This filter is a copious plastic lid that is inserted inside K-Cup that has been used, rinsed and filled with ground coffee. It is positioned down inside the brim of the used K-cup. It has a hole at the center to allow water to inject into it through. Just like the name suggests the filter is reusable (can be used 10-20 times in making coffee before being disposed).
When brewing coffee using a K Cup, powdered coffee beans are packed in the K-Cup and closed tightly with a lid made of plastic and foil. Then the K-Cup is placed in a Keurig brewer that punctures both the foil lid and the bottom of the K-Cup forcing hot water that is under pressure through the K-Cup and into a collecting container like a cup.
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K Cup offer single-origin coffees from Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Kenya, Guatemala, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, and Sumatra. Also they offer custom coffee blends, Organic Coffees, Fair Trade and flavored coffees, and a variety of roasts including Extra Bold Roasts, Dark Roast, Medium Roast, Light Roast, Flavored, Decaf, Fair Trade Certified and Organic Coffee Roasts.
Construction of Keurig My Cup coffee filter
The coffee-holding part of the cup looks like one of the standard single-use K-Cups with the foil pulled off the top and a very fine mesh covering the sides from top to bottom. It comes in three pieces: the mesh coffee holder, a torpedo-shaped tube that slides into the brewer, and a screw-on cover. They come in three colors (Green, Red and Clear)
The filter is basically a thick plastic lid that is inserted into a used K-Cup that has been rinsed and filled with your own coffee. It slips down inside the rim of the used K-cup and has a hole in the center for the water to inject into it.
Using the Keurig My Cup coffee filter
When using My Cup filter, the cup with coffee in it is taken and loaded into the big gray torpedo delivery system. The cap is then screwed down onto the top so as to enable the cup to slide down into the brewing machine in place of the standard holder with the pins in it. The water passes through the hole on the filter into the powdered coffee resulting to coffee.
Advantages of using Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter.
It is reusable. Contrary to some of the K Cup coffee filters, this filter is used more than one time. This goes a long way in saving money that would be otherwise be used to purchase a filter for every time one needs to us the K Cup to brew coffee. You can find out ways to reuse K-Cups here.
It is easy to use and it is reliable.
It is durable. This filter is made of a thick plastic hence giving it a long working life time. This is necessary due to its reusability.
Faults associated with Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter
Due to its design, when the filter is fitted in the My-Cup it allows the water to flow over and around the coffee powder producing a weaker cup of coffee and sometimes causing leaking into the brewing chamber.
When using the My-Cup filter, one has have to remove part of the Keurig brewer, rendering it useless for other K-cups in the meantime, until it is reassembled.
Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter is expensive.
The filter has to be cleaned between every use unless you buy additional filters.
Also, if one don’t have the exact match of the brewing machine, and k-cup, he or she can experience leaks.