Review: Solofill Cup Refillable Single Serve Coffee Filter for Keurig Brewers
The Solofill Cup Refillable Single Serve Coffee Filter for Keurig Brewers is like the My K-Cup reusable filter or EZ Cup that allows you to use your own coffee instead of using just K-Cups. Using the Solofill is really easy, because unlike the My K-Cup reusable coffee filter, you do not have to take out the brew sleeve in your Keurig brewer. Like a K-Cup the Solofill Cup Refillable Single Serve Coffee Filter for Keurig Brewers fits in the brew slot where you'd normally put a K-Cup.
Key Features of the Solofill Cup:
- No need to remove or swap out the filter holder.
- No filter to replace!
- Reusable - Environmentally friendly.
- Save money while reducing our environmental impact!
- Use your own favorite gourmet coffee.
- Easy to use - Simple 2 steps process.
- Innovative Octaflo-Plus hot water distribution system for a superior tasting cup of gourmet coffee.
- Easy clean up - Unique one piece design with integrated hinged lid and stainless steel micro mesh filter for easy clean-up.
Brewing a Cup of Coffee with the Solofill Refillable Single Serve Coffee Filter
We've been using the Solofill over the past 3 weeks, and right away we found the Solofill Cup Refillable Single Serve Coffee Filter for Keurig Brewers is easy to use and makes a great cup of coffee. We also really liked hot easy the flip top-lid was to open and close, along with it being attached. No more lost lids, and the color being red is also excellent as we didn't throw it away because we were used to throwing away K-cups.
Brewing a cup of coffee using your Keurig brewer was very easy. You simply open the flip top of the Solofill, fill with your favorite coffee, close the lid, and put it in the Keurig brewer K-Cup slot. The lid is self tamping, so all you need to do is close it and you're good to go. Next you'll have a pretty amazing cup of coffee using your own coffee.
Before filling you have an empty brew sleeve.
Fill with your favorite coffee. We'd use our own shot but taking
a picture with two hands filled is challenging. :-)
Insert into the Keurig brewer K-Cup slot.
Brew and enjoy your cup of Solofill filtered coffee.
We found different grinds to produce better results - the finer grinds tended to work the best with the darker roasts. We settled in a on a French Roast from our local Whole Foods and found the coffee tasted amazing. We did a side by side comparison using our Aeropress, and found the coffee to be on par with the Aeropress coming out ahead.
The Solofill Cup Refillable Single Serve Coffee Filter for Keurig Brewers has an "octoflow" path that the water flows over the beans. The extraction is produces is excellent, even resulting in a little coffee froth at the end (not froth or crema but good stuff). We also found after brewing clean up was a breeze. Simply pop open the top, and wash out the grinds.
Trying Coffee Pods in the Solofill Refillable Single Serve Coffee Filter
We did try puncturing a coffee pod and using it in the Solofill. Results were mixed but dumping out the contents of a coffee pod did produce good results, however this defeats the purpose. If you're going to attempt to use a coffee pod stick in the 7-9gram range and puncture it at the top so the water can brew through. As with everything you try - try again and you'll get better results as you figure out what works with the pods you have. The Solofill however is made to work with ground coffee, not punctured coffee pods but it was worth a try.
We really love this little gadget for our Keurig brewer. Like the My K-Cup Reusable Filter, and the EZ Cup it allows you to use either ground coffee or coffee pods in your Keurig brewer. We think if you like having a little experimentation in your single serve coffee life, then you'll enjoy the Solofill Refillable Single Serve Coffee filter.
Thanks again to Robert from Solofill for sending us the Solofill to review.
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Posted by Jay Brewer at December 10, 2010 7:55 AM
I have several concerns about the solo cup. I have a Keurig Vue coffee maker.
1. How much caffeine is included in a solo cup for the vue, if I use the 8 or 16 ounce serving?
2. When I mentioned to Keurig that I was using the solo cup, they advised me to immediately discontinue using the solo cup because Keurig advised that they MAY NOT honor the warranty for the machine if the need should arise.
I have written solo cup with these concerns. Despite their stated 24 hour turn a round on e mail requests, It has been over a month since I have heard anything from solo cup.
Also, found nothing on internet that addresses how much caffeine is in an 8 or 16 ounce serving of a solo cup for the Keurig vue coffee maker.