The rich history of coffee dates all the way back to the 10th century, and has since grown to be a staple for the working adult or college undergrad in order to cope with the stress from everyday life, or as the wider Internet community would put it, other people. Sarcasm aside, it is an undeniable fact that more and more people are drinking coffee in our current society. And as much as we’d like to delve into some elaborate coffee trivia, we’re going to try our hardest to stay on track.
That being said, given that it seems the number of coffee drinkers will only continue to grow, the amount of waste generated from drinking coffee is expected to rise as well. After all, where do you think your Starbucks cups and paper filters come from? Considering how you’re reading an article like this, you likely know this as well.
So in order to reduce the residual effects of coffee drinking on Mother Nature without actually having to sacrifice our daily dose of java, our environment-conscious friends turn to the reusable K-cup. Reusable K-cups not only reduce our carbon footprint, but is also more economical in the long run.
Several things go into the making of a reusable K-cup, ranging from silicone, stainless steel, and even gold. Consequently, the type of material that your K-cup is made of can affect the quality of your brew, for better or worse. Before we blabber on about which tastes best – majority of connoisseurs seem to argue that gold filters make the best brews – it’s best that you read on.
Best Reusable K-Cups of 2017 – A Brief Comparison
We’ve researched and compiled a list of the best reusable K-cups available in the market now, and have highlighted several aspects of importance to look out for. But before you read any further, we’d suggest you go ahead and make yourself a cup now, in case you feel a bit parched later on.
|Keurig My K-Cup||3 x 3 x 5 inches||All Keurig brewers|
|Brewooze Keurig Carafe K-Cup||4.6 x 3.6 x 2.9 inches||All Keurig 2.0 brewers|
|Cuisinart GTF Gold Tone Filter||4.8 x 4.8 x 3.7 inches||Compatible with the following Cuisinart coffee makers: DCC-1000BK, DTC-975BKN, DCC-750 Series, DCC-1100 Series DCC-1200
Series, DCC-2200, DCC-2600, DCC-2650, DCC-2750, DCC-2800, DCC-2900 and CHW-12
|Medelco #4 Cone Permanent Coffee Filter||4.8 x 3.5 x 4.8 inches||All coffee makers using standard #4 cone filters|
|Keurig 2.0 My K-Cup||2.5 x 2.5 x 2.8 inches||All Keurig 2.0 brewers|
|MaxBrew 24K Gold K-Cup||4.1 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches||All Keurig 2.0 and previous models|
Assuming you have a cup of hot java now in hand, let us go on about what makes and breaks a good reusable K-cup.