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SarahD

(1,732 posts)
Fri May 31, 2024, 11:02 AM May 31

Reusable K cups for your Keurig coffee machine.

I always wondered how many of those little plastic Keurig cartridges ended up.in land fills. I guess the answer is all of them, which is a very large number. The Keurig machine is a big step backward for the environment. But I have noticed little cartridges made of metal screen material. The idea is, you load them with coffee and clean them out for reuse. Makes sense. If I had a K cup machine, I would get them.
https://www.tayst.com/blogs/eco-friendly/plastic-pollution-and-the-environmental-impact-of-k-cups#:~:text=K%2DCups%20contribute%20to%20plastic,pods%20ending%20up%20in%20landfills.

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Reusable K cups for your Keurig coffee machine. (Original Post) SarahD May 31 OP
That's cilla4progress May 31 #1
Not only that mercuryblues May 31 #2
I've always used the reusable ones with freshly-ground beans. Ocelot II May 31 #3
You can buy a reusable one at most grocery stores next to the filters. I love mine, too. flying_wahini May 31 #4
ditto... LakeVermilion May 31 #5
Do they work in the newest machines? werdna May 31 #6
Yep, they put spikes in their new machines... hunter May 31 #7
Single serve coffee maker, I've had one of these for almost 10 years... cliffside Jun 4 #8

Ocelot II

(117,434 posts)
3. I've always used the reusable ones with freshly-ground beans.
Fri May 31, 2024, 11:05 AM
May 31

I clean out the grounds from the cups after brewing, throw them in the compost. No waste. Anyhow, the coffee that comes in the disposable K-cups kind of sucks.

werdna

(643 posts)
6. Do they work in the newest machines?
Fri May 31, 2024, 01:28 PM
May 31

I thought I read that Keurig had put in some technology whereby it could discern between a Keurig brand cup and others and would only work for the K-cup.

hunter

(38,575 posts)
7. Yep, they put spikes in their new machines...
Fri May 31, 2024, 02:33 PM
May 31

... that prevent the use of older style reusable pods.

Bad Keurig!

Fortunately their patent has expired and there are other brands of the machines that still accept the old style refillable pods.

My own ways are rough. If I decided to maintain my coffee habit at all I'd probably scoop instant coffee into a cold cup of water and microwave it. My wife brought home the Keurig and I'll confess it's a convenient kitchen gadget that makes better coffee than I would.



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