This makes for fewer refills, so it would fit in well where you have a larger family.

In black with chrome accents, this home brewer will enhance any kitchen. It's capable of satisfying all your hot and cold drink needs quickly and reliably.

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The Keurig K65 Brewing System

Keurig K65 review

Table of Contents
Total Control
Water Filter Kit
Features and Specifications
Pros and Cons
Consumer Ratings

The Keurig K65 - Total Control

Not only do you have a choice of three cup sizes, but you have the ability to adjust the brew temperature to your exact liking as well (a feature not available with the K45 model). You can adjust the strength of your coffee by making use of the variety of blends and cup sizes, so putting a strong brew in a larger cup or travel mug can tone it down, or using a small (6 oz) cup can strengthen a weaker mix.

And, of course, you don't have to use the K-Cup brand. Other brands are accepted just as readily.

There's an alert when the machine needs descalling, and you can remove the drip tray for cleaning or in order to fill a travel mug.

When starting from cold it takes around a minute to produce a cup of your favorite hot or cold drink. This reduces to anything from 15 to 45 seconds later on, depending on how frequently you order a fresh cup.

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A Water Filter Kit and Bonus Variety Box

Much of the wear and tear on a coffee maker is down to the impurities in the water used, so if you can filter these out before they can do any damage then it's all to the good. Some folks even filter the water twice - once in a Brita or similar filter and a second time in the coffee maker itself if it has this facility, which the K65 does. And the chances are that their coffee makers generally last longer and need descaling less often.

The Bonus K-Cup Variety Box has twelve assorted brews to get you started and help you determine your favorites.

Keurig K65 Features and Specifications:

  • Programmable
  • Choice of 3 cup sizes (6 oz., 8 oz. and 10 oz.)
  • Removable 60 oz. water reservoir
  • Quiet Brew Technology®
  • Energy Savings Mode – Auto On/Off
  • Includes water filter handle and 1 charcoal filter
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • UL Listed: Household use only
  • Power: 1,500 Watts
  • Voltage: 120VAC / 60Hz
  • Weight: 12 lbs. empty
  • Dimensions: 13.0"H x 9.8"W x 13.3"D

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Pros and Cons

Pros: Large, 60 oz reservoir; choice of three cup sizes, brew temperature adjustable; descaling alert; built-in water filter; energy saving mode.
Cons: Typical lifetime of 3 years; can be difficult to clean.

In the video below a brand new Keurig K65 is unpacked and put through its paces...

Consumer Ratings

This product scores an average of well over 4 out of 5 from over 3,600 reviews on Amazon, at the time of writing (May 2019). Reading through them, it seems most people are either passionate fans or skeptical critics, with the former very much outnumbering the latter.

What the fans like most about the K65 is that you can make just one cup of coffee at a time, and can choose between three different sizes of cup. Having a choice between coffee, tea, hot chocolate and even iced coffee is also popular.

The critics mostly dislike the fact that the unit tends to last only about three years, but then that's actually not bad for a machine dealing constantly with hot to boiling water, and used all day every day. One or two have ceased to work before that time, but Keurig do have a 12 month warranty which they are prepared to honor when the occasion arises.

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The reviews overwhelmingly show that most buyers of the Keurig K65 are very happy with their coffee maker. Most criticisms relate to its durability and difficulties in cleaning it, but these factors haven't deterred the vast majority of reviewers, who love its ease of use, style and versatility.

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Keurig K65 Special Edition Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System

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Author: Coffee Lover

Philip Gegan is a retired UK attorney who loves coffee and everything to do with it. He aims in to review all leading makes and models of coffee maker available in the United States that have a decent number of reviews and a high average score from reviewers on and other leading retail sites.