I drink a lot of coffee. Sometimes it even worries my six-year-old daughter who will ask, “Daddy, what do you drink besides coffee and beer?” Fair question, little one, but the answer is probably not much else.
Normally, to satiate my desire for coffee during the five days a week I spend in the office I use a Keurig single serve machine to brew one cup at a time. Instead of using disposable K-cups on a regular basis I use Solofill refillable cup. It works pretty well and I get to choose the type of coffee that goes into my cup. It also eliminates the waste associated with K-cups.
However, on the occasions where I want an additional cup of coffee and I am out of Solofills there is a cache of K-cups in a desk drawer. On a recent trip to the store I noticed some inexpensive K-cups from Cameron’s Coffee and decided to give them a shot.
Cameron’s Coffee, a roaster out of Minnesota, is actually not producing K-cups but an alternative:
It’s a rigid plastic ring with a simple filter suspended from the aforementioned plastic ring. Unlike actual K-cups these little guys are only punctured at the top, where a foil seal is present, and the filter hangs above the needle that would normally puncture the bottom of a K-cup. The claim is less waste is produced with this system.
Regardless of which coffee brewing mechanism I use all of the wet grounds go right into the compost bin. It’s pretty easy to separate the filter from the ring—just a quick wrist flip with a paring knife produces ready to compost grounds:
All that is left is the foil seal and rigid plastic ring. The coffee was okay and the system seemed to work so I see no reason why Cameron’s Coffee alternative K-cups cannot be the regular reserve in my coffee cache.