How to Brew Coffee With a K-Cup Without the Keurig Coffee Maker

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When we had this coffee maker at my office, it would make really weak coffee, so I came up with this modification so I could make a stronger/free cup of coffee.
(depending on your time, space, and skills).

Requires:
- K-Cup flavor of choice (You can modify this with most single-serving coffee makers with built-in filters)
- 2 cups (alternate method available if you only want to use one cup)
- Scissors
- Hot water tap

Step 1:

Remove the foil from the top of the k-cup and dump the coffee into one of the coffee cups. You can also substitute or add any coffee grounds at this point.

Step 2:

Using scissors, cut the bottom 1/4 of the cup off.

Step 3:

Fill the cup that contains the grounds with hot water. Some automatic coffee makers have a hot water spigot on the side, others might have a hot water option. Needs to be hot enough to brew the coffee. Leave this to steep about 2-4min.

Step 4:

Holding the top of the k-cup over the second coffee cup, slowly pour the cup with the brewed coffee through the filter. This will remove the grounds.

(Alternate method is to leave the grounds in the k-cup and slowly pour the hot water from the spigot through the k-cup. This takes longer and it is easier to spill over this way.)

Step 5:

Add desired creme/milk/soy/etc and enjoy.

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33 Discussions

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ravenwing999

7 years ago on Introduction

thank you for this! Kerig is the only coffeemaker we have at work and the boss only buys french vanilla [gag]. I like strong coffee. this is perfect!

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Avenueberavenwing999

Reply 2 months ago

You can also use the reusable plastic cups to brew with your own ground coffee....

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Avenuebe

2 months ago on Step 2

I did this but found it slow messy and coffee not good in my taste, because I guess it didn’t actually brew. Here’s my other solution ... just tear off tops of a couple K cups and pour coffee into a French Press, add water just off the boil, let steep 4 Minutes, depress plunger and you have a few cups of really great coffee! If at work and can’t boil just microwave water... or actually use the dispense water feature on Keurig machine! Other Hint try Mauds Intelligent Blends free shipping online from San Diego ... best kcups on planet .39-.49 each. Try Espresso or Organic Ethiopian or Sumatran - those also have 1/3 more coffee. So good!

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TyT25

10 months ago

So, we tried a variation. Took foil off top of k-cup, boiled water in a small pot, added grinds from kcup, let steep a few mins, poked hole in bottom of kcup, poured steeped grinds through kcup into a coffee cup, and voila, fresh cup & happy wife!

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You are a lifesaver... To everyone who would've been around me without coffee in my blood! 2 weeks on the road with my husband and the Keurig quit as soon as we hit the road, thank you for making me human again.

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RachelleK7ptabakaru

Reply 1 year ago

Our machine broke! We spent all of money on different varieties of coffee and cappuccino. Smh
Why waste it.

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Luciluchptabakaru

Reply 1 year ago

Well, of course. But when all you have is a KCup and want coffee...

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klimbptabakaru

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

It's a way to make do with whats on hand, its not for everyone in any situation.

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RachelleK7

1 year ago on Step 5

I saw someone's comment that says well why won't you just use instant. Well when you spend $9 a box and the machine is broken. Why waste it!

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RobH114

1 year ago

Totally worked with green tea too!

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Luciluch

1 year ago

My Keurig broke, and my son was sleeping so I couldn't head out to the coffee shop this morning. I desperately wanted to enjoy my early morning quiet time with a book and a cup of coffee, thanks to you I did! It was easy and it kinda made me feel like MacGyver ?

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EmilyR108

2 years ago

this works so well, my coffee machine stopped working and I don't have enough money to get another one so this really helps

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HridayM

2 years ago

How much water do you add?

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cesperon

2 years ago

Saved my butt this morning. No power = no keurig! Thank goodness for cellular data plans & life hacks

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ChaiLuver

2 years ago

I did it woth chai tea, but didnt add coffee thanks you helped so much!!!

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Marc-AndréB2

3 years ago

Fantastic. I was out of instant coffee at work so I found this and gosh my coffee feels great this morning! Thank you

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ReneeW20

3 years ago

I just use a regular coffee filter , pour the ground in the middle of it , then take a twisty tie make a like tea bag , boil the water and then steep like a tea bag

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Htt200472ab

3 years ago

Try the presto myjo

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Julie-MarieB

4 years ago on Introduction

Thank you! Our teacher's room has a Keurig machine that our principal got us as a surprise :-) With so much constant use and not enough maintenance, it is now lending a funky flavor to the coffee You have now helped us to bypass the machine and still stay happily caffeinated. Appreciative.