Can You Make Your Own K-Cups

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Did you know you can make your own K-Cups?

This can mean a substantial savings by not having to buy K-Cups.

There are about a half dozen products on the market that you can use so I thought I would test them for you to see who brews the best cup of coffee!

My K-Cup

Today I tried out the Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter.

This is the only one of the refillable products I tried that requires you to remove the filter which actually makes it a bit easier to clean I think then the other products.

  • Reusable K-Cup coffee filter exclusive to the Keurig Home Brewing System
  • Allows users to use their own gourmet ground coffee in a Keurig brewer
  • Works in Keurig home brewers B40 Elite, B50 Ultra, and B60 Special Edition
  • Does not fit B100, B100P, or B2000/3 Keurig brewers
  • Rinse clean under running water after each use

My K-Cup 2

It was incredibly easy to use and clean.  I will say though that unlike the other two refillable there were a few grounds in the cup of coffee so make sure you don’t use anything too finely ground.  If you like VERY strong coffee though this one is probably the one to use because it can hold MUCH more coffee.

Be sure to rinse it after every use and throw it in the dishwasher once a week for long term use.

People are also reporting this one works well with loose leaf tea.

Overall 4 out of 5 stars from me!

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Make Your Own K-Cups: Solofill Cup

by Laura on May 1, 2013

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Did you know you can make your own K-Cups?

This can mean a substantial savings by not having to buy K-Cups.

There are about a half dozen products on the market that you can use so I thought I would test them for you to see who brews the best cup of coffee!

Today I checked out the Solofill Cup, Refillable Cup For Keurig K-Cup Brewers. The pictures online made it look like a huge accessory but it’s actually very small!

  • No need to remove or swap out the filter holder; Built-in permanent stainless steel micro mesh filter
  • Use your own favorite coffee; save money while reducing our environmental impact
  • Solo fill Cup is 100% BPA free
  • Not compatible with Keurig: Mini B30, B130, B150 & B155

I was able to easily follow the directions:

1.  Open Solofill Lid (it pops open but remains attached to the Solofill Cup)

2.  Fill with coffee and close.  Recommendations online say to keep it at 2/3 – 3/4 full depending on how strong you like your coffee.

3.  Insert into the Keurig filter holder- some models require you to remove the filter but not the Solofill Cup.

The filter was VERY easy to use though unlike the Ekobrew the coffee did not come out in one steady stream.  It wasn’t messy enough to spill the coffee out of the cup or off of the machine but it was not as neat.

Clean up was extremely easy as well- just rinsed it out in the sink and set on the counter for use the next day.

My taste tester said that the coffee was very good and she would recommend the product.  I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars!

And be sure to check out my review of “How To Make Your Own K-Cups with the Ekobrew”!

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Make Your Own K-Cups: Ekobrew Review

by Laura on April 25, 2013

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Did you know you can make your own K-Cups?

This can mean a substantial savings by not having to buy K-Cups.

There are about a half dozen products on the market that you can use so I thought I would test them for you to see who brews the best cup of coffee!

Today I checked out the Ekobrew Cup, Refillable Cup for Keurig K-cup Brewers.

Since I had never used a Keurig before I went over to a friend’s house who was nice enough to let me potentially break hers.

It was very easy to take out of the packaging and the directions were pretty clear.

 

Ekobrew in Box

I was able to easily follow the directions:

1.  Open Ekobrew Lid (it pops open but remains attached to the Ekobrew)

2.  Fill with coffee and close.  Recommendations online say to keep it at 2/3 – 3/4 full depending on how strong you like your coffee.

3.  Insert into the Keurig filter holder- some models require you to remove the filter but not the Ekobrew.

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After I closed the top I pushed the button for coffee and everything worked perfectly!

Once the coffee was brewed I pulled out the Ekobrew to wash it out.  It was EXTREMELY easy to clean and everything rinsed right out.  The directions recommend cleaning it in the dishwasher once a week to be sure that oils don’t build up in the mesh.

And my taste tester said the coffee was great.

They do note in the directions to use regular ground coffee that coffee too finely ground would be problematic.  We used Gevalia coffee and it worked fine.

Overall I give it 5 stars- GREAT product!

As of right now this item is $10.44 on Amazon- PLUS when you buy you receive a FREE sample of a Kind Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein Bar (discount at check-out). Click on Add Both To Cart to receive your free sample.

Please note it is not compatible with these models: Keurig B30, B130, B150, B155, B3000, Mr. Coffee BVMC-KG5 and Vue Brewers.

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