Do you ever find yourself wanting a smidge more coffee from your Keurig, but there are no buttons for adding just one or two ounces? Here are a couple tips to get more in your cup and more out of your K-Cup.
My friends have my old brewer (B-40 Elite, pictured right) which only has two settings (6oz and 8oz). They mostly drink Tully’s Italian and were wishing they could have just a little more in each cup. I suggested they brew their usual cup at the 8oz setting, then brew a second time into a different mug (using the 6oz setting) and add a couple ounces into their first cup.
Well, they had an even better idea: brew 8oz in a 10oz mug, then (using the same mug) run the 6oz setting but catch the rest in a measuring cup (quickly) after the first mug is full. This way you get the richest part of the second run through. Brilliant!
This could work if you want a little more coffee (or the coffee is too strong for your tastes), no matter which brewer model you have. If this post is making your head spin, just watch this little video demonstration I did:
Along the same lines, you could add 4oz (if you have that setting) once you’ve drunk about half a cup of coffee. This way you get a little more out of your coffee. Of course, if you have a big enough mug, you can just brew 12 oz into it, but by using this method, you get a hot refill.
I brewed an 8oz cup of Donut House Coffee, and when I had just a couple of ounces left, I ran 4 more ounces through the K-Cup. It still had full flavor. This works better if you’re using an extra bold K-Cup. Extra Bold means there is more coffee in there.
Do you have any tricks up your sleeve for making your Keurig brewer work better for you?