How many times can I use the same K-Cup?

by Kelly
(Rockford, IL)

The reusable My K-Cup coffee filter for Keurig brewers.

The reusable My K-Cup coffee filter for Keurig brewers.


Can I re-use the same K-Cup to make multiple cups of coffee or do I need to change the K-Cup each time?


K-Cups are designed for one use only. You use the K-Cup once and then throw it away.

If you find that wasteful, and a lot of Keurig brewer owners do, you can get a Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter.

This is a reusable filter to which you add loose ground coffee each time you want a coffee. After each brew, you clean it out and use it again the next time.

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Sep 11, 2014
weak coffee
by: Anonymous

I have a mug that holds 10 ounces, if I add 10 ounces of water, my coffee is very weak - even 8ounces of water still gives a weak cup of coffee.
I have the K 10 mini plus.
Some people say they get 2 cups of coffee from 1 kcup. I just want one good 8-10 oz. cup. By the way, I'm not a stro g coffee lover ( never go to Sarbucks)
Thanks. Help!

Aug 30, 2014
Pull and spin?
by: Todd k

I've been doing the same with my platinum edition, but I have been taking out the k cup and spinning it 180 degrees for a second puncture at the bottom on the opposite side... I don't know if it makes a difference or not... But my second large cup tastes as good as my first.... I'm brewing at the highest temp if 192 degrees.

Jul 09, 2014
by: Anonymous

I used a large mug and brewed English Breakfast Tea for the large cup, and then again for the tea cup size (both in the same mug) The result was a very strong very large cup of tea.

I've been using two or three k cups to make my morning brew. I'm going to try brewing 3 teacup size cups with the same k cup in the same mug and see what i get. I have the feeling that waste will be averted. :)

Jun 20, 2014
I get 3
by: Anonymous

My wife and I get 3 cups of coffee out of 1 k-cup.

Nov 19, 2013
How many good cups from one kcup?
by: carolyn

It kind of figures that if I can get a 10 ounce cup out of one Kcup then two five ounce cups are just as delicious. I'm still experimenting and I'm up to two sevens. Still good.

Jan 28, 2013
Kreig lover
by: Patty IgelskiAnonymous

My daughter brought mine for me for Christmas
Thats the best present I've ever had I love coffee now and my husband says that coffee taste better in the machines verse the coffee maker and I do get two to three cups out of a k cup

Jul 07, 2012
Multiple cups
by: Anonymous

I get two or three 12oz cups out of most of the K-Cups. The third cup is a bit lighter, but still quite tasty.

This works on some brands better than others, and oddly enough best on light roasts.

If you get something that mixes a powder and it all comes out, like hot chocolate or chai latte mix (and some of the cheaper store brand instants), then you can obviously only get one cup out.

Aug 28, 2010
K-cup 2 uses
by: Anonymous2

I use it twice. the first time a large cup and then the smaller size. Still tastes great. this is with the B-40

Mar 23, 2010
K Cup
by: Anonymous

I have used one K-Cup to make 3-10oz cups and still tasted great.

Feb 11, 2010
how many times can one kcup be used
by: Joe

Though it says each kcup is good for one cup only I have had no problem getting two good large cups out of each kcup and no discernable difference hot cocoa though is definitely one use only

Jan 14, 2010
Excellent tasting Coffee
by: Black Steve

I viewed comments about hot to achieve great tasting Dunkin Donut's style coffee. The solutions boiled down to the temperature of the water. Literally, boil the water first, then put it into the coffee maker and brew. The difference is like night and day. I stop using my coffee maker until tonight 01-14-2010. I decided to give it another try. So i boiled the water first, then normal brew, BIG DIFFERENCE! Try it for yourself. Let me know what ya think! It's better brewing, much better taste! Thanks Coffee Detective. My case solved for bad tasting coffee. Hotter brewing water was needed!

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