You can brew yourself a quick cup of coffee in just seconds, thanks to Keurig’s convenient pod-based brewing system. They have hundreds of different flavors across dozens of brands like Green Mountain, Tim Hortons, and even Starbucks.
Even if there are loads of options, more and more people want to be able to use their Keurigs to brew their own freshly-sourced coffee grounds. Whether you want to make the switch permanently or you just want more options for your morning brew, read on to find out if you can use regular coffee in your Keurig coffee maker.
Is It Possible?
The good news is that, yes, you can brew any kind of coffee in your Keurig – as long as you know how. You can either reuse old K-Cups to brew your own grounds or purchase a reusable filter such as Keurig’s own My K-Cup Universal Reusable Coffee Filter.
No matter which option you choose, you are now free to experiment with different roasts, grinds, and more. Your Keurig coffee is not only convenient but entirely customizable with the right tools and knowledge.
3 Benefits Of Brewing Regular Coffee In Your Keurig
Drink your coffee of choice
While Keurig is famous for its wide and diverse range of flavors, you might be partial to a coffee that doesn’t come in a Keurig-compatible form. Thankfully, you’re no longer limited to the pod flavors – you can brew any kind of coffee you want when you want it.
In fact, you are not even limited to regular coffee, you can now make cappuccinos with your Keurig.
K-Cups can cost the average coffee drinker (at 2 cups per day) over $800 a year – four times the price of regular coffee grounds. You can save big bucks just by using your own coffee at home without sacrificing any of the convenience.
Save the environment
K-Cup pods are disposable, single-serve plastic cups that you have to throw away after use. A small pod might not seem much, but multiply that by how many cups of coffees you drink a day, times 365 days. Brewing your own coffee in a reusable filter saves tons of unnecessary waste from getting dumped in landfills. Plus, you can recycle and reuse coffee grounds in a variety of ways.
How To Make Keurig Coffee Without K-Cups
Brewing your own coffee in your Keurig isn’t a complicated process. In fact, it’s almost as easy as using a K-Cup! Follow these quick steps, and you’ll be brewing your own custom-blend cup in no time.
- Reusable K-Cup coffee filter, like My K-Cup
- Coffee grounds of your choice
- Keurig coffee machine
- Fill the reusable coffee filter to one of the two fill lines (regular or travel mug) with your favorite coffee grounds. The finer the grounds, the smoother and more flavorful your coffee will be.
- Place the filter into the Keurig coffee machine as you would with a regular K-Cup and close the lid.
- Brew the coffee into a cup or mug.
Enjoy your favorite coffee, Keurig-style.
Anthony is a professional barista in the city of Chicago. He has written for many online publications on various topics related to coffee.