Any coffee lover knows the importance of a freshly brewed cup early in the morning. The second thing that a coffee lover knows is the freedom to choose any brand of coffee brew that he or she wants. I doubt anyone who likes coffee would like to be limited by choices when it comes to coffee brewers. This is the problem with Keurig 2.0 Single Serve Coffee Maker.
One of the advantages of this coffee maker is that it can serve both single servings of K-Cups and also brew a complete coffee pot. However, the annoying thing about this coffee maker is that it will only accept K-Cups from the company that is the 2.0 K-Cups.
Now, this is irritating for many people who have already purchased or are planning to purchase this coffee maker after seeing single serve coffee maker reviews. Therefore to help them out, some smart folks have already come up with an excellent plan to bypass the ‘Only 2.0 K-Cups rule’. This hack is simple and easy to apply and it also won’t take much of your time. By applying this trick, you will be able to use K-Cups from any brand!
How Does Keurig 2.0 Single Serve Coffee Maker Work?
To understand this hack, you need to know how Keurig 2.0 Single Serve Coffee Maker actually determines that the K-cup you are using is the authorized one or not. The coffee maker has a sensor that detects the Keurig 2.0 logo imprinted on the outer ring of the lid. We are trying to fool the coffee maker in believing that the K-Cup we are going to use is the authorized one!
What Will You Need To Get Started?
You will need a tape, a pair of scissors and two kinds of K-Cups. The first K-Cup needs to be what the Keurig 2.0 Single Serve Coffee Maker accepts, that is Keurig 2.0 K-Cups. For Keurig 2.0 Coffee Maker, you will specifically need Keurig 2.0 K-cups. For some reason, this coffee maker does not accept even other K-Cups from Keurig but only the specified brand. The second type of K-Cup can be from any company of your choice. We are going to make an ‘unauthorized K-Cup’ work on the Keurig 2.0 Single Serve Coffee Maker!
What Are The Steps That You Need To Follow?
Step 1 – Take a pair of scissors and cut the lid off from the authorized Keurig 2.0 cups. Be careful to not damage the outer ring of the Keurig 2.0 K-Cup.
Step 2 – Now take the outer lid and carefully separate the outer ring that has the company’s logo. The white colored outer ring is what we need from the lid cover.
Step 3 – Now take the glue tape and fix it in the outer ring of the ‘unauthorized K-Cup’ you have.
Step 4 – Put the ‘unauthorized K-Cup’ in the Keurig 2.0 Single Serve Coffee Maker to enjoy the coffee of your choice!
This easy hack will help you to enjoy your single serve of coffee with any K-Cup of your choice. You can now breathe easy and apply this hack to any non-Keurig 2.0 K-Cup. You just need to be careful to not damage your Keurig 2.0 Single Serve Coffee Maker by letting the glue tape stick out towards the sensors. Therefore don’t use any double sided glue tape. Try to go only for the single sided ones.
The Alternative Way
You can also use a knife to make a hole in the center of the authorized Keurig 2.0 K-Cup’s lid cover. Draw a straight cut from the hole to the outer lid strip (the white part) and peel the whole outer cover off. Now keep this lid cover with the outer white strip (the part that has the logo) on the unauthorized K-Cup. You don’t have to paste the whole thing in this case and you can use this with multiple kinds of K-Cups that don’t have the Keurig brand logo. This trick will also work on your Keurig 2.0 Single Serve Coffee Maker.
Thus with the above tricks, you will be able to use any kind of K-Cup Pods with your Keurig 2.0 Single Serve Coffee Maker.
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