- NOW COMPATIBLE WITH KEURIG 2.0 MACHINES AS OF 1/13/2015. Compatible with Keurig 2.0 K300, K400, K500 Series of Machines and Keurig 1.0 Single Serve Brewing Machines
- Ekobrew is not compatible with the B30, B130, B150, B155, B145, or Vue
- Ekobrew – the most trusted name in reusable, Single Serve coffee brewing.
- Can be used with Ekobrew optional paper filters. Having largest brew chamber means the ekobrew holds the most coffee, and allows the user to customize the brew strength to their own personal taste
- Made In The USA. Because both the ekobrew and the 2.0 compatible ink are made in the US, there is never any reason to be concerned about potential lead based materials being used, as there is in some offshore products
This filter works PERFECT!
I was skeptical about buying another kcup filter when I saw this offered on Amazon, but the video add on the ekobrew website had me sold. I bought the ekobrew Cup before it was available for sale with high hopes, and it has totally lived up to my expectations! My freshly ground coffee tastes better than any Kcup I have ever had! I forgot how good some of the beans I bought were. No Joke. If you are like me and have a few roasts of beans you just love and don’t feel like breaking the bank trying every kcup under the sun to find blends that please you then get it. You won’t be sorry.
The only negative part is you have to rinse it out but that is no big deal. Just pop the top and tap it on the sink and the grinds come out then rinse. No scrubbing or anything. I may buy another to have one handy to fill while the other is brewing since I make about 3 Kcups worth of coffee in the morning to fill for two travel mugs for the wife and I. THANK YOU ekobrew!
Works great! But how does it compare to Solofill?…. Read on
EcoBrew VS Solofill
First off, I’d like to state that I purchased both the Solofill and the Ecobrew. Both of these products are really great reusable Keurig filters that let you brew your own coffee in a Keurig coffee maker. These essentially let you make your own K-cups with your own coffee… and they’re reusable! I would rate the Solofill as 4.5 Stars out of 5 and the Ecobrew as a 5 out of 5 Star Product. The Ecobrew is a bit better than the Solofill because it is easier to rinse out. The Solofill tends to collect grinds at the very bottom and it’s very hard to get the few last grinds out. The Ecobrew also fits better in my Mr Coffee single cup K-cup brewer. The Ecobrew seems to have a slightly larger capacity for coffee grinds too, which may mean it’s capable of brewing slightly stronger coffee. And lastly, the Ecobrew has a flat bottom that can sit on a counter top by itself. This makes it much easier to fill than the Solofill. With the Solofill, it couldn’t be balanced on a table-top so I had to cut out the bottom of a small dixie cup to make my own “stand” in order to fill it properly.
Ekobrew Washer Hack
I experienced many of the same problems that are mentioned in other reviews: leaky, messy brew, and weak coffee. I was pretty disappointed in the prospects of my new Keurig adventure, but was also determined to make this work and, after some experimentation, I did. The solution is a tiny washer.
If you look inside the upper clamshell of your Keurig machine, you’ll see the injector needle that punctures the top of standard k-cups. Around this needle is a gasket that presses against the top of k-cups to form a seal. This gasket is the problem. It does not put enough pressure on the cap of the ekobrew to form an adequate seal, causing water and coffee to spew out from the cap. To fix this, slide the gasket down and off of the injector needle (use caution as the needle is sharp), slide a washer up onto the needle, then slide the gasket back on. Your leaky, messy brew should now be a thing of the past.
The washer hack also made my coffee noticeably stronger, but additional solutions may be required to satisfy your desired strength. Prior to putting in the washer, I began tamping the coffee in the ekobrew cup. That helped, and I still continue to tamp even after the installation of the washer.
The washer I used is rubber, 1/16″ thick, 5/32″ inside diameter, and 3/8″ outside diameter. Specifically, I used a washer from Lowes with item number 136493.
Excellent brew, economical too!
I moved onto the EZ-cup pod holster, using tea filter bags. This eliminated much of the mess, but the coffee quantity is a little low resulting in a weaker cup (but similar to the My K-cup). Plus, I had to buy the bags and we’re trying to save money here.
Next came the solofill, but again, the coffee quantity is a little lower than I like. Cleaning out the solofill isn’t hard, but it takes longer than it should, due to the nooks/crannies in there. Still better than the My K-cup as you don’t have to pop out the holder.
Ok, on to the the ekobrew. They obviously put a lot of thought into the design of this thing. The cutouts are exactly where they need to be and the water flows out more evenly thru the grounds. Because of this design, there is a little more room in there for the grounds resulting in a better brew. I’ve only used this a few times, but cleanup is easier than the My K-cup and solofill. I would guess it’s because the design is flatter on the bottom and the sides seem straighter. Not quite as convenient as the EZ-cup, but it’s a better cup and cheaper.
I’ll be looking into getting another one of these!
Good Product and Excellent Customer Service
My best guess was that the lid was not sealing properly because there was a little wiggle room when closed, so I contacted the company by email and asked if a replacement seal would help. I was delighted when they offered to send replacement Ekobrews. The next morning, we tried something different. We removed, cleaned and replaced the rubber piece that surrounds the needle that inserts into K-cups in the top of the machine. That helped, a lot. The next cup we decided to try turning the Ekobrew around so that the hinge was at the front of the machine. Perfection! I cannot explain why, but it worked. I did let them know right away that replacements were not necessary, but they were already in the mail!
We now have an alternative to K-cups that makes a great tasting cup of coffee, can handle enough to brew a nice strong travel mug full and is easy to fill and clean. We will continue buy K-cups when the price is right, but when it isn’t we can still have great, single cup coffee without breaking the bank.
Just as a note, we tried the Solofill, which is a good product, but it just did not hold quite enough coffee for a happy mug.