As coffee lovers around the world know, k cups are becoming more and more popular to brew coffee. But what are these coffee pods actually made of? Are k cups instant coffee?
To answer these questions and more, read on!
What Is Inside a Keurig K Cup?
A Keurig K Cup is essentially a disposable coffee cup that contains coffee grounds and sometimes extra flavorings such as vanilla extract.
Other than ground coffee, a k cup also has a special coffee filter and foil.
The point of the paper filter is to sift out impurities so that the coffee can brew properly. The foil helps keep the coffee hot while it’s brewing and also traps any moisture that might forms during brewing from the hot water flowing through.
There are many different types of K Cups available and each type of K Cup has its own unique flavor profile and type of roast coffee, so it’s important to experiment with them until you find the ones that taste best for you.
Remember these little pods are so simple you can even take one apart and look inside the k cup. The grounds can be taken out and used to make regular coffee without a machine.
But remember that using k cups without a machine like a Keurig makes no sense because they are designed to slowly and consistently brew perfect coffee.
Is Instant Coffee Really in K Cups?
Instant coffee is not in k cups, but rather it is just ground coffee beans.
K cups without instant coffee are a good thing because instant coffee is normally flash frozen or dehydrated so that it can be brewed quickly. This eliminates some of the flavor profile.
K cups on the other hand have fresh ground coffee inside of them so that they can be brewed slowly in a Keurig machine with more flavor.
I find that instant coffee tastes bland and artificial. In contrast, k cup coffee is rich in flavor.
Even when I drink a Keurig coffee from a k cup without adding anything, the coffee tastes more flavorful than instant coffee.
When it comes to convenience, nothing beats the Keurig K Cup. It brews a perfect cup of coffee every time and that too at just one touch! And now you know it’s not just instant coffee put into a little pod.
If you are using your own reusable k cups remember you can fill that with any ground coffee of your choice! But make sure you will your reusable k cup correctly.
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Alex is a self confessed coffee addict – but he takes his love of caffeine seriously in a completely responsible way. He loves trying new coffees and testing the latest machines and is not usually fan of one button pod machines. Alex is happiest when he is tinkering with settings and milk temperatures to create the perfect cup. When not obsessing over coffee, Alex is a keen musician and plays weddings and other social events (usually fuelled by… yes, you guessed it… coffee).