How to Use a Keurig®​ K-Duo Plus Coffee Maker


I love my Keurig K-Duo Plus™​ coffee maker and today I am going to share how I learned to use my Keurig.

The Keurig K-Duo Plus coffee maker in my kitchen

When it comes to coffee, we have a slight coffee problem in our home. I like one very large cup of coffee in the morning, but my son Michael likes one small cup of premium brand coffee that can be brewed very fast (he has early morning practice every day). I finally found the perfect solution with the Keurig® K-Duo Plus™ Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker. Today I am going to share how to use a Keurig K-Duo Plus.

This K-Duo Plus™​ coffee maker is one coffee maker with two ways to brew. It makes a cup and a carafe which is deal for both of us. Cup and carafe, one brewer, many delicious possibilities! I also can’t believe how quickly I figured out how to use a Keurig® K-Duo Plus™ coffee machine. This is my very first Keurig® and you won’t believe it either!

Close up view of the Keurig K-Duo Plus coffee maker. 

I am thrilled I found a coffee machine that makes a fast single cup and a pot up to 12 cups. The K-Duo Plus™​ coffee maker is the perfect brewer for any occasion. And it’s so easy to use. My son Michael has mastered the K-Cup® pods feature and I make a small carafe. Every single morning. It’s perfect for both of us. The Keurig® K-Duo Plus™ Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker can be found here on Amazon.

How to Use a Keurig® Single Serve with K-Cup® pods

Before I get started, I thought I would share a link to the User’s Guide on the Keurig website. This Keurig k-duo plus manual should help with any questions you may have.

Would you like to know how to use the Keurig® K-Duo Plus™ coffee maker? 

The first thing you need to do is fill up the water tank to use either feature. Turn on the machine and lift the pod holder to insert a K-Cup® pod. Lower the handle completely to close the lid.

2. Place your coffee mug on the drip tray base. (Can you tell this machine fits travel mug sizes too!)

3. Select the K-Cup® pod feature on the top of the machine and then select your brew size. For a bolder coffee, press the STRONG button before pressing the brew button. That’s all you have to do as your cup will be ready in no time.

Important Tip About How to Use a Keurig

If you ever find that your machine won’t make the coffee, it is likely the ground coffee holder is not pushed in entirely. It took me a while to figure that out and I wanted to share this to save you some time and frustration.

How to Use a Keurig® K-Duo Plus™ Single Serve & Carafe Coffee Maker to Brew a Carafe of Coffee

I enjoy one large cup of coffee to start out every day. Typically I enjoy one large cup of coffee each day. The K-Duo Plus™ coffee maker can be paused mid-brew for 20 seconds, so you can pour fresh, hot coffee right away. I love that feature becomes sometimes this gal needs her coffee right away! I can also set my preferred brew time up to 24 hours in advance and enjoy a freshly brewed carafe whenever I want it.

  1. Once again, fill the water reservoir if needed to the MAX fill line.
  2. Pull the filter basket drawer outward and add the desired amount of ground coffee. One tablespoon per cup is recommended.

3. Reinsert the filter basket drawer and make sure the carafe is in the drip tray.

4. Press the power button and select CARAFE (on the left side) and select your brew size. Press the BREW button and select STRONG if you want a stronger coffee. Obviously I select the STRONG button every time!

With multiple brew sizes, you can make a 6, 8, 10, or 12-cup carafe for large gatherings, as well as a 6, 8, 10, or 12 oz. cup just for you. You can brew the perfect amount of fresh, full-flavored coffee whether you’re hosting friends or just enjoying a cup – and a moment – to yourself!

How to Set Keurig Duo to Auto Brew

Fill the water reservoir to the MAX fill line and load the mesh filter and coffee grounds. Press the AUTO button. Use the H/M buttons to set the time for auto brew to begin, press the blinking brew button to confirm the time.

1. Choose your brew size, then press the blinking brew button to confirm the size.

2. The AUTO brew setup is now complete. A clock icon will appear on the screen and the AUTO button will be illuminated to signal AUTO is on.


Now you know how to use a Keurig. You might be wondering about the third member living in our household. My husband isn’t a big coffee drinker. I can’t wait to see if he prefers the single cup or carafe version. At least I know he has two perfect options.

Create your perfect cup and carafe every time with the K-Duo Plus™ coffee maker today!

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