K-Cups/Keurig brewers: alternatives

K-Cups still can’t be recycled. Same old, same old.

Revised on April 18, 2016

Calculating the high cost of K-Cups, pods, and other pre-packaged single-serve coffee.

Revised on November 19, 2016

A table that summarizes the popular products currently on the market which are reusable alternatives to K-Cups which allow for the use of a consumer’s own coffee that are compatible with many of the original Keurig brewers.

Revised on October 21, 2016

Review: Melitta JavaJig

by JulieCraves on November 16, 2012

The JavaJig is so simple, easy to use, and easy to clean that you immediately wonder why someone else didn’t immediately come up with this design.

Revised on October 9, 2016

Re-purposing used K-Cups

by JulieCraves on August 13, 2012

Well-established fact: K-Cups are wasteful, and are difficult to and usually are not recycled. While there are many alternatives to them if you must use a Keurig brewer, some people […]

Key patents on K-Cups, the single portion packs used in Keurig brewers, are expiring this year. Rather than lose market share to the competition, Keurig is countering by coming out […]

Revised on November 29, 2016

A closer look at a new program to recover K-Cups.

Revised on May 2, 2016

A new contender in the alternative-to-K-Cups game.

Revised on March 13, 2016

Solofill refillable filters for Keurig single cup brewers eliminate the waste of K-Cups, improve upon previous alternatives to K-Cups, and have gotten excellent reviews from coffee lovers.

Revised on March 6, 2016

Keurig and other single-use coffee providers are still tackling the issue of waste, and K-Cups still come out as the most eco-conscious choice.

Revised on March 25, 2016

Another product that allows you to re-use K-Cups with your own ground coffee: the My-Kap.

Revised on February 14, 2015

A detailed review of the My K-Cup resusable filter basket for Keurig brewers.

Revised on October 21, 2016

Detailed directions on how to refill used K-Cups yourself.

Revised on August 28, 2015