Back when coffee pods were put on the market in 2001, there was no standard size for coffee pods. Manufacturers produced pods in many various sizes, usually to fit a specific brewer, which was confusing for the consumer. Today, most coffee pods are standard at approximately 61 millimeters; however, pods may vary in weight (or amount of coffee in each pod). Standard coffee pods contain between 7 - 12 grams of coffee, while tea pods contain less because less tea is required for a good cup.

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Are coffee pods reusable?

Generally, coffee pods are NOT reusable. Coffee pods are exactly like using scoopable coffee grounds except without the mess. The only way coffee pods are reusable is if you buy specially marked coffee pods that specifically state they are reusable.

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What are soft coffee pods?

Soft pods are specifically designed for compatibility with select single cup pod brewers. Soft pods are lighter in weight (about 7 grams) and are obviously soft, meaning that they are not firm like most pods. This gives more flexibility when using in brewers with tight clearance and will result in a better extraction.

Here is a list of the coffee brewers that are compatible with universal soft pods:

  • Better Chef IM-1028 Personal Coffee Maker
  • Black & Decker CM618 Single
  • Black & Decker GT300 Home Cafe Single Serve Pod Brewer
  • Black and Decker Brew and Go
  • Bloomfield POD2 Dual Pod Coffee Brewer
  • Bunn Marley Coffee Pod Brewer
  • Bunn My Cafe MC
  • Cuisinart Single Serve Pod Coffee Brewer
  • Grindmaster GPOD Precision Brew
  • Hamilton Beach 2-Way Brewer
  • Hamilton Beach FlexBrew 1-cup Coffee Maker
  • Hamilton Beach Personal Cup
  • Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Personal Cup
  • Kitchen Selectives CM-688 1-Cup Single Serve Drip Coffee Maker
  • Krups KP1010
  • Krups KP1020
  • Lexxus Gourmet Coffee Cafe
  • Coffee Home Cafe
  • Coffee Single Cup Coffee Maker
  • Philips Senseo Pod Brewer
  • Senseo Pod Brewer
  • SunCana Coffee Pod Brewer
  • TRU Eco Single Cup Coffee Brewer
  • TRU Single Serve Pod Coffee Brewer

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K-Cups

Are K-Cups reusable?

While it is not recommended, K-Cups can technically be reused. However, every time you reuse a K-Cup, the flavor of your coffee will be even more diminished. To avoid a stale or sour tasting cup of coffee, only use a K-Cup one time.

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How much coffee does one K-Cup make?

Keurig coffee brewing systems generally allow you to make three different sizes of coffee: 6 oz., 8 oz., and 10 oz. For any of these settings, the use of only one K-Cup is required. This means that you can make any of these perfectly sized cups of coffee with the use of only one precious K-Cup!

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