Keurig pods are a great solution for light coffee drinkers as well as for anyone with limited kitchen space. Their versatility allows people to make coffee, cocoa or tea, or even heat the exact amount of water for a packet of instant oatmeal. It also makes it possible to have a variety of different coffee flavors on hand. Keurig pods are also handy when travelling away from home.
- K-cup pods tuck easily into any backpack for easy transport without weighing down the bag.
- Each of the coffee pods makes a single cup, so it is simple to know exactly how many to bring along based on typical coffee consumption and the length of the trip. No more worrying about over or under packing.
- The sealed cups prevent messes and control odors. This stops curious wildlife from causing damage and prevents coffee grounds from spilling over clothing and gear.
- The pods are also available in flavored coffee and cocoa, so it decreases excess bulk by eliminating the need for sugar or creamer.
Brewing While Camping
It is not necessary to take the Keurig appliance out on the road. There are now a variety of French press models made specifically for Keurig coffee pods that do not require any electricity. A portable brewer is also available for those that use a camper or have some form of power source. The machines are water-tight so they can be filled at the water source and transported without spilling and they take only a few short minutes to brew a cup.
Staying Environmentally Responsible
Nature lovers sometimes express concern about the additional waste the pods may produce, but luckily there are many ways to reuse the pods after a cup is brewed. This includes transform them into seed starters, using them to organize small craft supplies or hardware and even making them into plaster or concrete molds for pouring unique candleholders. Some users are even filling them with cooled coffee and freezing for iced coffee ice cubes or popsicles. The lightweight pods are easy to carry back out from the woods or camping spot with any other gear.
It is important to remember that k-cups are also recyclable if people take the time to separate the components. This is easy to do if it is done immediately after a cup is brewed rather than waiting for a pile to be amassed. Simply take a few seconds to pull the pieces apart while sipping the coffee that was just brewed.