I am pleased to say that my Keurig 2.0 still works like a charm, and I love to use it for a quick grab-and-go cup. My absolute favorite has actually been making tea and hot chocolate with it, though. It's infinitely simpler to get hot water from the Keurig and let it fill over a tea bag than other methods.
The one thing that the Keurig 2.0 just couldn't address right away, that made other, older Keurig's more popular that didn't use the DRM, was the fact that you couldn't use a reuseable coffee filter cup, because the seeing "eye" wouldn't recognize it as something that could be used in the Keurig. In fact, it was my number one con when I wrote about it beforehand.
About 2 weeks ago, I got an e-mail from Influenster, and they were sending me the Keurig 2.0 My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter to test out with my Keurig 2.0. Yay!
Included was a bag of Green Mountain Nantucket Blend ground coffee, which coincidentally is my favorite K-Cup flavor.
The K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter cup has some heft. It's definitely made of a nicer plastic and quality mesh. That little disc that's kind of a purple-ly orange is what the Keurig "eye" reads to let it know that hey, this is a Keurig product, and we're good to go here.
When you open the cup, there's a nice little suction that is in place to help all of the pressure go to your grounds. There's a little green "max" line for your grounds too. I didn't even come close to that, but felt it was enough. Locked it up, and into the machine it goes.
And we're off! Placed it in, selected my options, and my cup started a'brewin'.
My water was fresh, it was preheated, I didn't overfill or come close the fill line...
This ring immediately appeared, along with a floating ground or two right after brewing. Anyone that drinks coffee knows that sitting coffee tends to leave a ring around the cup where it sat... but this was immediate. And the smell. whoa. Metallic and sour? I did rinse the cup too before I put it in there too, you know, so I didn't get any residue. No soap, just water.
Even after adding creamer, it was still a no-go. I washed it down the sink.
I am totally willing to give this another try, I think I'll try with even less grounds though and see if that doesn't help.
So Keurig, a bummed out 5/10 on this one. The concept is there, and I am going to try it again, but until then...
Thank you Influenster for giving me the chance to try it out!
(Disclaimer - I was sent these for my review for www.influenster.com. I was not compensated in any other way to give a negative or positive review of these products and was allowed to keep the products in return for my honest reviews.)