While there are many Keurig models to choose from, the Keurig K475 coffee maker might be the ideal choice for a quick cup of coffee in the morning.
It brews a cup of coffee in less than one minute, brewed the way you like, and makes it easy to operate without having to fuss with grinding beans or measuring ground coffee.
But does it work as good as implied? In this review you you can expect to understand it’s most prominent features, pros and cons, and help you decide if the K475 is right for you.
Update: Coffee lovers rejoice! There is a newer model, in our Keurig K575 review, but the K475 is a good option still. Read more about the best Keurig coffee makers here.
Keurig K475 Review: Features
First off, the K475 is very adaptable, which is great if you’re a fussy coffee drinker, or you have different tastes in your household.
There are five brew sizes to make a cup of coffee with K-cup pods (4, 6, 8, 10 and 12-ounce sizes) as well as a strength control setting. This means you can choose any size of cup and make a strong brew with the touch of a button.
You can also enjoy hot water only, by opening and closing the brewer handle without placing a pod in the machine.
It also brews K-Mug pods, which gives you the option of 12 and 16-ounce mugs. A bonus is that the drip tray is easy to remove so that tall mugs can fit under the spout.
There is the option to purchase a Keurig Carafe 2.0 (sold separately) and K-Carafe pods if you need more coffee at once. The K475 will brew 22, 26 or 30-ounce carafes. There is an auto brew setting that can only be used with the carafe.
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The K475 has five temperature settings, giving you the unique ability to choose different temperatures for your beverage.
Temperature control is a very important feature for die hard coffee lovers. While there are many settings to choose from, if you like your coffee almost boiling a Keurig may not be what you’re looking for.
It has a large (2 and a half inch) colored touch screen.
It features a digital clock, and you can program it to turn on and off at set times, so that you don’t have to wait for it to warm up in the morning, and can conserve energy when your coffee drinking is done for the day.
It brews a cup of your best Keurig coffee in under a minute! As long as you have the timer set to warm the pot before you wake up, you can be enjoying coffee 60 seconds after waking.
It also has a large, 70-ounce water reservoir. This reservoir can save you time because you can make 8 or more cups before having to refill it.
The water reservoir is removable so that you can easily refill it when necessary.
To help your coffee tasting it’s best, the unit uses water filters to purify your tap water. Our only advice here is to avoid using softened water which may interfere with the filters normal operation.
High Altitude Setting
This feature setting will adjust your brewer to handle elevations up to 6,000 ft. automatically.
Without this setting, brewing temperatures may be affected, so it’s nice to not have to worry with the K475.
Keurig K475 Specs
- Keurig coffee maker model: K475
- Water Reservoir: 70 ounces (8 Cups)
- Pod Brew Sizes: 4 to 12 oz.
- Counter Space: 13.2″ High (17.6″ Open) x 10.5″ Wide x 13.3″ Deep
- Compatibility: Keurig 2.0 Pods, My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter
- Color Options: Black, (Hard to find colors: Vintage Red, Sandy Pearl)
What’s In The Box?
- Keurig Model: K475
- 6 K-cup Pods
- Water filter handle
- 2 water filters
The K475 comes with a water filter handle and two filters that promise to improve the taste of your coffee and other beverages. It included 6 K-Cup pods so that you can try it right out of the box.
The brewer itself has the removable reservoir, removable drip tray, and the digital color touchscreen.
If brewing a pot of coffee is something you want to be able to do, you can purchase a K-Carafe 32-ounce stainless steel carafe separately.
This allows you to brew and dispense 4 cups of coffee at once. The thermal carafe is double-walled and vacuum-insulated and works in conjunction with the K475 brewer. It is sold as a Keurig 2.0 Thermal Carafe.
You can also purchase a reusable “pod” or filter, marketed as a Keurig 2.0 My K-Cup Reusable Ground Coffee Filter. This allows you to buy ground coffee and re-use the pod, rather than buying K-cup pods.
Keurig K475 Pros And Cons
- Auto On/Off programming
- Favorites setting
- Strong brew
Program this coffee machine to turn on before your alarm goes off in the morning, so that the machine is heated and ready to go.
It then can be programmed to turn off late in the morning when you won’t be having coffee, or just to conserve energy. If you want an afternoon coffee, it’s easy to turn on and use.
Not having to mess around with the settings every time is a game changer. The favorites setting can store your preferred brew size, brew strength, and preferred temperature.
- Short power cord
The unit is taller than other drip coffee makers, at 13.2 inches high, and 17.6 inches high when open.
If you plan on storing the Keurig K475 coffee maker in your cupboard, it might be difficult to move to your countertop if you are unable to handle its 10-pound weight.
While there is an option to make pots of coffee, a carafe pod and K-Carafe has to be purchased separately. The fact it only brews 4 cups at a time may not be ideal for those who regularly host larger crowds or like to drink a full pot of coffee.
Of course all types of coffee makers run in to problems. Check out our Keurig Troubleshooting guide for common problems and fixes.
Keurig K475 FAQs
How Long Does It Take To Brew A Cup Of Coffee?
It takes less than a minute if the machine is pre-heated and you have a K-cup pod ready. Of course, brewing a carafe will take longer.
How Tall Is The Brewer?
It is 13.2 inches high, and 17.6 inches high when open. It is 10.5 inches wide and 13.3 inches deep and weighs 10 pounds.
Does A Travel Mug Fit Under The Brewer?
You can use a travel mug up to 7.2″ tall with this machine once the drip tray is removed. A taller mug may not fit.
What Type Of K-Cup Pods Does It Use?
This is a 2.0 model, so it uses 2.0 pods or the reusable 2.0 pods.
Does The Keurig K475 Have The Option For A Direct Water Line Into The Reservoir?
No. The K-475 has a 70-ounce water reservoir that can make 8 or more cups (depending on the size chosen) before having to refill it. It is removable for filling.
Keurig K475 Review: Final Thoughts
Many of us are faced with the “morning dash,” that mad race to get ready for work, the kids, or a home-based business. For me, I need a cup or two of coffee before I begin my race.
We also have more than one coffee drinker in our household, and we operate on different schedules. So rather than make one pot of coffee, we need the option of brewing one cup when we want, to our liking.
Consider the Keurig K475 coffee maker if you’re looking to brew a cup of coffee quickly and to your liking. Since the release of the K575, you may be able to snag the K475 on sale.
This model is on the higher-end of the Keurig line, so it has a few extra features such as auto on/off and a programmable area to store your favorite settings.
With its large water tank, you can decide if you want to brew for you alone or share with your family.