Using Keurig Starbucks House Blend in a Regular Coffee Maker

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First of all, I’m not suggesting that you can save money by doing this. I ended up figuring out this work work simply because I wasn’t paying attention when I picked it up at Walmart. The box of Keurig Starbucks coffee was sitting near a bunch of other Starbucks items including the different offerings for single-serve coffees. I mistakenly thought I was picking up a box of the single-serve coffee pouches that can be mixed up in a cup of hot water.

Once I got home I realized it was intended only for Keurig brewers. As it turns out, we do have one but I didn’t try to use it because it’s been sitting around collecting dust for a while and probably needs a good cleaning, at the least.

Rather than try to return the coffee I decided to put it to use in my coffee maker. I figured the Keurig didn’t do much more than mix it with hot water anyway.

So far it seems that one Keurig coffee container goes well with four cups of water in the coffee maker. It seems to scale up fine – I’ve brewed eight cups using two containers.

If you go this route just be careful when opening the containers. The coffee blend is dry but very fine and can easily get all over the place.

Updated 02/20/2013: Well, once again I made a similar mistake but this time it worked out much better. I purchased a bag of Starbucks coffee beans thinking that I was buying ground coffee. We don’t have a coffee grinder but my father-in-law showed me a simple trick. He ground the coffee beans using our Magic Bullet, which worked great. I found out that he had recently made the same mistake and also happens to own a Magic Bullet.

2 thoughts on “Using Keurig Starbucks House Blend in a Regular Coffee Maker

  1. If you don’t have a coffee grinder at home, put it on your Christmas list. Once you experience the process of grinding your own beans…listening to them break apart into fine pieces available for your pleasure, breathing in the scent of the freshest brew possible, savoring a cup which equals the divinity of your local coffee house… After all, grounds are for your garden.

    • In the long run I only did this a few times. I don’t have a typical coffee grinder but my wife’s Magic Bullet actually works great. I use it to grind the beans. Often I’ll use them in our coffee maker but every now and then I’ll drop them into my French press for a great cup of coffee.

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