March 11, 2008
K-Cup Injector Lid - Reuse Old K Cups to Make Coffee
The K-Cup Injector is the latest invention we've found for your Keurig Elite B40 Brewer, Keurig B50, Keurig Special Edition Ultra Elite B60, Keurig B70 Brewer, Breville BKC600XL Gourmet Single Cup Brewer, and other Keurig K Cup brewers. Currently only available on Ebay, the K-Cup Injector lid allows you to fill your used K-cup with your favorite grind and then inject it with water during the brewing process. The idea behind this gadget is the redirection of the water flow to improve the extraction from your K-Cups. The K-Cup Injector sprays the water in 5 different directions to improve the coffee extraction process.
We have one of these on order to try, and it will hopefully arrive soon so we can see if it works well. We're not sure about re-using our K Cups over and over, but the eco-friendly idea is one of the better ones we've seen here at Single Serve Coffee.
From the eBay auction on the K-Cup Injector Lid:
WHY WOULD YOU NEED TO INJECT YOUR COFFEE??
The normal brewing process and the reusable caps you find here on eBay all shoot coffee straight down the center of the coffee during the brewing process. All this really does is bore a hole down the center bypassing most of the coffee. This is not the fault of the brewer or the other caps sold here, its simply a unfortunate over site that has now been solved.
THIS INJECTOR SHOOTS THE HOT WATER IN 5 DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS DURING THE BREWING PROCESS!!!!
Simple to use: Just tear off the foil from a used K-cup and empty the grounds. Then fill with your favorite grind and place this lid on before brewing. Reuse the K-cup multiple times making each cup cost pennies instead of half dollars or more!!!
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Posted by Jay Brewer at March 11, 2008 7:42 AM
I purchased one of these on eBay back Jan 3rd, 4 weeks later I received it after an excuse of shipper problem.
Tried it and it LEAKED all over the place, tried everything I could & finally emailed vendor. He said he would send another thicker unit!
Well guess what another 4 weeks an an email & the same lame excuse 'Having trouble with shipper' & of course it is now past eBay 45 day limit for leaving feedback.
DON'T DEAL WITH THIS company they are a rip of!
Oh, I don't know, don't we all like a cup of plastic residue in the morning? I think you're being a bit of an alarmist; the sky is falling! Yes, a bit much Patty.
Couldn't find it on ebay. Where can I purchase one?
can someone spell L-A-W-S-U-I-T ??
Whatever happened to the K-cup injector lid? Couldn't find it online anywhere
BOB..btw...FLAVIA and blackjava-coffee.com SUCK!!!!!!!
PATRICK...uh how is using a reusable cap any different than using the K-Cup the first time?
The first time you us a K-Cup, it is heated by the hot water...VIOLLLA!!!! OMG its releasing toxins into your coffee.
Hey wait...waht about all the other plastic parts your Keurig is made of..WOW they get heated byt the unit and the hot water....MORE TOXINS!!!
Damm Guess your gonna die from all the toxins in your coffee now.
By the way did you ever wonder about all the toxins in the fertilizer and pesticides use in growing the coffee itself....MAN I FEEL BAD YOUR GONNA DIE A TOXIC DEATH REAL SOON...BETTER GIVE UP THE COFFEE!
BOB you a such a moron. You are very narrow minded and need to wake up..have a coffee perhaps?
NOW STFU and go peddle your papers..MORON
Purchased a Keurig B77 at Costco which included a promotional pack of K-cups and and the reusable stainless mesh filter, as a replacement for another brand of pod coffee maker.
It works as expected after reading reviews. but knew my disappointment in the past with mesh filters would still probably be the same, murky off flavor coffee. Yep no pleasant surprises here.
After looking over a spent K-pod with a quality filter wondered how it could be reused with my favorite blend. A web search gave a couple of costly options, ($ 20 for a few plastic K-cup lids) or reusable lid/multi-directional water distribution system) which in itself could be the winner for tasty coffee.
But looking for an immediate solution to murky coffee and still filling it with my favorite coffee.... And the answer is: A carefully removed foil from a spent the K-cup fits perfectly in the Keurig reusable filter cartage and is sealed with the cartage's own lid. A little tight for the first use and requires a little extra pressure to get cap to catch, but the second time it is used it's snap.
Enjoy great coffee and the the money saved. Use it to purchase Costco and Keurig stock.
Best regards, Cheeky
I use the K-cup plastic top to reuse my K-cups and it works OK. Just leaks a little bit. The K-cups are not hard to clean & you can use the over & over again. I have used them about 15-20 times before the filter goes bad. This pressurized lid looks very interesting.
Wow with all of the news on BPA you would think some people would be a little cautious about creating things to make plastic reusable. Unless k-Cup pod plastics are a #5, I wouldn't recommend reusing these. But if you're the type of person that re-uses your water and pop bottles too, more power to you. Me, I prefer my coffee without harmful plastic toxins, thanks.
Have you had time to try Injected! out yet, Jay? Although I agree that the device (like My K-Cup, which I do have) takes a little bit of the allure of simplicity away from the system, the enhanced variety and cost savings are very interesting. I figure there'd be appropriate times for both approaches, and by using this even part of the time, my cost may be more like $0.20 than $0.55.
The idea seems plausible, so my hopes are up that it works as promised. And certainly, kudos to Christian if so. I love to see that kind of inventiveness.
Well, enough has been said. I wish you the best of luck with your product. Who knows, maybe it will do very well.
Interesting Bob. First, I have cleaned one cup up to 20 times. They clean easy. Like I said, tear the lid off one and try. You will see it is not difficult. Even if it was somewhat difficult I think you are missing the point. This device enhances the brewing process inside the cup. To say Keurig would have already looked into this is the same as saying all thing to be invented have already been invented. This is an invention. If Keurig wants it, I will sell it to them. Otherwise I will make it available. The point being with this product is it blasts the grounds with water, the Keurig machine and the My K-cup only runs water down the center. This product produces a stronger cup. If a person is content using a My K-cup and new k-cups then this product is not for them. This product not only makes a much better brew it allows reuse of the K-cups. Turning 18 into 180 or more and thats also eco-friendly. That is also the reason Keurig would not make or promote this product, it would eat into their individual sales of K-cups.
It won't be as easy to clean as the "My K-cup" filter. Its a screen. you just run some hot water thru it and it's done. The k-cup paper filter is inside a plastic cup. It will be harder to clean. After a coupe of cleanings it will be crap. The "my K-cup" has lasted me a year so far.
The idea that Keurig didn't make it because it will drop sales doesn't wash. They have the "My K-cup" and GMC, who owns Keurig has had an increase in sales. K-cups sell.
I saw the price on eBay. It is listed at the same price as the "My K-cup". It's hardly as efficient as the "My K-cup". What did it sell at?
Who manufactured this thing? Could it be that some one conected to GMC or Keurig is involved.
Seems to me that there might be patent issues here.
Just my opinion.
actually, yes, cleaning is easy, the filter is very strong. certainty you don't take a scrub brush to it but a wash under hot water removes all grounds. try it and see. It cleans easy. as for why didn't Keurig make it? Because in the long run it would drop their sales on the cups. This devise saves money and is eco friendly. It enhances the use of the My K cup also. Masking a much stronger brew. Cant wait for the review. You will be very surprised.
I want to thank those involved for deciding to talk about this item. I know you all have questions so I answered them over at the forum. Thanks to you all.
Another lame idea to rip people off. Do you honestly believe you can properly clean a used k-cup? The paper filter can never be cleaned properly. Chances are it will tear in the process. We already have the "my k-cup" and a lot of people complain about cleaning it.
And that's a simple process.
I think if this new contraption had any potential, Keurig would already have looked into it.
Can't wait to see your review.