Why is My Keurig Getting Grounds in My Coffee?
If you’ve recently started noticing grounds in your Keurig-brewed coffee, it can be quite distracting and may make you wonder why it’s happening. Here are potential reasons why this may be happening, and what you can do to avoid them.
Not Using the Right K-Cup
Unless you’re using Keurig-branded K-Cups, you may be dealing with inconsistent grounds. Your standard non-Keurig K-Cup may call for more finely ground coffee than the Keurig machine can process, resulting in pieces of grounds in your cup. To avoid this, you should use Keurig-brand K-Cups.
If you’re using the right K-Cup, you may be dealing with a clogged needle in the coffee machine. The clogs form when coffee grinds get stuck and prevent passage. This generally happens over time from too-frequent use, or if you don’t clean your machine regularly. To fix this, frequently clean out your Keurig and clear any blockages.
If the needle isn’t clogged, the problem might be with your screens. The screens can become worn down or degraded, creating a way for grinds to escape the K-Cup. You may be able to replace the screens in your coffee machine and eliminate the issue.
Keep Your Coffee Maker Clean & Maintained
To avoid grounds appearing in your cup, you need to make sure that your Keurig is kept clean and maintained. Fully inspect and clear the needle, run a deep-cleaning cycle when necessary and make sure that you’re using the right K-cup. Avoid overusing your coffee machine, as that can contribute to the buildup of grinds over time.
Taking care of your coffee machine will help ensure you can always enjoy a cup of coffee without any issues.