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Money Saving Tip: How to Reuse Your K-Cups

Posted: 03/05/12 11:55 AM (Modified: 03/05/12 10:47 AM)

Hands down, since Christmas the most popular question asked to me has been 'How can you save money on K-cups?' The best answer I have is Amazon.com because the price drops on these things are crazy and happen often. Then, I noticed one of our own volunteers posted a killer article about how to reuse your K-cups on her blog, CreativePrincessBrandi.com.

Head over there and check it out, let us know if it works well for you. I'm not a coffee person and I don't own a Kerig but wow, these things are seriously all the rage right now!

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Mar 5, 2012 01:09 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

As money-saving as it is, the My K-cup is reusable for many many more times, is easier to use and clean, and isn't that expensive. Here's the link for it.
http://www.keurig.com/accessories/my-k-cup

Mar 5, 2012 02:45 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

As noted in the actual story, her My K-cup was not working for her. I love the creativity of this! Great job Brandi!

Jun 3, 2013 01:22 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

There are a few alternatives to using individual brewers. Ie. keurig, breville, mr coffee etc. My the office I'm currently situated in currently has a keurig. Most of my colleagues has opt. for the Ez-Cup. There is the need for filters however it far out weighs the Kcup. In the convenience of using your own brand of coffee and easy clean up it has reduced several things. That being money spent, and water not cleaning the ezcup after use. I do suggest shopping around, but reusable cups with mesh, has sediments and oil that gets through.

Mar 23, 2015 10:05 am
 Posted by  Anonymous

GREEN TIP
REUSING KEURIG K-CUPS
If you have an original Keurig (not the new 2.0) it should have included a grey cup, cap and screen filter. Lose the screen filter, it does no hold the hot water long enough to brew good coffee.
Step 1: Carefully remove all of the foil from the top of a used K-cup.
Step 2: Empty and rinse the K-cup and let dry. (I keep 6-8 dry cups at the ready).
Step 3: Fill the cup to the top with your favorite fine ground coffee (do not tamp or settle the grounds).
Step 4: Place it in the grey cup holder and put the cap on tightly (the first time reuse may take a little extra pressure, but subsequent reuses will be a snap).
Step 5: Place it in the brewer in place of the K-Cup holder and you are ready to brew (the next to largest cup seems to work best).
I get about six reuses before the paper filter starts to deteriorate. That’s six non-recyclable cups that do not go into a landfill.

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