September 28, 2005

Reusable Coffee Filter for Keurig

My K Cup Box[3]As we reported last night, Keurig has released a Special Edition B60 only at Williams Sonoma that comes with a reusable filter. The filter will not be available to other Keurig buyers or other online merchants until 2006. When released to other merchants besides Williams Sonoma, the Keurig reusable filter will work in your Keurig B-40 Elite, Keurig B50 Gourmet, Keurig B-60 Special Edition.

Update: : The Keurig Resusable filter is now available at

"...use either disposable K-Cups or a reusable K-Cup and filter basket (included) that allow you to use your favorite ground coffee...."

My K Cup Device[3]
Filter comes in 3 pieces

Everyone here at Single Serve Coffee thinks the reusable filter is a great way to get customers over the hump of buying a Single Serve Coffee maker. How many times have you told someone about your single serve machine and had them say I'm not buying a single serve machine because I can't use my own coffee. Well, now that problem is gone for new buyers. Sure, they'll buy the Keurig B60 with reusable filter knowing they can use their own coffee, but in the end they'll want the convenience of the K-Cups.

A special thanks to Jeff for sending in pictures of the filter. More after the jump.

My K Cup In B60[3] My K Cup Directions[3]You'll have to remove the black insert currently there to hold your K-Cups. We tried removing it in the B60 and it came out no problem.

And of course some directions. Long and very detailed. I can't imagine wanting to clean up this filter over and over. We'll keep you posted on the filter and when we receive one, expect a full review benchmarking some ground coffee's against their K-Cup counterparts.

At or get it at Green Mountain Coffee

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Posted by Jay Brewer at September 28, 2005 7:52 AM


Recent Comments

I also just purchased our keurig and the reusable kcup. We can't seem to make the filter work without it pouring water all over the place. The coffe that actually hits the cup is very good but what a mess. I replaced the filter once thinking maybe it was bad, same problem. any ideas as to why this is happening?

Posted by: b willis at December 8, 2010 11:24 AM

If you are worried about throwing out the used k-cups you can rinse them and give them to a kindergarten/preschool teacher at your local school. They are great for glue, glitter, or to make a cute craft, plant a seed, etc.

Posted by: cc at December 16, 2009 3:08 AM

I love the K cup brewed coffee and also have a reusable k cup filter. I grind my own but I'm also disappointed b/c the coffee is much weaker. I think it may be the coffee I'm using. Anyone have any suggestions?

Posted by: Lynn at January 23, 2009 1:38 PM

I just got this coffee system this morning. I like the taste of the coffee that comes from the k cups but I can not make coffee taste the same using the my k cup filter. I have even opened a k cup and poured the grounds into the my k cup filter and there was a definate difference even with the same amount and brand/flavour coffee. The coffee is significantly much weaker with the my k cup filter. as with others I have sludge in the bottom of the cup with the my k cup filter as well. I do not love this machine for the $$$ I paid for it. I have a bunn but it is only me and I hate wasting all that coffee as I usually only drink 2 cups in the morning.

Posted by: carol at January 14, 2009 10:14 AM

Just tried out my new reusable filter(that had been in my cupboard for months!). The first time I tried to make a cup using my own coffee, I didn't completely screw on the lid properly and water was shooting out the side and grinds got in the cup, yuk! However, if you put everything securely together properly, which I did the 2nd time round - it actually works pretty good. I had some coffee beans that I ground up and it tasted great - no sludge on the bottom of the cup...glad i bought it.

Posted by: KJ at July 26, 2008 5:57 PM

We purchased the B60 and the reusable filter. The concept is great, and it does make a good cup of coffee with the adjustable (albeit slight..) brewing temperature. However, the reusable filter is rather on the cheap-end. The plastic turns brittle after a relatively short period of time (6 months..?) and coffee begins to shoot out the sides, making quite the mess. Stainless steel would REALLY have been a much better option...I would GLADLY pay the difference for something that would last. Please please get us away from plastics and oil dependence!

Posted by: Steve at June 29, 2008 10:00 AM

Would like to purchase the resuable coffee filters by themself. Maybe in units of 6 so I don't have to wait or clean to make a second cup immediately.
Is there a way to turn the temp. up on coffee being brewed? The factory setting is not hot enough.

Posted by: Sandy at April 7, 2008 11:34 AM

We love our new Keurig and have purchased the filter so we can use our own coffee and save $....BUT, hate the sluge in the bottom of the cup...does anyone make a paper filter to fit inside of the plastic one? Would make cleanup so much easier too....right now, I'm putting little pieces of paper towel in...wetting it first so it fits snuggly and then putting the coffee grounds pretty good, but a pain too.

Posted by: resco at March 28, 2008 6:46 AM

Is there a filter which will work with the commercial models? We just got a commercial one at work, and I would like to enjoy our freshly roasted coffee beans in it. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Posted by: gdcrzy at August 5, 2006 6:20 PM

I use our Keurig to make hot chocolate for our kids. We put the instant hot chocolate in the cup, and have the kuerig dispense hot water (just remove used k-cups and use empty). I don't see us spending the money on a k-cup for hot chocolate for our kids, but for us...

My mother-in-law does use the pod filters in her Keurig. She bought some as a present, but didn't end up using them, so instead of throwing them out she puts them in her Kuerig. The coffee isn't as good, but better than wasting!

I cannot remember which model we have, but the re-usable filter is something we are going to look into. Can you buy just the filter now?

Posted by: Joan Russo at January 11, 2006 9:27 AM

I just bought the Keurig at William's Sonoma yesterday BECAUSE of the filter basket...I too was sick thinking about all those plastic cups. I will recycle mine but of course there are millions that will sit in landfills.

For convenience, both the K-cups and the basket are a breeze. You simply pop out the black K-cup holder, fill the basket with coffee and pop it in. Super easy, and easy to clean.

The cups are not small - if you measure the amount brewed with the medium size option it is a full 8oz, but it looks small in my honkin mug from Crate and Barrel.

One thing - I read that there's a partnership underway with Ghiradelli, but that's only for hot chocolate that is poured into a cup with water added. It would be fun for my kids to have a hot chocolate option in a K-cup.

Posted by: savanah at December 19, 2005 1:03 PM

Great to have this reusable filter now. I just cringe at the thought of constantly throwing out plastic cups--filling landfills for some anthropologist to find in 100 years--for every cup of coffee I make. But, the mess and hassle of cleaning the filter for each cup of coffee also is a bit unappealing. And it sounds like you must do one or the other, not interchange them at will or easily--pick which way you will go.

Question, has anyone every used a pod (like the Senseo coffee pod) in the Keurig? That seems like a good way to go for those who already own more than one Keurig machine. Or, might a pod in one of the filters be another, easier way to go?

Posted by: michael at December 3, 2005 8:46 PM

The Keurig B60 is a terrific single cup coffee maker and my wife and I both enjoy the simplicity of it and the wide variety of coffees available. The B60"s addition of the separate plastic holder enclosing a reusable filter which enables you to use your own ground coffee instead of the K cups is a great idea except that cleaning out the filter is a time consuming nuisance. My suggestion is that Keurig or whoever come up with a suitably sized supply of paper filters insertable in the plastic holder that can be easily dumped together with its used grounds after the brewing and pouring process is completed.

Posted by: Morris Rinkelstein at October 17, 2005 4:53 PM

I just bought the Keurig B60, and all I can saw is "Wow!" I am so impressed. Easy set up, very hot temperature brew, which is adjustable if you prefer it cooler, and just about the coolest looking blue backlighting imaginable. It looks very geeky sitting on my counter, but most of all it brews a perfect cup of coffee. I had been waiting to buy a Keurig because the smaller brew sizes on the other models just didn't cut it for me, but now with a 9.5 oz. mug size available I went for it, and I am happy that I did.

Posted by: Eileen McNamara at October 8, 2005 9:35 PM

Ben - I think not - but you can check and see if the B100 has the removable filter - me thinks it's too old.

Posted by: Jay Brewer at September 28, 2005 10:46 PM

would this work in the B100?

Posted by: Ben at September 28, 2005 7:36 PM

I assume this hold enough for 8oz of coffee? This would be a nightmare with my customary travel mug. You'd have to fill and brew, then clean and fill and brew and clean again..


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