So many of our clients have asked, can I brew ground coffee with a Keurig 2.0 that I thought I would take a moment to address it. Keurig 2.0 is all the rage right now, it seems as if everyone on Twitter and Instagram was getting one for a holiday gift. I would expect nothing less after seeing this machines capabilities, it is pretty impressive but, there are two drawbacks.
Can you use My K-Cup® with Keurig 2.0?
1) **You can not brew you own coffee using the Keurig® My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter nor can you use the Ekobrew version or Solo or any for that matter.
** My prediction was right, since the writing of this post the My K-cup for Keurig 2.0 was released and you can now brew your own coffee with Keurig 2.0. Thank you Keurig® for making the choice ours again! **
Can I use any K-Cup® in Keurig® 2.0?
2) You can not use off brand K-Cup® pods, they must have Keurig® approval.
The problem is, Keurig® 2.0 comes equipped with DRM technology that prevents any non sanctioned K-Cup® pods or filters from being used in the brewer. Some see this as a monopoly on the marketplace. My cynical side may agree but first, who can blame them and second my more reasonable side can see the benefits.
Using only Keurig® approved products will help me to avoid any knock offs that might damage my unit. Let's face it, these brewers are not cheap...I want to take the best care of it I can. If that means using only high quality capsules then so be it. With over 200 roasts to choose from, I think I can manage to find more than a few I love. There are a variety of options to brew your K-Cup® coffee for less money other than hacking the machine (don't do it people). There is a large selection of value priced K-Cup® pods that are compatible with Keurig® 2.0 to choose from.
Are there Keurig® brewers that I can use any K-Cup® pod?
Also, something I think a lot of consumers are forgetting. Classic Keurig® models are still available! This may not be readily apparent to many because retail stores have their shelves chock full of 2.0 brewers. Until Keurig® pulls the plug on classic models, you still have the flexibility of enjoying any old pod you want.
P.S. Off the record, I do predict that some genius out there will invent a reusable filter that is compatible with Keurig® 2.0 in the very near future. It usually doesn't take long for entrepreneurs to see this sort of need and create a handy gadget for us to use!
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