Coffee-related products

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

Revised on May 20, 2021

Interesting question! First I will mention that any type of gold filter allows all the flavors of the coffee to come through, because it is chemically inert and does not […]

Revised on February 8, 2021

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

Revised on December 31, 2020

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 December 13, 2018

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 December 21, 2020

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 […]

Revised on November 14, 2019

At the risk of becoming the queen of single-cup alternatives to Keurig or Nespresso brewers, here is a review of  yet another device which will produce one serving of the […]

Revised on November 14, 2019

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 14, 2019

A detailed review of the Hamilton Beach “The Scoop” single cup drip coffee brewer, an excellent alternative to the wasteful and expensive Keurig brewers.

Revised on December 21, 2020

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

Revised on November 29, 2020

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

Revised on December 21, 2020

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 December 21, 2020

Review of a reusable hemp coffee filter, with instructions on how to clean reusable cloth coffee filters in general.

Revised on December 21, 2020

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 November 28, 2020

In case you don’t come across enough holiday gift guides this season, I’m highlighting some of my favorite items, many of which you can find year-round in the Coffee & Conservation store. The two best coffee books are Uncommon Grounds…

Revised on December 21, 2020