If you’re looking for an amazing deal on your Keurig coffee maker, Black Friday is a great time to get it. So is Cyber Monday. And so is the entire week after that 🙂
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In its inception, Keurig started as a way to solve the commonplace problem of making coffee in the office. At most workplaces, it’s either soluble coffee that won’t please most palates, or full pots of brewed coffee that tend to grow bitter, cold and stale when not enough people have a cup at the right time.
So the entrepreneurs that started Keurig in 1992 came up with the concept of creating single-serving pods of coffee grounds and the machine that would brew them. (Interestingly enough, an engineer working for Nestle in Switzerland came up with a prototype for the Nespresso Capsules decades before).
The first coffee company in America to believe in the concept was Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, which later bought the whole enterprise and became Keurig Green Mountain in 2006.
Through the 1990’s though, Keurig started perfecting their machines which were then intended exclusively for the office market. At the same time they began partnering with other brands of coffee to create multiple varieties of K-Cups.
By the turn of the century, Keurig started manufacturing machines for home use as well, which is what has brought us here. A notable example is the Keurig K55, which brews a single cup in under a minute.
Keurig’s home coffee makers have expanded to brew not only multiple varieties of coffee, but also tea, hot cocoa, specialty drinks and even iced beverages. Here’s an overview of the products available in their online store as of 2017.
It’s the smallest and most basic of the Keurig Coffee Makers. It starts at $99.99, has a cup ready in under two minutes and brews 6 oz., 8 oz., and 10 oz. sizes. It also has the widest variety of available colors.
This one’s good when space and portability are something to keep in mind for you coffee needs. It’s more of a personal brewer, for people who don’t drink that much coffee to begin with, so not that handy for small office spaces.
That being said, it’s quite a comfortable coffee brewer for personal use. It turns automatically after 90 seconds of inactivity, has a removable drip tray, indicator lights that guide you through the brewing process and it’s also compatible with Keurig’s “My K-Cup” reusable coffee filter.
This is probably the most popular model, it serves the same sizes as the K15 but features a larger cup space to accommodate travel mugs. It also halves the brewing time per cup, has a 48 oz water reservoir (removable) and makes the Auto Off feature programmable.
If you’re looking for a coffee maker that’ll be able to produce several cups in a small amount of time (like for small office spaces or families) but don’t want to break the bank, this is actually a really good choice.
This one serves all the same sizes as its predecessors, but adds a 12 oz. size. It’s targeted for coffee aficionados who enjoy bolder brews, by featuring a “Strong Brew” button that is said to increase your coffee’s strength and intensity.
But its commitment to presenting you with a better cup of coffee doesn’t stay there. It also has a high altitude setting to adapt to wherever you are in the world. As another distinct feature, it also has “quiet brew technology”. They say it’s whisper quiet.
Furthermore, it has some of the nice features from the K55, such as the option to accommodate travel mugs, programmable auto off and it brews a cup in under a minute.
It also has a 52 ounce water reservoir, which means you can brew up to 5 cups (also in under a minute) before having to refill.
This one is also extremely popular. It features a 2’’ Touch display screen, strength control, and it’s main distinction is that it lets you brew a 4-cup carafe with the touch of a single button.
This one also features an additional “Keurig 2.0 Brewing Technology” which is designed to read each K-Cup or K-Carafe pod, and then implement a separate setting according to each specialty beverage, whether it’s coffee, cocoa, chai and mochas.
This one adds color to the 2.4’’ Touch display screen. It’s much more programmable than all previous machines and can brew the widest variety of drinks so far.
That means it includes the same drink-interactive technology as the K250, but adds even more drink styles and sizes to the mix. It may also be somewhat more convenient if you ever entertain guests or something like that, since it features a 70 oz water reservoir as opposed to only 40 oz on the K250.
The K475 also has much more features than any of the machines we’ve mentioned so far. Among the new ones, there’s five temperature setting, energy saver mode, brewer maintenance alert and the ability to remember your favorite settings.
“The ultimate Keurig Brewer” features unparalleled customization with strength and temperature control, hot water on demand, and the most Keurig brew size options.
If you have trouble wondering what the difference is between the K475 and the K575, the answer is all about size. The water reservoir is larger (80 oz) and so is the color-touch screen.
Apart from that, the one feature that sets it apart is that the water reservoir is illuminated at night. It also has an additional night light for the front part.
The only downside is that the K575 is only available in platinum color.
Keurig’s Online Store
The manufacturer’s own website had a $30 discount on the Keurig K55 (went for 89.99) and the K250 brewers (went for 99.99), making them both under $100.
You could get either one of those at a discount, plus up to $20 in Keurig Cash, simply by using the code they uploaded to this ad.
Here, you can note that 2017’s discount is $10 larger, so perhaps it’s not that likely for other retailers to top that.
Kohl’s, for example, had the K55 for $89.99 and the K250 for $99.99 as well, which they offered along the usual $15 in Kohl’s Cash. (Jc Penney had the exact same offer, minus the in-store cash).
Target also featured two Keurig Coffee makers and $15 in a Target gift card with each purchase. They had the K50 on sale for $79.99 and the K200 for $89.99.
And finally, at Best Buy, you could choose between the K200 at $89.99 or the K50 for $79.99. Both cases had $30 discounted from the original price. This retailer also offered other amenities such as a sale on K-cup pods and the possibility of winning a free Keurig K525 if you totaled $2,000 in the purchase of appliances.
The following products always have great deals in November. Check them out:
Keurigs products range wildly from those that are designed to be accessible with a two-figure RRP, to premium models that are closer to $300 than $100. Today we’re going to briefly cover three of these models and discuss what you can expect from them during the Black Friday 2018 sales.
The models we’re covering today are these:
These represent the different levels of the range, though there are others to look at like the K-155 which fits somewhere between the mid- and premium-tier products. We’re just going to use these 3 flagship products as the best way to look at trends and changes in the bargains on Keurig Coffee Makers during black Friday holidays – and what we can predict about Black Friday 2018.
There are a few predictions we can make based simply on the way that markets and sales work. We’d expect the cheaper products – those with a smaller margin for the manufacturer – to have a smaller range of pricings. They’re already cheap, so discounts are going to be limited. Meanwhile, premium products have greater variance, and mid-tier products are somewhere between.
The K55 is our entry-level product with an average RRP of around $90. This product comes with all the features you need for a home coffee maker, but is predictably cheaper than others we’re going to discuss today. During the 2016 season, it reached a lowest cost of $70, while the 2017 consumer holidays saw it drop even lower to $60. This means around 25% off is standard for the K55.
Meanwhile, the K575 is retailed at around $150-160. This RRP is obviously much higher than the K55 and is designed more as a very middle-class ‘aspirational’ product. The swing on this product brings it all the way down to $127 during the height of 2016’s sales, with similar results in 2017. This is a reduction of 25% from the RRP at the time.
The K-Café is relatively new on the market, with most of the data only being available since the start of 2018. This means we’re playing a difficult game trying to predict the way it is going to sell during the upcoming Black Friday 2018 sales. Sales so far show huge variance all the way down from the RRP of $285 to under $200. These can be as great as 40% during consumer holidays.
Our predictions of Black Friday 2018 speak to stability and reliable sales. We’ve seen thart Keurig products seem to sell at a consistent discount of 25% for the lower models, while the K-café is a totally different case. They’re very different, in fact.
The K55 and K575, being entry- and mid-tier respectively, are subject to small sales with a reliable index of around ¼ off. This is the result of a good RRP that hasn’t dropped yet, and sales that make them far more affordable, with the possibility of the mid-tier product being a reasonable upgrade during Black Friday sales.
On the other hand, the K-café is new on the market and we’re seeing a big disparity in online/brick and mortar retailers. This speaks to the fact that getting your hands on a K-café in a traditional store has some different market forces acting – with a few selling out lately.
As Black Friday approaches, the K-café is the most likely of these products to experience a huge sale. We have a few reasons for this:
Rachel Fink is a writer and mom of 7 kids. She keeps her sanity by keeping a stash of chocolate and coffee nearby.