How to Put a K-Cup Filter in My Keurig


Keurig is a home coffee brewer that enables you to indulge in gourmet coffee, one cup at a time. Coffee companies produce individual portion packs, called K-Cups, for the Keurig. The cost of these K-Cups, however, runs relatively high for home brew--ranging from 42 cents to 65 cents for one cup of coffee. As an alternative, Keurig provides a reusable coffee filter called My K-Cup. With this filter, you can brew any ground coffee in the Keurig. Switching out the K-Cup holder for the K-Cup reusable filter is a simple process.

  • Open your new My K-Cup reusable filter assembly by turning the lid counterclockwise. Remove the filter basket.

  • Wash the filter's cover, holder and basket with warm soapy water. Dry all the parts with a clean towel.

  • Remove the K-Cup holder assembly from the brewer. Lift the handle of the brewer and grasp the holder. Gently lift up while pushing from below with your index finger; the holder assembly will come out easily. Avoid hitting the needle at the top of the cover.

  • Insert the cleaned filter basket into the filter holder and screw on the lid by turning it clockwise.

  • Place the assembled filter holder into the K-Cup assembly housing from which you removed the K-Cup Holder.

Tips & Warnings

  • To make coffee using the filter option, fill the filter basket with your own coffee. Use 2 tbsp. of coffee for every 6 ounces of water. The filter basket holds up to 2.7 tbsp. of coffee, which will give you a stronger brew. Do not fill the basket past the top of the mesh. Clean any coffee grinds that collect on the rim. Insert the coffee-filled filter into the Keurig and fill the reservoir with water. Lower the handle and press the desired brew size, if you have a Keurig with different brew sizes.
  • The reusable coffee filter is for ground coffee, not whole bean coffee.
  • If grinding your own beans, start with a coarse grind and experiment.
  • You can clean the filter basket and holder in the dishwasher.
  • To replace the brewer's original K-Cup holder. Lift the handle of the brewer and place the original K-Cup holder into the assembly housing. Align the tabs and gently press the holder until it snaps into place.
  • Do not use pre-packed K-Cups in the reusable coffee filter.
  • When removing the filter from the holder, allow enough time for the parts to cool to avoid burning yourself.

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