Ever since I got my first Keurig machine a couple of years ago, it has quickly secured it’s “top counter” placement. Whether it’s for a quick cup of coffee or hot chocolate, or even lemonade, we use our Keurig. Frequently. We have a section of our kitchen that’s become the “coffee” area, complete with various bottles of Torani syrups (gotta have the Torani,) our Keurig, and boxes of different K-cups. What can I say, I like variety.
Like any cool device, the Keurig has some accessories and gadgets you can pick up to help maximize it’s use. With that in mind, here’s my list of must-have Keurig accessories that have made my at-home coffee area more organized and have helped me enjoy coffee even more.
YouCopia CoffeeStack K-Cup Organizer
Over the past couple of years, I’ve tried new K-cup flavors and bought new boxes. Over time, our coffee area has become taken over by the different boxes – in the cabinet, on top of the microwave, wherever I could stack a box, one would go.
The YouCopia CoffeeStack K-cup organizer single-handedly converted our coffee area from a hot mess to an organized coffee station. The CoffeeStack has 4 trays that each slide in and out of the organizer. Each tray can hold 10 K-cups, which means you can store 40 K-cups in one CoffeeStack.
After filling up the CoffeeStack, I was able to have all of the different varieties in their own section, freeing up the entire top of the microwave. While I keep my CoffeeStack out by the Keurig, it’s also designed to fit inside standard cabinets so it can be tucked safely out of sight. I love the stainless steel finish, which perfectly matches the look and feel of the Keurig.
You can find the YouCopia CoffeeStack at Bed, Bath and Beyond, Sur La Table, and other organization and home goods stores. I also found the YouCopia CoffeeStack on Amazon.com for just $32.95.
If you have your favorite ground coffee, but want the convenience of brewing your own mug with a Keurig, the Ekobrew K-Cup is the solution. The Ekobrew K-cup is a reusable container you can use to brew up ground coffee. Simply pack the Ecobrew K-cup with your favorite ground coffee, place it in the Keurig and brew it as usual.
These are the perfect drink containers for enjoying iced coffees and cold beverages. I picked up my double-walled tumblers when they were on sale at Starbuck’s, but you can also find them for fairly cheap on Amazon.com or a few other stores. You can also use them for iced coffees that you can brew with your Keurig. The double-walled build helps keep drinks colder, and the screw on lid and straw make it great for on-the-go-iced-coffee-drinking.
Sometimes you don’t have the time to just sit down and sip on your cup of coffee. Instead, grab a nice travel mug, such as the Brugo mug or another insulated coffee mug. Some travel mugs can fit under the Keurig for direct brewing, or you can brew it as usual in a mug and then just pour it to-go.
Whether you’re a part-time coffee drinking, or a big-time Keurig user, these accessories can help you get the most out of your Keurig. Do you have a favorite Keurig accessory?
Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. I did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.