A Less Expensive Way to Use Your Keurig Coffee Maker

Good morning y'all! I'm so glad you are here today for June's Ten on the 10th. This is when a group of fun bloggers share ideas for life that all cost less than $10.

Have you had your coffee yet? I'm working on my first cup and wanted to share with you a trick we employ using a Keurig coffee maker but not buying those doggone expensive pods.

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Here's the thing...my husband really wanted a Keurig and I was the resisting force. You see, we drink lots of coffee here. LOTS of coffee. 

Don't talk to me about one cup in the morning. No ma'am that's not even getting things started here!


I will admit the Keurig is neat. The Kcups are wonderful. But spare me the cost of those pods because it's insane!! After buying off-brands that clogged the machine a few times, I put my foot down and insisted we were getting the real coffee pot out of the cabinet.


Mr. Keurig Lover started doing some research and ran across these pods on Amazon that you can refill with your own coffee.  I still resisted because I don't want to refill those everyday. So guess what...refilling the pods is his job! Woohoo! I like my French roast mixed with a little bit of hazelnut these days. How about you?


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If you are like me and do not like the cost of Kcups, just check Amazon and find the refillable pods that are appropriate for your Keurig.  The initial expenditure is more than $10 but will save $$$ over the long haul.

And if you are lucky someone at your house will be the pod washer and refiller. :)

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24 comments

Tammy Lagaly said...

I've seen those refillable pods, but wasn't sure how well they would work. Thanks for the review. Will definitely have to give them a try!

taylorlisa said...

Yes, saving money so I can drink even more coffee. We switched to Walmart brand K-cups last year. I was skeptical at first, but their blend is really good.

Have a great weekend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Since it's only me at my house, I enjoy my French Roast kcups! I found the cleaning and refilling too much work. Still I keep one around for the just in case I run out of kcups!

Carol Lander said...

Stacey, I can appreciate trying to save money on coffee. We don't drink coffee, don't own a coffee maker, and I couldn't make a cup of coffee to save my life. 2 of my kids have coffee makers. I'll have to tell them about this idea.

Katie Mansfield said...

I agree. We got rid of ours. It was too expensive. Great tip.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

We tried a Keurig and did not like the way the coffee tasted, so we went back to a regular coffee machine.

Simply LKJ said...

I'll have to look into those. We go through Kcups like crazy and it is pricey, but cheaper than hitting up Starbucks everyday ;-)

Laura said...

You are so smart and I am so lazy...
I have one of these but I haven't used it yet.
I am going to try- once it is out of storage :)

L-

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I've heard really good things about these! Luckily, my HEB started making their own k-cups for a semi-reasonable price...12 pods for $4.38. Not as cheap as regular coffee, but a lot less than the big name brands. I'll keep this little gadget in mind! Those k-cups add up, especially when you have multiple coffee drinkers in the house. :)

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

We could be sisters! I do NOT function without my coffee in the morning! I have resisted getting a Keurig because of the expense of the pods so this is great information about the refillable ones! I love how you gave your hubby the job of refilling them!

bj said...

I'm a big coffee drinker, too, and tried for 2 yrs to like my Keurig but I never did. I don't like ANY coffee made in one. I used the refillable cup for awhile but...just never did like a Keurig cup of coffee...never tasted like real coffee to me...I use my REAL coffee maker (Mr. Coffee) and am enjoying coffee again.

Tanya said...

I've gotta have my coffee! What's funny is that I didn't even start drinking it til I was in my 30s. We had a Keurig for awhile, but we are back to the regular coffee pot for the reasons you listed! Have a wonderful weekend!

Rita C. said...

I love my Keurig and even though Mr P doesn't drink coffee (I know, right?!), he likes it too bc it lessens the coffee odor which bothers him. If we both drank it, I'd def check out thosebreusabke pods, but k cups work well for me. When you sign up for a Keurig account, you get discounts, free shipping and no sales tax, which really makes the unit pricing (and convenience) competitive with the pods. I love rotating my faves - Hazelnut, Island Coconut, German choc, caramel drizzle. I love my flavored coffees! Coffee drinkers unite! Have a great day.

Junkchiccottage said...

We use that sweet little k cup fillable and love it. It is cost savings and you can mix your coffee flavors too. Win Win on convenience and cost for sure. Happy Sunday. Have a good start to the new week.
Hugs,
Kris

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! Oh, this is good to know as my hubby wants one of those coffee makers. I won't drink coffee but know those little pods are expensive! Thanks for being my cute little blogging friend all these years! I'm so excited for you getting your new home and glad I'll be around to visit.
You are a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

We still brew coffee the Old Fashioned way and no not a percolator! Lol! The automatic 12 cup system. This is a great idea for those who drink coffee past 9:00 a.m.!
I'll pass this infor on to my oldest daughter!
J.

Bonnie said...

We are giving our Keurig a workout at the moment on vacation at the beach. Everyone drinks a different kind of coffee!!! At home we have two coffee pots ( Isn't that crazy!) because we found the Keurig to be expensive. We use it on special occasions or if we need a quick cup. I should use the refillable but it is tedious.
Nice to know about a less expensive way to order cups. Thanks for your tips.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stacey, we use the refillable Kcups too and they are great. I use two at a time so while one is rinsed out and drying the other is ready for coffee. I also fill them ahead so they are ready to go. It does save dollars!! Great post!
Have a nice week. xo

Jeanie said...

You make drinking coffee look really good!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

I'm with you on the more than one cup of coffee! Love my coffee in the morning. I usually use the Keurig to get my first cup fast while the other brews. I think I need to check out the refillable pods. That would be great!

Misa hua said...

I am presenting your Keurig exercise presently on holiday for the beachfront. All people cocktails a new style of gourmet coffee!!! At your home we have now a couple gourmet coffee planting pots,Is just not of which outrageous! mainly because most of us located this Keurig for being high priced. Most of us work with it with exclusive functions or maybe in the event we start to use a simple goblet. I should operate the refillable but it really is usually wearisome also click Paul .

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

Stacey, Thank you for this suggestion! I've been wanting to buy a Keurig for quite some time, but I've heard about how the costs really add up with the cups.

Kathleen Grace said...

That is such a great tip! We have had one of the refillable cups for a while, but we only pull out the Keurig for big family get togethers any more. We just drink too much coffee to bother making it one cup at a time.

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

A friend told me about these a couple of years ago and I've been using them ever since. It's not just more economical, but better for the environment :).