Why would our favorite coffees have no taste when using the Keurig My K-Cup?
(Fort Smith, AR)
We recently purchased a mini Keurig single serving coffeemaker & a couple of My K-Cups so we can use our favorite coffees instead of always having to use pre-made K-cups.
We love the coffee maker, however, each time we brew a cup of our own coffee & no matter how much or how little ground coffee we use, the freshly brewed cup of coffee has little or no taste. We have tried several times to use varying amounts of coffee in the little K-Cup basket, with no better results.
We are now wondering if there is a certain type of "grind" that is used for the coffee in the K-cups such as "espresso grind" or "drip grind" (or one we don't know about).
We are using the same ground coffee that we've used & enjoyed with our drip coffeemakers for years. Can you help with this?
We also have a Keurig brewer (the Keurig B60) and use the My K-Cup. We use it for the same reason as you – so we can use the brewer to brew whatever coffee we want.
And yes, you’ll probably find that the problem lies with the grind of the beans. I have found that the medium grind I would use for a drip brewer does taste thin. That said, as part of my own experimentation, I also found that if I ground the coffee too fine...as if for an espresso machines...the My K-Cup clogged up.
There seems to be a sweet spot, somewhere between a drip brewer grind and an espresso grind.
Once you get it right, you should find that your Keurig + My K-Cup makes a nice, tasty brew.