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Squeezing the Extra out of a K Cup

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Squeezing that extra little bit of coffee from your k-cup pods.

Good Morning. Do you do coffee? I do. So, whether you are spending your morning with little Joey heading off to school, Joe the co-worker in the cubicle next to you, or just with the newscaster named Joe coffee if you’re like me is necessary to start the day. it’s unfathomable to think about how so many k-cup users want more without spending more can get “a little more” out of a small k-cup.

K-Cups have had a bad rap for a long time and in some cases still do. Climate watchers see the pods in the landfills (garbage acres I like to call them; just as pleasant as a cow farm). Small and compact, these little guys pack a lot inside for a great cup of “Oh, Yeah!” in them. Plastic casing and an internal filter to keep the grounds from reaching your cup. That’s a lot of work for a small piece of plastic wonder.

So, there have been some mentions of how to achieve the extra from a little wonder. I think I have found a great way of getting the “extra” without using a second k-cup (yes, some people have said to use a second cup???)

Keurig, the company that invented the little plastic of wonder with its morning goodness packed within invented the machine to extract it. Keurig, the original single-serve brewer, and coffee-pod manufacturing company were founded in Massachusetts in 1992. In 2006 the publicly traded Vermont-based specialty-coffee company Green Mountain Coffee Roasters acquired Keurig, sparking the rapid growth for both companies. The main patent for the K-Cup expired in 2012 which led to new product launches, including exclusive brewer models that only accept pods from Keurig branded product.

From 2006 to 2014 Keurig, Inc. was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. Now, as of July 2018, Keurig Green Mountain merged with beverage giant Dr.Pepper/Snapple Group which created Keurig-Dr.Pepper. 

So, how would one get that extra? What is your coffee cup size 16 oz. or 12 oz? Do what you normally do with your machine without actually brewing. Look at your settings, if you see the option for “Strong”, use that function “First”.

Brew on that setting. The idea here is to get a half-way filled cup of the “strong” brew, followed by a second brew at “regular” strength. All while using just the single pod.

I personally add my sweetener (1 sucralose packet), 2 1/2 scoops of dry creamer (like my coffee creamy) in my cup first. Then start the brewing cycle. The hot coffee will dissolve the sweetener and creamer faster. Now, stir when completed and enjoy without using the extra pod and feeling guilty about filling landfills with these little guys knowing you squeezed the goodness out of them.


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