Keurig Supreme Vs Supreme Plus and Supreme Plus Smart

If you’re a coffee lover and looking for a great coffee maker, these Keurig coffee makers might be the best option for you. 

Keurig is well known for its single-serve coffee makers and K-cup pods. They have been a great gift for home brewers who love coffee and have become a standard in many households.

Keurig Supreme is one of the premium series of Keurig. It has three variants Supreme simple, Supreme Plus, and Supreme Plus smart before you buy one, you might like to learn about the features of these three machines. 

For this article, we tested and reviewed these models and make a detailed comparison between Keurig Supreme vs Supreme Plus and Supreme Plus Smart. Their features, similarities, and differences are discussed thoroughly. 

Our Choice | Keurig Supreme Plus Smart

The K-Supreme Plus Smart has all the features of Supreme Plus and it gives the user more control over strength and temperature. This is the most modern machine of all as it comes with a Smart Wi-Fi device you can easily control with the Keurig app on your mobile phone.

Undoubtedly, Supreme Plus Smart is the best machine in the Keurig Supreme series. If you have no budget issues, then you must go with that machine. Otherwise, go with Keurig Supreme Plus. I don’t recommend Keurig Supreme

There is only a price difference of 70 dollars between Keurig Supreme and Supreme Plus smart and I must say that the additional features you get with this machine, are surely worth that price.

If you are looking for a more budget-friendly option Check out the review of Keurig Slim Vs mini

keurig k supreme vs k supreme Plus | A Quick Overview

SpecificationsKeurig K-SupremeKeurig K-Supreme PlusKeurig K-Supreme Plus Smart
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Brew Size6,8,10 and 12 oz cups4,6,8,10 and 12 oz cups4,6,8,10 and 12 oz cups
Water Tank Capacity66 oz78 oz78 oz
ColorsBlack, grey, whiteStainless Steel Metal WrapBlack Stainless Steel Metal Wrap
CompatibilityK cup pods and ground coffee beansK cup pods and ground coffee beansK cup pods and ground coffee beans
Strength OptionsStrong brew and Over ice3 options from light to strong5 options from light to strong
Temperature SettingNo3 options from mildly hot to very hot6 options from mildly hot to very hot
Programmable SettingsNo3 programmable preferences10 programmable preferences
Wi-FiNoNoYes
Weight5.78 lbs7.50 lbs8.30 lbs
Keurig K Supreme vs Supreme Plus vs smart

differences between Keurig supreme and supreme plus and supreme plus smart

There are many differences among these three models that you should consider before buying.

1) Temperature Control

Keurig K-Supreme does not have any temperature control options.

Keurig K-Supreme Plus has three different temperature options, while Keurig K-Supreme Plus Smart has six different temperature options from mildly hot to very hot.

Keurig Supreme Plus vs Supreme Plus smart - Temperature settings
Keurig Supreme Plus vs Supreme Plus smart – Temperature settings

If you are sensitive to the temperature of your cup of joe, you must consider this feature before buying a coffee maker.

The temperature of the water also has some effect on the taste and aroma of the brew. So, if you have control over the temperature, you can easily adjust it according to your preferred taste.

I have tested the temperature of drinks from all these coffee makers.

The temperature of the drink from Keurig Supreme was approximately 165 degrees.

For Keurig Supreme Plus, the temperature was 160 for the first setting, 166 for the second, and 168 for the third.

For Supreme Plus Smart, the temperature was in the range of 158 to 170 degrees with small increments for the six different settings from warm to very hot.

A plus for Keurig smart and smart plus

2) Brew Strength

Keurig K-Supreme has only two brew options: the strong brew and the second over ice for iced coffee.

Keurig K-supreme Plus has 3 different brew strength options, and in Keurig, K-Supreme Plus Smart has 5 different brew strength options from balanced to intense.

Brew Strengths Keurig supreme Plus and smart

In Plus and Smart, you can easily vary the strength of your coffee according to your taste, from light to intense.

There is not much difference between Keurig Supreme and Supreme Plus as Supreme offers 2 options (i-e strong and mild) while Plus offers three options ( mild to strong ).

But Keurig Supreme Plus smart has six different options which might be a very useful feature for you.

Basically, the strong brew option in Keurig prolongs the time of brewing coffee that results in a longer extraction time and a more intense and bold cup of coffee

A plus for Keurig smart plus

3) Programmable Preference

Keurig K-Supreme has no programmable feature as it also does not has many alterable preferences.

Keurig K-Supreme Plus offers 3 different Programmable preferences, while Keurig K-Supreme Plus Smart offers 10 different programmable preferences.

In K Supreme Plus select your preferred temperature and brew strength and press one of the three programmable buttons and your settings will be saved.

In K Supreme Plus Smart, select your preferred temperature and brew strength and press the heart button for three seconds and your settings will be saved. You can also name the programmed settings in the Keurig app

Keurig Supreme plus and smart programming

You can easily set the temperature and brew strength for 3 different users in Plus and for 10 different users in Smart. So, anyone can have a brew of their choice by just pressing one button.

This feature might be very useful if everyone in your family has different preferences. Every member can program the machine according to their taste and then brew coffee with just a single touch.

A plus for Keurig Supreme Plus and Supreme Plus smart.

4) Wi-Fi

In both Keurig K-Supreme and Keurig K-Supreme Plus, there is no Wi-Fi.

Keurig K-Supreme Plus Smart comes with Wi-Fi, so you can connect your Keurig machine with the mobile app

Here are a few things you can do in the mobile app

1- Schedule your brew: Just put the K-cup in the machine and schedule the brew through the app and your coffee will be ready at that time.

2- Ordering K-cups: You can order k-cups from Keurig through app.

3- Programmable preferences: You can edit or delete your programmable preferences in the Keurig app.

4- Contact customer support: You can easily contact customer support through the Keurig app.

Keurig supreme Plus smart Wi-fi

This Keurig app is actually quite helpful.

A plus for Keurig Supreme Plus and Supreme Plus smart.

5) Design and Color

With these smart and sleek Keurig single-serve coffee makers, you can add a touch of elegance to your kitchen.

Keurig K-Supreme has 3 different color options grey, black and white.

Keurig K-Supreme Plus has grey metal wrapping, which looks very stylish.

Keurig K-Supreme Plus Smart has black stainless-steel wrapping, which gives a modern look.

A plus for Keurig Supreme.

6) Brew Size

Keurig K-Supreme has four brewing size options 6, 8, 10, and 12 oz. While Keurig K-Supreme Plus and Keurig K-Supreme Plus Smart have five different brewing size options 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 oz.

If you are a fan of Espresso or Americano-like coffee drinks, then a 4 oz size might be a good reason for you to Keurig K-Supreme Plus as the 4 oz cup is more concentrated, which replicates the taste of Espresso.

For strong coffee lovers, only 4 and 6 (maybe 8 also) is a way to go. Because as you increase the cup size the coffee becomes more diluted and watery. I don’t know why Keurig adds 10 and 12-oz sizes in their coffee makers (maybe some people like it).

A plus for Keurig Supreme Plus and Supreme Plus smart.

7) Water Tank Capacity

All these 3 machines have removable water reservoir which is easy to fill and clean.

Keurig K-Supreme has a capacity of 66 ounces, while the Keurig K-Supreme Plus and Keurig K-Supreme Plus smart have a capacity of 78 ounces.

Keurig K-Supreme has a multi-position water tank, so you can easily adjust it on both sides of the coffee maker. This is the feature you might consider if you have an issue with limited space in your kitchen.

A plus for Keurig Supreme.

Similarities in Keurig Supreme Vs Supreme Plus Vs Supreme Plus Smart

There are many common features in these machines which make them desirable to buy.

Multi-stream Technology

Multi-stream technology is the most modern and notable feature present in all the machines of the Keurig K-Supreme Series. 

One stream of water present in old Keurig machines does not completely enrich the coffee grounds, resulting in incomplete extraction.  

This Multi-stream technology uses five streams to enrich the coffee grounds in the K-cup pods thoroughly from 5 different directions. This results in better extraction and a flavorful cup of coffee.

In the picture, you can see there are 5 needles in the machine that makes holes on the top of the k-cup pod at 5 different locations.

Keurig Supreme Multi-stream technology
Keurig Supreme Multi-stream technology

Brew time

All these Keurig Models are very quick. You can brew a fresh cup of coffee in a matter of minutes.

Back-to-back brewing in these machines is also very fast. You don’t have to wait for the re-heating of the machine every time.

Sleek Design and easy to use

All these single-serve K-cup coffee makers have a very sleek and decent design. They only weigh from 6 to 8 pounds. You can easily change their positions in your kitchen or office according to your will.

These coffee machines have a straightforward interface that is very easy to use. You can easily brew a perfect cup of coffee with this machine without any prior experience in brewing. 

Compatibility

All these Keurig Supreme machines are compatible with K-cup pods and reusable filters.

There are a wide variety of k-cup pods available in the market for both coffee and tea. K-cup pods are very useful for beginners who don’t know the exact amount of grounds required for one cup of coffee.

You can use the My K cup reusable filter if you want to brew with ground coffee beans instead of k-cups. These reusable filters can be cleaned easily after brewing.

Over-ice settings

If you are a fan of iced coffee, this over-ice feature present in all Keurig K-Supreme models might excite you.

It brews more strong coffee when you press this button so that your coffee does not become diluted when you place ice cubes in it.

So, put some ice cubes in your mug, press the over ice button, and enjoy a perfect strong cup of iced coffee.

Keurig K Supreme Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Multi-Stream Technology for delivring perfect taste and aroma
  • Removable and Repositionable water tank
  • Very quick brewing
  • Sleek and decent design
  • Make up to 12 cups before refilling
  • Over ice option for iced coffee
Cons
  • No option for controlling strength
  • No option for controlling temperature
  • No programmable settings

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Keurig K Supreme Plus Pros and cons

Pros
  • Multi-stream technology for delivering perfect taste and aroma
  • Three different options for strength control from light to intense and over ice option for iced coffee
  • Programmable option for 3 different users
  • Adjustable temperature control
  • Sleek and decent design
  • Removable Water tanks
Cons
  • Water tank is not adjustable
  • No color options available

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Keurig K Supreme Plus Smart Review

Pros
  • Multi-stream technology for delivering perfect taste and aroma
  • Five different options for strength control from light to intense and over ice option for iced coffee
  • Programmable option for 10 different users
  • Adjustable temperature control from mildly hot to very hot
  • Sleek and decent design
  • Wi-Fi technology
Cons
  • Water tank is not adjustable
  • No color options
  • The app may not work properly sometimes

 

Considering whether to buy Keurig or not and in a decision-making phase? This article can help: Is Keurig worth it

Final Thoughts on K Supreme vs K Supreme Plus

Keurig is the best single-serve coffee maker you can buy. These machines have very slim and decent designs.

There are so many reasons why you should be getting a Keurig machine, but the most important one is its multi-stream technology which seriously enhances the quality and aroma of your cup of coffee.

FAQs

Can you make tea in Keurig k-supreme machines?

Keurig Supreme machines are compatible with all types of k-cup pods including tea.

What is the main difference between Keurig Supreme and Supreme Plus?

Keurig Supreme Plus offers temperature and strength control. You can set up the programmable preferences in Supreme Plus and the size of the water tank is slightly larger in supreme plus.

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