The range of single coffee makers, with disposable cups has become very popular in the home. Reusing K cups can not only to reduce costs but also maximize efficiency, so that we can continue to enjoy the freshly brewed taste in under a minute. Additionally, some people have concerns about the amount of disposable waste they produce.
However, the Keurig coffee maker has a reusable cup, which can be reused at least four times, and possibly more. Reusing your K cup can be broken down into a few steps and all that is required is a small piece of regular tin foil. Here’s how to do it:
• Peel off the foil on your K cup
• Rinse the K cup thoroughly
• Add coffee/tea of your choice
• Place a small piece of tin foil over the top
• Take care to fasten it securely around the rim
• Place the cup in the machine in the ’12 0 clock’ position
• Twist slightly until the you hear the ‘pin’ click into place
• Hey presto! Your good to go
What are the advantages of reusing your K CUP?
Reducing waste and saving money are two of the most reasons that people prefer to reuse their K cups. Some people find it’s more economical for heavy usage as it’s simply a matter of rising and replacing the lid, with a little tin foil. It’s even possible to make your own reusable lid! Additionally, people may be concerned about the costs of replacing caps and lists, should they be lost or damaged. Check this link for more details.
What are the disadvantages of reusing your K cup?
Some people have found that the coffee is not as strong when reusing their K cup. This is perhaps due to the density of the coffee that can be packed into the pod at home, compared to what can be achieved under manufacturing conditions. However, there is an excellent tutorial video uploaded on YouTube, which addresses this issue. Others feel that it’s preferable not to reuse their K cup more than a few times. This is due in part to the wide variety of outlets such as Amazon that now have K cups well stocked. In other words, it seems that it’s down to an individual preference among coffee lovers.
I prefer not to reuse my K cups but like the idea of reusable lids?
If you have misplaced or damaged your K cup lid, or you wish to be really frugal, then it’s possible to fashion a replacement lid by using tin foil. It is recommended that you use a heavier duty foil in preference to the lighter type variety as it’s more durable. It is also possible to use a lid from a small cup or jar that is similar to the size of the K cup. Its imperative that you ensure that it is sealed very tightly in order to prevent leakage.