Recently I posted about my Keurig and how the K-Cups were pricey so I tried the DIY: K-Cups for Keurig. Well as it turns out, I really wasn’t crazy about the way the coffee was turning out. I’m not entirely sure if I was using the right ground, the right strength or if it was just supposed to taste the way it did. Short story is that I no longer use my EkoBrew reusable K-Cup.
So, I’ve been back to using the disposable K-Cups. I try to get them on sale, Amazon has some of the best prices, especially if you have Amazon Prime which gives you Free Shipping.
I’ve admittedly been feeling a little bad about the waste. I used to compost my coffee grounds after each pot of coffee but we stopped composting and I’ve just been tossing the K-Cups.
Well…we recently got a new composter which got me thinking I miss not composting my coffee grounds. So I decided to open the K-Cups and get the grounds out. Then I noticed what cute little seed starter pots the empty cups would make. They are the perfect size for a seed, a spoonful or two of soil and they already have a hole in the bottom!
And then guess what!? They’re reusable! Suddenly I have a big smile on my face. Now I drink my K-Cups without the guilt of knowing they cost more and produce more unnecessary waste! I’m able to compost the coffee grounds and coffee filter inside and make use of the tiny cups!
Anyhow, I thought I’d share with you all my bight idea…which has probably been waiting for me to discover it all along somewhere else online.
Below are my photos of the clean-out process and the planting of some Milkweed seeds for our butterflies.
So…have you been feeling guilty about your K-Cup addiction? Have you found any alternate uses for your K-Cups? Please share!