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So a couple of weeks ago I wrote about the Keurig Coffee maker I had received as a gift. We are still using it and still loving it. We used it over the weekend to make some big insulated cups (I also have a couple of these) of coffee and cocoa to take with me when going on our hunting adventure.
One way we have found to save a bit of money is by not buying the cocoa in K-cups but rather the individual packets. The water heats up quicker than my tea pot and you can have a cup of cocoa in seconds. (I have a homemade cocoa mix that we will be using soon.)
You can also use your Keurig’s hot water to brew your tea bags as well. Some people think I’m weird because I do enjoy a cup of hot tea on occasion. (I even like to put milk in it sometimes too.) The past couple of weeks I have drank quite a bit of Throat Tea and Lavender Tea when I was sick and couldn’t talk.
Another great tool we’ve found are these reusable K-Cups I found on Amazon. They were reduced from $16.99 to $9.99. We are able to use our favorite coffee instead of buying the more expensive K-cups.
You just fill the cup and insert it into the Keurig like you normally would for a K-cup. Once it is finished you can empty it into the trash can or your compost bin. (Be careful as it will be HOT!) Then you can rinse it out and it will be ready for the next use. The pack I bought came with 6 so I gave a couple away to others to use also.
Yes, we will probably still buy some of the coffee pods from time to time but I think in the long run we will be using more of our own coffee in these reusable cups and save a bit of money in the long run. I have been told that these do use more coffee than a regular coffee maker but considering I was usually throwing away cold coffee I don’t believe that I will be using much more than I normally do.
I think that these would be a great gift for someone who may have a Keurig or possibly a great purchase to make with a new Keurig.
I hope you all have a blessed day!