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Brew Guide: Keurig

Brew Guide: Keurig

The Keurig is one of America’s new favorite ways to brew single-serve coffee. It’s fast and easy, but all those disposable K-cups can be harmful to the environment and your wallet.  How can you avoid these problems? By using a refillable filter like the Solofill, you can save money and do your part to care for our environment.

Using a Keurig is really easy and only takes about 5 minutes.

What You Need

  • Keurig
  • Solofill
  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Burr Grinder


For a 6 oz cup, scoop 1 tablespoon grounds into the filter.  For an 8 oz cup, use 2 tablespoons.


First, you’ll want your coffee ground to a medium grind – a #6 on an industrial grinder. This is important, because a course grind will produce a weak coffee, but a fine grind will clog the machine.


Use a spoon to scoop the grounds into the filter, and run your finger around the rim to clear any grounds. By removing the excess grounds, you are ensuring the lid seals properly and therefore preventing it from making a big mess – you don’t want to learn this the hard way!


Once you’re ready, close the top of the lid and place your favorite coffee mug underneath the spout. Press the “Brew” button and in just a minute you can enjoy your fresh Camano Island Coffee!

Final Steps

You might be tempted to try to brew twice using the same grounds, but don’t do it! The second round will taste like coffee-tinged water.  Simply let the used grounds cool a bit, dump them out, give the filter a quick rinse, and you’re ready to brew another cup.


Sit back, relax, and enjoy the simplicity of the Keurig matched with the taste of your favorite Camano Island Coffee.

6 thoughts on “Brew Guide: Keurig

  1. I love my Keurig for brewing coffee! I have the grinder shown in this article and it makes the perfect size grounds.

  2. Why not recommend a more environmental friendly use for the used grounds? Adding coffee to a gardener’s compost pile is a great way to add a nitrogen-rich boost to a collection of leaves and grass clippings. Although not a part of Keurig brewing, used paper filters from other brewing methods can be added to the compost right along with the grounds.

    1. Hi John,

      You are absolutely correct! We also give our coffee chaff(the papery outer covering of green beans) to our neighbors here on Camano Island for gardening as well! Thanks for sharing!

  3. whats the difference between espresso grind 1 and 2

    1. Hey Glen,

      Great question! Espresso 2 is more fine than espresso 1. It depends on your espresso machine and some trial and error to determine the best fit for you. Most of the time we grind at espresso 1. We find it gives the best results most of the time.

      Thanks for reaching out!


  4. I have found that by using Kcup paper filters, that I can grind the coffee beans to a fine grind. It also makes it easier to clean the reusable screen filter.

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