March 24, 2015

Keurig Recyclable K-Mug Pods for Travel Sized Coffee Mugs

Keurig kmug pods recyclable

Keurig Green Mountain has announced the addition of Keurig K-Mug pods: pods that brew a large travel mug-size of your favorite beverage, offering even more brewing options within the Keurig 2.0 brewing system. Available exclusively on Keurig.com, the new K-Mug pods are specially formulated to deliver the quality and strength of flavor that Keurig 2.0 brewer users expect when brewing 12, 14, and 16-ounce coffee and other beverages.

Similar to K-Carafe and Vue pods, K-Mug pods are recyclable. The pod's plastic cup is made from polypropylene (#5) plastic, and can be quickly and easily separated from the lid and filter for recycling. As a recyclable pod, the K-Mug pod is another important step that shows Keurig's continued progress to reduce the environmental footprint of the Keurig brewing system and its progress toward achieving its broader 2020 sustainability targets.

K-Mug pods join the current line-up of over 400 different beverage varieties from 60+ brands available in the Keurig 2.0 system, including all of the top ten best-selling coffee brands in the U.S. K-Mug pods will launch with the following hot beverage favorites:

  • Green Mountain Coffee Breakfast Blend
  • Green Mountain Coffee Dark Magic
  • Green Mountain Coffee French Vanilla
  • The Original Donut Shop Regular
  • Donut House Collection Donut House Coffee

With the introduction of the K-Mug travel-size pod, Keurig 2.0 users now have nine brew settings to choose from, ranging in size from four ounces to four-cup carafe. K-Mug pods, which are also compatible with Keurig Vue brewing systems, include the Keurig 2.0 Brewing Technology. 

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Posted by Jay Brewer at March 24, 2015 7:23 AM
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Since these are for the 2.0 system, just buy the Vue Travel Mugs. Same Coffee, same package, same # (12), less price @ $9.99....


Posted by: itguy at April 9, 2015 11:00 PM

Actually, AO, I may be mistaken. The website has both a Donut Shop Original Vue travel mug for $10.49 and a Donut Shop Original K-mug for $13.99; both for 12. I'm thinking there might be more coffee in the K-mug; I'm at least hoping at that price point!


Posted by: Dan at March 25, 2015 12:10 AM

Thank you Dan. If these "pods" hold 13.9 grams, that would provide enough grounds for 8.5 ponces of water based on SCAA guidelines.

I also happened to notice the price on the Keurig site. $13.99 non-member pricing for 12 "pods". That's $1.17 per "pod". That's an awfully expensive 8.5 ounce cup of stale gas station quality coffee.


Posted by: AO at March 24, 2015 2:11 PM

These just seem like rebranded Vue travel mug cups... Tully's House Blend has .49oz or 13.9g each.


Posted by: Dan at March 24, 2015 12:56 PM

I checked out the Keurig site for these and I spotted some interesting oddities.

1 - They address the recycle piece as being recyclable in select communities. So not universally recyclable.

2 - Interesting that they are calling them pods. Sure, kcups have been mistakenly called pods by consumers for years. However, coffee pods are a totally different format for totally different machines. Plus, coffee pods are 100% biodegradable in all communities.

3 - There is absolutely no mention of how much coffee they are putting in the "pods". So I'm not convinced there's enough in there to make a cup worth drinking.


Posted by: AO at March 24, 2015 8:47 AM

Strength of flavor Keurig users expect? Bitter brown water? I don't know how many grams of coffee they put in these cups but, knowing Keurig, there probably isn't enough to flavor 10 ounces of water.


Posted by: AO at March 24, 2015 7:52 AM
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