Facts & Statistics of Keurig & K-Cup

Last Updated on October 4, 2023

Keurig Green Mountain is also known as a K-Cup. Its describes their single-serve brewing capsule. The foil-lined, ringed design designs K-Cup with a plastic cup. Now, there are more modified models exist. Those modified model reduce the plastic container but still use the plastic ring with a foil lid.

Key advantages of K-Cups:

  • Impressive selection of blends, varietals, and flavored coffees.
  • Lower-priced K-Cup compatible brands now exist.
  • For most coffee drinkers, it brews a perfectly acceptable cup.
  • Highly convenient, self contained capsules.

Key disadvantages of K-Cups:

  • Generally higher priced than pods (especially more than regular brewed coffee!)
  • Plastic cup, foil lid, and ring creates significantly more waste vs. pods.
  • Some claim K-Cup coffee isn’t as flavorful as the soft pods.


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About Maria Kennedy

Maria Kennedy is the managing editor at Travel for Food Hub. Maria is on a full-tilt mission to share local food and travel inspiration. When she is not writing about food and travel, startups or social media, she is enjoying her time with her boys in sunny Spain.

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