K-cup® packs and the Joe Pod®

There are many types of K-cup® packs, and the vast majority work really well with the joe pod®.  But there are a few that don't.  The rule of thumb is that if a K-cup® pack has less than 11g of coffee, it will brew in about three and a half minutes.  For 11 to 12.5g of coffee, it's about four and a half minutes. Any K-cup® pack over 12.5g of coffee will not brew in the joe pod® (those are the really dark brews).

Also, some generic, non-Keurig® approved K-cup® packs don't work well with the joe pod® due to how they're made, so we recommend staying with Keurig® approved K-cup® packs if you're a novice joe pod® user.

We're compiling a list of K-cup® packs that work well with the joe pod®, but to help us do that, we'd love to hear feedback from you.  What K-cup® packs work, which don't and which are your favorite.  Let us know and we'll share that information with the joe pod® community.

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Here are some brands that we find work well with the Joe Pod:

(Joe Pod is not affiliated with any of these brands)

  • Starbucks Pike Place Roast (Medium)
  • Starbucks House Blend
  • Starbucks French Roast
  • Starbucks Decaf House Blend
  • Starbucks Sumatra (Dark Roast)
  • Folgers Medium Classic
  • Folgers French Roast
  • Folgers Classic Roast
  • Folgers Gourmet Black Silk
  • Folgers Lively Columbian
  • Green Mountain K-cup Packs
  • Maxwell House French Roast
  • Maxwell House Cafe Collection
  • Maxwell House Breakfast Blend

This list is just a start as there are hundreds of other K-cup brands that also work well with the Joe Pod.  We will be adding and updating this list from time to time, so check back soon!