Sunday, March 10, 2013

Recycling/Reusing K-cups

One of the things that Matt and I have learned to do over the last two years since we were gifted a Keurig Machine, is to reuse K-cups by refilling them. We were also gifted the refillable cup but we found that no matter how many times we used it or how we modified it, it didn't work for us. So, this way works best for us. Hope this tutorial helps someone out there!

Items you'll need:

-Cleaned out K-cups
-Coffee (medium grind works best for us)
-Shallow dish

First, after you use each K-cup, remove the foil top, empty the coffee and rinse well. After drying, the cups should look like this. Make sure they are COMPLETELY dry before refilling. 

This time, we used Community Coffee! 

For ease, Matt usually puts the coffee into a shallow container. 

Take each K-Cup and dip into the coffee. Fill until near the top. 

Matt then cuts small pieces of foil for each K-Cup. Place the small piece of foil over the top of the cup and secure around the edges. 

When you finish, they should look like this. 

Each cup should have a hole in the bottom from being used originally. When you reuse each cup, try to line the K-cup up so that the hole lines up with the "spike" inside the Keurig. Doing this will prevent from having multiple holes. 


It should be noted that sometimes the coffee is a little bit weaker so we use stronger coffee to combat that. This is such a HUGE money saver. One box of K-cups can cost $10+. You can refill up to 30 K-cups with 1 bag of coffee!

Please let me know if you have ANY questions!

1 comment:

  1. I'm not surprised it can be done, it just I don't think I would ever have enough patience to do something like this with my used K-cups :)