8.06.2016

Review of the Melitta JavaJig (Not Sponsored)




Today I had to go to the grocery store and coffee is on the list as we are almost out.  I decided I'd really like to get my current favorite from the grocery store if they had a decent price or sale, because the cost of the Pike Place at Sam's Club is a bit steep and I'm not in the mood for their store brand right now.  I was out of luck.  The brand I wanted was full price and right now our budget is stretched pretty tight... so $9 for a pack of 10 k-cups wasn't going to to work out for me.  I decided I would have to cough up the money at Sam's Club for box of store brand, but then I took a better look at some of the reuseable k-cups.

I already own the Keurig brand reuseable k-cup and it's fine... but I rarely use it.  I don't particularly care for the taste of the coffee and it's a pain in the butt to empty and rinse out all those stupid little grinds.  But I kept looking at the Melitta brand cup and what I liked about the package was it came with 2 cups... and 30 filters.

Debated.
Debated.

For the cost of a package of 2 reusable cups with 30 filters, I could get one box of 10-12 k-cups.
What the heck, I'll try it.

It is important to note that I do not have a Keurig 2.o - I just have a regular Keurig that takes regular k-cups.


Here is the starter package with 2 reuseable cups included:


Melitta JavaJig Reusable Coffee Filter System 32 pc WLM

  • Reusable Coffee Filter System for use with Most Keurig Inc. Style Single Serve Coffee Brewers
  • Kit includes 2 reusable cups & 30 Melitta coffee filters.
  • Simple to use and ready in seconds.
  • Economical alternative to one use disposable cups.
  • Saves money...approximately 50% per cup when you use your own favorite coffee or loose tea.
  • Quick and easy to clean; just remove and discard filter; rinse and reuse holder.
  • Eco-friendly, recyclable and BPA free.

*Melitta JavaJig® and Melitta Products Are Not Affiliated with or Approved By Keurig Inc. 

*Will Not Fit in Keurig® VUE® Brewing System.


I assumed I was going to like using it, and we would go through the 30 filters pretty quickly so I bought a package of filters today as well.  You can get them pretty good priced at Amazon as well, like this 4 pack of 60 each for a total of 240 filters.


Melitta 63229 Single Serve Coffee Filters For JavaJigTM 60 Count (Pack of 4)


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HOW TO USE THE MELITTA JAVAJIG

Here is a picture I took of the back of the box.



Doing just as the instructions said, I placed the black ring on the counter, prongs up.
I laid a paper filter over.
Pushed the green cup on it.
Perfect and presto!


I had a perfectly fit filter in my JavaJig!



I filled with some freshly ground Columbian coffee and put the lid on.



I popped into my Keurig, brewed a cup and then wanted to see how easy the clean up was - because that is the part I hate about my current My K-cup.  The wet grounds.

Here is the cup with the lid off.  You can see it looks like any reuseable k-cup.



I pulled the top off to get to the filter and ooops - the top is packed with wet grinds - ready to fall onto my counter if I'm not careful and jostle it!  I carefully put it BACK on the cup and.............




... gave it 2 whacks on the counter to knock the grounds back down off the edge of the rim and into the cup.



Let's try this again...  clean!  Much, much better.


I took the cup to the trash bin, pushed the filter out with my finger and as you can see in the photo, no grounds were left to bother with.  Clean, quick and easy.  I liked that!




I'm pretty happy with this product; so much so that I would actually entertain the idea of buying 1 or 2 more packages of reusable cups so I could make up 6 cups in a row without having to empty or refill (because I'm just lazy like that in the morning when I want to brew quick).

Thumbs up!  And I do not feel like this was money wasted at all.  As a matter of fact, I can almost guarantee my college daughter is going to ask me to take one of the cups to college with her next week... I bet ya.





Products related to this post available through Amazon;

Melitta Java Jig, Single Serve Paper Coffee Filters, 60-Count
Melitta 63229 Single Serve Coffee Filters For JavaJigTM 60 Count (Pack of 4)
Melitta JavaJig Reusable Coffee Filter System 32 pc WLM