Providing speedy convenience exactly when you need it, K-cup coffee makers are an excellent addition to any office, kitchen, or waiting room. At Overstock.com, we carry a broad assortment of single-serve coffee makers and brewing systems from popular brands like Keurig, Bunn, Hamilton Beach, and Cuisinart. K-cup coffee machines are compatible with Keurig K-cups and similar single brew pods. To help you start brewing right away, we also carry a diverse variety of delectable and energizing K-cup coffees and teas from brands like Starbucks, Folgers, and Keurig. Start your mornings off right with a hot cup of coffee quickly brewed in a K-cup coffee maker from Overstock.
K-Cup Coffee Makers
How Does It Work?
K-cups are constructed from three main components: a foil lid, a plastic cup, and a paper filter that holds the coffee grounds. The coffee maker features a sharp metal tube that punctures the bottom of the plastic pod while a second metal tube punctures the foil lid as you close the machine. Once you have selected your cup-size the coffee maker then runs hot water from the machine’s water reservoir into the pod and mixes with the grounds, brewing coffee inside the pod. When it has finished brewing, the coffee is forced out of the pod through the tube that punctured the cup, and into your mug or thermos, piping hot and ready to drink or mix with your favorite creamer. Not only is this system quick, it makes for easy clean-up. When your coffee is done, you simply have to remove the used K-cup and refill the water reservoir when needed. Since only one cup is made at a time, you won’t ever have to worry about washing a coffee pot or carafe.
The design of K-cup compatible coffee makers varies greatly from machine to machine. Some are designed to simply brew coffee, making them straightforward and easy to use, but deluxe options may include hot water dispensers, automatic shut-off timers, programmable options, expansive water reservoirs, and adjustable mug areas that can be modified to accommodate small teacups, tall thermoses, and squat travel mugs. Most coffee makers will include a cup size option, allowing you to brew either a small or large cup of coffee. Some coffee makers will also feature a brew strength selector so you can choose whether you want your coffee to be mild or bold. Generally, a bolder brew is smaller because it is less watered down, but if you want a lot of strong coffee, a bold flavor can also be achieved by brewing the coffee longer.
Ranging from full-bodied dark coffees to light, aromatic teas, Overstock’s selection of K-cup pods is diverse enough for any coffee aficionado to find a brew they will love. Our assortment includes both bitter and sweet options, as well as delicious decaf brews. For those who know exactly what they want, we offer single-flavor packs that include anywhere from 12 to 144 pods so you can get plenty of your favorite coffee. For those with more experimental and eclectic taste, we also carry expansive variety packs that feature a broad array of different coffees, allowing you to try a unique flavor every day of the week. K-cups are disposable, which is part of the reason they are so convenient, but the components can also be recycled. If you wish to recycle your K-cups after you use them, separate the foil lid and the paper filter from the plastic cup, dispose of the coffee grounds, and recycle the foil, plastic, and paper separately.
If you want to use your K-cup coffee maker with your own favorite loose coffee grounds, Overstock also carries reusable filters that are specifically designed for K-cup brewing machines. These filters feature wire mesh to strain the coffee, and are shaped to fit into a Keurig machine. The lids and bases of these filters are contoured to avoid being damaged by the metal tubes that puncture K-cups, but they still receive water from the machine. Just like a K-cup, they are designed to make a single cup of coffee, but are washable and reusable. If you love the convenience and speed of your K-cup coffee maker, but can’t find your favorite roast in a pod, then one of these reusable filters is perfect for you.