Getting a non-compliant k-cup to work in a Keurig 2.0 brewer... quick and easy hack
While visiting a family member who only owns a Keurig 2.0, it gave me a great chance to 'test' the 2.0 since I hadn't been impressed enough to buy one (I've done a couple posts on that if you search in the right sidebar of this page). I have to say I'm not overwhelmed with love for the 2.0 but it's NOT as awful as I thought it would be and I admit; I grew to love the fact that I could brew all 3 cups of my strong, hot, black coffee at once, in one large cup by using the larger 2.0 cups.
But that's not what this post is about! Obviously, from the title, I wanted to share that I personally tried the 'hack' I told you about (two?) years ago when the 2.0 first came out. AND IT WORKED LIKE A CHARM!
Cut and pasted from my old post:
YES THERE IS A WAY TO GET AROUND THIS: Cut the top off the official 'new' K-Cups (that have the lid with the white ring on the top) and lay it on top of the older style K-cup you want to use. Some people tape it on the cup, but others have reported you can just lay it on top (like a poker chip). This will 'trick' the new Keurig 2.0 into thinking it's a newer style cup and you can use up your older style K-cups.
And back to today's post:
Although you can 'buy' special lids, or use personal pods, this is a quick and easy NO PURCHASE REQUIRED hack (assuming you have at least 1 k-cup that your Keurig 2.0 can read).
It was a hot and sunny day and I noticed the k-cup drawer had strawberry pomegranate vitamin burst k-cups that are brewed over ice. Looked pretty tasty so I asked if I could have one. She said, "I would say yeah, but those don't work in the 2.0 Keurigs. They are too old and it won't read them."
"I know a way around that!"
I dug a single sized k-cup from the trash that I knew was in there. Washed it off and then used a scissors to simply snip the lid from the white plastic cup.
I rinsed the lid and placed it over top of the older k-cup in the brewer. It did want to slide down a bit so I held it in place with my finger while closing the lid. I hit the brew button and? PERFECT! It brewed with no problem once the compliant lid was laying on top of it.
It's simple. By laying the snipped lid on top, the needle pierces through both lids, it reads the magnetic ink on the top snipped lid and then brews like normal.
Hack proved to work 100% and we reused it three times in 2 days; no problem. They were also thrilled to realize they could now use all their non-compliant k-cups they were left with when they bought their 2.0!
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Keurig 2.0 K560 Brewer and Crafe, 48 K-Cup Pods and 4 K-Carafe Pods
My-Kap Reusable 9 Piece Cap Set for K-Cups with Brush
Keurig 119076 Keurig 2.0 My K-Cup, Small, Black (Old Model)
Replacement Charcoal Filters for Keurig 2.0 with Single Serving Bulletproof Coffee and 10 Single Serving Coffee Ebooks
Keurig K250 2.0 Brewing System, Black
Disposable K-cup Lids for Keurig 2.0 (100 count)- Convert any K-Cup for use with 2.0 Brewers- by Simple Cups