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
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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