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Reusing Keurig K-Cups

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These cups can be re-purposed for a variety of projects around the home. This is a guide about reusing Keurig cups.
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May 25, 2012

We have switched over to one cup at a time coffee with the Mr. Coffee Keurig reconditioned model, which I bought pretty cheap. I get 80 k-cups for $25 at Costco, which is the cheapest I can find. I reuse my k-cups by plopping them into my plant watering container to give my plants extra nourishment when I water them. Just a couple of ways I have saved a bit when I made the decision to regulate our coffee drinking. If I want decaf I can fill the little k-cup holder with ground coffee of my own. I sprinkle those used grounds in the garden!

By karen from Davis, CA

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February 23, 2010

I love my Keurig coffee maker and the mess-less perfect cups of coffee they make but I have a problem throwing away all those empty little cups. I have begun using the cups to start seedlings for my spring garden. I remove the foil tops. The coffee maker has already punched a hole in the bottom of the cup! Rinse them out. Fill with soil, add seeds, keep moist and cover loosely in sunless area until seedlings appear and develop, as usual.

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By judijo from North Los Angeles County, CA

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October 6, 2010

I love my Keurig coffee pot, but I tend to use quite a lot of the K-cups and they are not recyclable. I do clean them and re-use with some plastic K-caps I found on line. But after a few uses, the filter tears up and can't be used again.
One suggestion is to use them for seed starters. I was wondering if anyone else has come up with uses for the empty cleaned K-cups.

By pm813@hotmail.com

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