For this week's Test it Tuesday segment, I tried out the Cafe Cup.
The Cafe Cups are refillable, reusable, filters that can replace the regular K-cups for a single-cup coffee brewer.
Claiming to be more customizable and affordable, I decided to put it to the test.
The Cafe Cup worked really well over all.
I tested coffee, tea, loose leaf tea and hot chocolate in the Cafe Cups.
The coffee, and neither tea leaked out at all, there were no extra grounds or leaves in the cup.
But, I did fill the coffee all the way to the top of the Cafe Cup to make a stronger cup of coffee, and it ended up being weaker than the name brand.
The Cafe Cup worked great with loose leaf tea, and I would suggest it as a nice alternative to straining it out yourself.
The only real problem I ran into the with Cafe Cup was using it for hot chocolate.
Since hot chocolate is a powder that dissolves, it leaked all out the sides of the mesh, making a mess in the coffee maker.
The name brand K-Cups worked much better for hot chocolate, making a richer, chocolate taste, not to mention it was much cleaner.
Overall, I would say that the Cafe Cup worked great and would be a good way to save money and time.
If you have a product you'd like to see tested, let me know at Kdugan@wboy.com