March 12, 2009

My-Kap Lid - Use Any Coffee in Your K-Cup Brewer


my-kap-on-cup.jpgWe were recently introduced to the My-Kap reusable lid for use with used K-Cups in your Keurig machine. The My-Kap allows you to re-use the Cup several times. Each time, you can fill it with your choice of coffee. Re-using your K-Cups saves up to 20 cents per cup, reduces waste, and allows you to enjoy an infinite selection of coffee varieties.

The My-Kap is easy to use, dishwasher-safe, and durable. It does not require altering the Keurig machine at all. Peel the foil off the top of your used K-Cup, rinse it, put in a spoonful of your desired coffee, and press the My-Kap in place; then insert into the machine as you would a regular K-Cup.

Each My-Kap comes with detailed, illustrated instructions on using, storing and cleaning it. Also included is a tool that helps get the My-Kap back off of the K-Cup after using it.

After lots of different coffees, we find a somewhat fine grind along with a bolder coffee works best. We also preferred the 6 oz size using our Keurig Platinum brewer. The My-Kap is compatible with any Keurig brewer, however the My-Kap was not designed or manufactured by Keurig. It is not endorsed by Keurig for use in either the K-Cup or Keurig Brewer. Also please note that it is not for use with ESE PODS.

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Posted by Jay Brewer at March 12, 2009 8:37 AM
Recent Comments

I like the idea of reusing the K-cups, maybe not the my-kap product, but the sealable lids. However I really want to hear an answer to how long before it become unsanitary to reuse?

My biggest issue with the My K-cup product is that I get a fine dust in my coffee which I don't like. Maybe if I use a coarser grind that will not happen. However now Ill have to spend extra on a fancy grinder that does a coarse grind. What a headache this is turning into.

Posted by: Nate at September 11, 2010 2:09 PM

Although I have never used the "My K-Cup"...seems at $15 each it would be a huge expenditure, and you still need to clean it out each time. I did buy 10 "My_Kaps" for $ lets me make 10 Kaps every couple of days. Incredibly easy..."difficult to insert the cap"...hmmm...perhaps this person is "handiKapped"... hehehe

Posted by: UNKWES at April 22, 2010 12:35 AM

I just sent my My-Kap order back for refund. My experience was that it was a difficult to insert the Kap (resulting in morning coffee spills -- not fun), it leaked around the edges of the Kap/Kup AND at the center hole where water is injected. Honestly, this type of thing is right up my alley -- I love saving money, recycling, etc., but this just doesn't least not well. I've happily gone back to using the My K-Cup when I want to use my own coffee, which works perfectly for me -- no leaks, no spills, easier to clean, more sanitary, and cheaper.

Posted by: Chris at October 31, 2009 11:58 AM

I actually really like using the Kap.

I believe its the original reuse device for the Keurig and the creator has proven to be a very nice man.

As for reusing K-cups I do, and I like to from time to time. Having a Kap on hand has been helpful.


Posted by: Christian at April 6, 2009 12:49 AM

I use the 'My K-cup' as well and it has held up fine. I don't see how the plastic holder would break. The permanent filters would wear out after time, but you can get a 2 pack of those for less than $15 shipped. But my original is holding up well.

Posted by: Steve at March 17, 2009 1:59 PM

I've had "My K-cup" for 2 years and it hasn't broken yet. Don't see the need for My-Kap.

Posted by: LisaW at March 16, 2009 5:53 PM

I recently contacted the creator of the My-Kap and and was able to get a couple of these to sample.

I don't have a "My K-Cup". I had read mixed reviews of the "My K-Cup" and heard that they broke fairly easily, so I thought it was pretty expensive for how often I'd probably use it/have to replace it.

I think the My-Kap is a great idea for an occasional cup of coffee using my own coffee grounds. Even if you only use an existing k-cup one additional time with the My-Kap, its still "free", as I've already paid for the k-cup, giving me an unending supply of filters.

Posted by: Brett at March 13, 2009 2:19 PM

Correction to link in my last comment... looks like Keurig doesn't allow direct linking? Just click on the "At Home" section on their homepage, then click "Accessories". The My K-Cup is listed half-way down the Accessories page.

Posted by: SH at March 13, 2009 7:56 AM

I can't see the point of re-using used K-Cups (although I'm sure one exists) when Keurig already has a device for this purpose. I have the "My K-Cup" device and it works fine.

As with any similar device, you have to experiment until you find the right grind/amount that'll work best, but once you do, you're good to go.

Have a look at the My K-Cup and see for yourself (scroll down on that site)

Posted by: SH at March 12, 2009 12:47 PM

Now all we need is for someone to make a gold foil filter insert for a K-Cup.

Posted by: JayM at March 12, 2009 10:51 AM

My question is: how many times would you want to re-use a Cup before it becomes unsanitary? That filter stays put (probably stays wet) and grows all kinds of nasty bugs... PASS.

Posted by: Beth S. at March 12, 2009 10:31 AM
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