Fill N Brew Filters - review (not sponsored - I bought them myself)
Do you still have one of these bad boys? One of the first 'my k-cup' reuseable cups Keurig came out with way back when. They work ok - but ours has been pushed to the back of the cupboard for years. The flavor wasn't quite up to par with our favorite k-cups but also, they are just so messy! Wet grinds that stick in the filter and you have to bang it against the side of the trash can get the wet grinds to come out. Then, walk over to the sink and have to rinse it out.
While at the grocery store, I was looking at some disposable k-cup style cups with filters; but I just didn't like the idea of throwing out the disposable cups - I might as well just buy the darn k-cups if I'm going to assemble a plastic cup, filter and lid myself. But there, hanging on a clip strip next to them was a little package of filters. TALL Filters; like, taller than the average usual resuable cup and more like the 'old' tall reuseable cup I had in my cupboard at home. It was worth a try! It would solve my 'messy grinds' problem!
I bought them. They are called Fill n' Brew filters. You can see form my photo above they show you using the filter with the filter cup inside the long plastic reusable cup. I wasn't sure how that would work, but I gave it a go. As you can see... the filter, in the permanent filter cup is just so tall. I tried it; and you have to kind of squish the paper filter down or try to fold it over, which doesn't work and is too much hassle.
An easy fix? I ignored the photo on their product label and completely took the metal and plastic filter out and set it aside. It's not needed since you are using a paper filter instead of their metal/plastic filter. By taking out the cup, just pop the paper into the long plastic reuseable cup. Fill with your favorite ground coffee and put the top on.
Use as usual (you have to take the k-cup holder out of your machine - it pops right out if you press up from the bottom - and then you simply place your reusable cup in it.) Brew as usual. No grinds in your coffee, and the coffee actually brews a little better as the water is in contact with the grinds longer so you get a better brew than the quick straight shot through in the shorter cups.
To clean, just grab the sides of the paper filter and pull it out and toss the filter and grounds in the trash. Easy peasy!
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