Ever since the discontinuation of Keurig 2.0 coffee machines, carafe pods have been discontinued, too.
If you still use a Keurig 2.0, I’ll tell you what you can do now to brew a full carafe of coffee without the need to buy K-Carafe pods.
Refillable K-Carafe Filter Pods Are The Best Replacement
Reusable Carafe pods are your best choice for making a full carafe serving without the need for Keurig’s official K-Carafe pods which are no longer being sold anywhere.
These carafe pods will work with any Keurig 2.0 brewer and will give you full access to the carafe menu without issues.
Not only do you get to use your favorite coffee grounds, but also they are a money saving option because they are reusable.
How To Use Refillable Carafe Pods
These large carafe pods are only compatible with Keurig 2.0 coffee machines like K200, K400, K300, K500. Don’t try to use them with regular Keurig machines.
Also, to get the coffee maker to unlock the Carafe menu, you also have to use the Keurig 2.0 carafe under the spout. These machines are designed to sense that their own branded carafe is locked into the machine for it to start brewing. If you don’t have a Keurig 2.0 carafe, you can buy a replacement carafe here.
To use the carafe pod, it’s as simple as filling it with ground coffee up to line max line marked inside the pod. Insert it into the pod holder and brew as you would any other K-Cup pod.
To make cleaning the pod even easier, you can use it with the disposable paper filters designed especially for them.
When selecting coffee grounds, always use medium ground coffee. Any coffee made for filter coffee brewing would work just fine. Don’t use fine grinds, it will cause the coffee to brew very slowly and taste bitter.
How To Fix a K-Carafe Pod Not Working
The main reason a Keurig 2.0 that you have inserted a carafe pod (refillable or otherwise) is because it does not recognize that you attached the carafe.
As I mentioned above, a Keurig 2.0 brewer requires that you use their own carafe for it to unlock the carafe brewing menu.
To use the carafe, you have to remove the drip tray first, then lock in the carafe into the machine where the drip tray usually locks.
The notch on the bottom of the Keurig 2.0 carafe has a magnet that attaches to a sensor on the machine, and that is how it recognizes that the carafe is in its place.
If you did attach the carafe to the machine and it’s still not working, there’s a chance that the sensor on your Keurig 2.0 is broken.