A Review of the Keurig B145 OfficePRO Coffee Maker

My family and I recently tried the Keurig B145 OfficePRO coffee maker for a period of two weeks. We did this so that I would be able to write an in-depth review of this model for anyone considering purchasing the B145. Our usual coffee maker was put away and the Keurig OfficePRO was used for all our day-to-day coffee-making needs. We did this because we wanted to get a clear idea of how this Keurig coffee maker performs with regular daily usage. Here is my review.

The Keurig B145 OfficePRO reusable coffee cup is quite reasonably priced, for a Keurig that is. It will cost you about $110 and that includes an 18 count sampler pack of k-cups. That makes this the least expensive full-sized Keurig coffee maker, with its price being very close to the budget-buy B31 mini brewer they offer.

I unpacked my Keurig B145 OfficePRO coffee maker and looked it over. It has the rounded, sleek shape and all-over modern stylings Keurig is known for. The black finish is not quite as glossy as the black on the B30 and the all-over look is not quite as high-end as the B70, but this coffee maker does look good. It feels solid and well-made. There is nothing cheap in the look or feel of this machine. There is a 48 ounce reservoir. There are three cup size options with this unit: 6 ounces, 8 ounces and 10 ounces. There is not an LCD readout like the ones found on other full-sized Keurig models.

I brewed my first cup of coffee in this machine. It is very loud compared to the B70 (which Keurig bills as the quietest they sell) and the Keurig mini brewers I have used in the past. The noise doesn’t last long; it is over in about 40 seconds, and the loudest of it is done in about 5 seconds. But it is quite loud, especially in a quiet house first thing in the morning while the rest of my family is sleeping. This is something to keep in mind if you want this Keurig coffee maker for a quiet home or office.

We noticed one surprising issue during the review period. We had purchased a reusable coffee filter made by Keurig during a review period for a different Keurig model. This reusable filter is made by Keurig for use with their machines, it is not an after market part from another company. That filter is not compatible with the B145 OfficePRO. This is not a huge deal for my family, since our favorite thing about these coffee makers is the variety and the quality of the coffee in the k-cups. I have since learned that two different companies, Ekobrew and Solofill, make a reusable cup that is compatible with this machine. Strangely, there is not a compatible option offered by the Keurig company at this time.

Overall, my family and I really enjoyed using the B145 OfficePRO Keurig coffee maker during this review period. I think at this price point, it is a great value for a machine with a large reservoir. The noise level makes this unit less attractive in my eyes, but it costs about $80 less than the quieter B70. We really enjoyed having the back-up water reservoir. It is very convenient to have hot water ready to go when you want to brew a cup, or cups, of coffee in a hurry. It is nice to see this option in a more budget-friendly model.

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