Yes, a reusable filter for single cups or a gold-tone mesh filter for the carafe may be used to make ground coffee in a Keurig. A Keurig carafe brewer may also be used with flat-bottom paper filters. The grind size should be adjusted so that the grounds do not clog the filter and enter your coffee.
The K-Cup universal reusable filter works with Keurig single-serve coffee makers, while both the gold-tone mesh filter and flat bottomed paper filter are compatible with carafe brewers.
Reusable k-cup filters have a cup-shaped mesh filter that fits in the Keurig single-serve brewer’s k-cup holder. My K-Cup Universal Reusable Filter is another single-serve reusable filter from Keurig.
How to Use Coffee Grounds in Keurig Universal Reusable Filter?
The Keurig single-cup universal reusable filter has four parts: a plastic casing, a lid, a detachable adapter at the bottom for use with different brewing systems. Also, a removable filter that fits into the housing. This filter can hold up to 17 grams of grounds and contains two fill markings: a cup fill line and a travel mug fill line.
When utilizing coffee grinds in a Keurig single-serve brewer, follow these instructions.
- To make fresh grounds, grind your favorite coffee beans.
- Turn the lid anticlockwise to unlock it. Remove the filter basket from the top of your Reusable My K-Cup Universal Filter.
- To one of the two lines, add coffee grounds – single-cup line or travel cup line
- Insert the filter in the holder, cap it, and then turn the cover to the “lock” position. Remove the filter basket and lay the cover on top of it before inserting the basket into the holder if there is no seal. To secure, turn clockwise.
- Remove the K-cup holder from the bottom of your brewer by pushing it out with the handle.
- Place the reusable filter in the brewer and replace the K-Cup pod holder so that the arrow on the lid is pointing to the brewer.
- Close the handle. Make sure the reservoir is full up to the top mark.
- Prepare a cup of coffee to your liking.
- Remove the used grounds from the coffee maker and open the handle. Enjoy your freshly brewed cup of coffee.
When using regular coffee in a Keurig, as with other coffee makers, the size of your grind has an impact on the extraction process. Keurig recommends utilizing a coarser grind that is comparable to the French press.
To discover the appropriate grind size for your brew, start with a medium to medium-fine ground and work your way up. A finer grind will clog the filter and cause or halt the brewing process. The finest grounds will seep through the filter basket and end on your coffee cup.
Keurig Grounds to Water Ratio
The golden ratio for coffee grinds to water is 1-2 tablespoons of grounds per 6 oz of water. You may modify the amounts of grounds to create a ratio that works for you if you use this proportion as a guide.
The detachable adapter on my K-Cup universal reusable filter does not fit the Keurig Classic series: you must remove the adapter for the filter to fit in your brewer.
Remove the adaptor by pressing your thumb firmly on the adapter opening while holding the top of the filter housing with your other hand to use it with the K-Classic series coffee maker. Set aside the adaptor and insert the filter into your brewer.
To clean a reusable K-Cup or a gold-tone filter, follow these steps
- Remove the filter from the brewer and toss the grinds in a garbage bag.
- To remove loose grounds, run water through the filter.
- If your reusable filter is top-rack dishwasher safe, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for washing it in the top rack.
- If you do not have a dishwasher or the filter basket isn’t dishwasher-safe, place it in a pan of hot water and use a plastic brush to clean the grounds from the mesh.
- Soak the basket in a vinegar and water solution (1:2) for 20 to 30 minutes.
- After the soak, use a plastic brush to remove any coffee grinds from the walls.
- To remove vinegar residues, rinse the reusable filter under running water.
- When removing the reusable filter, always examine it for damage, especially on the mesh, to prevent grounds from ending up in your coffee. If the mesh is damaged, replace your reusable K-Cup.