2.13.2014

My review of the SoloFill reuseable k-cup

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DR0N8CM/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00DR0N8CM&linkCode=as2&tag=justthecoffee-20Although I've own the Keurig 3-piece 'My K-cup' since we first became Keurig owners back around oh, 2005 or 2006, I've always hated it.  For years there were no other alternatives and then there were little lids and caps to reuse your little cups and all sorts of other things coming out, but nothing really good.

A couple years ago there were some other brand 'cups' available but they were modeled after the My k-cup and frankly, didn't work any better.

For the record, I did (do) use the My K-cup by Keurig because frankly, the little cups are too expensive.  If I'm going to have more than 3 cups of coffee in the morning I'll switch to the k-cup and use my own freshly ground beans to save money.  But... it's messy.  It's a pain.  And the water tends to go all over instead of in a straight stream, and lastly; it gets grounds in my coffee.

This week I was shopping at Bed, Bath & Beyond for something completely different but having put "reusable k-cups' on my Christmas list and no one having gotten them for me....  I caved and bought this one myself.




I chose the Solofill brand out of 3 or 4 styles and brands they had.  Why?  It's my person preference but here is why:
  • It's all 1 piece!
  • The lid is attached, it's not 3 pieces like the My k-cup
  • The filter is built in
  • Easy to dump, rinse and reuse - Fast
The con?  The price!  At Bed, Bath &  Beyond it was higher than the norm; $14.99.  Probably because everyone, everywhere, always has those coupons they mail out in their ads and post cards.  But guess what?  I didn't have one with me!  So I had to pay full price.  That sucks.  But... it is what it is.  I overpaid by about $5.  (Amazon has it cheaper)

Opened the packaging.  Quick wash.
Ground my beans.
Tried it out.
Here is the photo heavy step-by-step but a photo is worth a thousand words.



All one piece! LOVE THAT. Filled with ground coffee and ready to try it.

Pop it in WITHOUT having to remove the filter cup like you have to with the My k-cup. Love that.

Brewed a straight line down - no water going all over like the My k-cup. Looking great!

I brew mine strong at 6 and 8 oz. so not a full cup by choice. Look - NO GROUNDS.


Not a 'fail' but still a little 'con' to add to the list.  A little dredge at the bottom of the cup.

Overall, I'm giving this SoloFill brand 1 piece cup a 4.5 out of  5 stars.  I like it.  It's easy to use, easy to dump, easy to clean. I just wish it was a little more affordable.

All this coffee talking is making me crave a hot, fresh, strong, black cup of coffee.  I'm off to enjoy one more!  








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