Hacking Keurig 2.0

A Keurig 2.0 was under my 2014 Christmas tree. In January 2015 I discovered Trader Joe’s French Roast coffee in those environmentally friendly cups. Keurig 2.0 did not approve!

It did NOT approve of TJs French Roast pods!
It did NOT approve of TJs French Roast pods!
So to save money I bought an approved Keurig refillable K-cup. It lasted through many ‘Oops’ drops.
So to save money I bought an approved Keurig refillable K-cup. It lasted through many ‘Oops’ drops.
Last week I saw that Amazon offered an “add on” to my Prime Account. An unblemished new refillable K-cup.
Last week I saw that Amazon offered an “add on” to my Prime Account. An unblemished new refillable K-cup.
So I was confounded by this message when my new refillable K-cup was put into brew.
So I was confounded by this message when my new refillable K-cup was put into brew. Seriously?
I am not a pleasant person without my first cuppa Joe so I might actually have expanded on that “seriously” with a string of words to match that blue lit message! I was sure this was an error but nope, the color on the new Keurig was different.
I am not a pleasant person without my first cuppa Joe so I might actually have expanded on that “seriously” with a string of words to match that blue lit message! I was sure this was an error but nope, the color on the new Keurig was different. It’s hard to tell from the picture but the color was definitely ‘off’

What’s a coffee deprived girl to do. THINK! What in my mostly neutral and burgundy environment could be orange?

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BINGO!!!
BINGO!!!
So being willing to break legs and take prisoners without my morning coffee I peeled off one of those bad boys and applied.
So being willing to break legs and take prisoners without my morning coffee I peeled off one of those bad boys and applied.
What did I really have to lose other than one re-stickable little red glow label?
What did I really have to lose other than ONE re-stickable little red glow label?
PRAISE BE!! It actually worked! And up came settings I’d never seen before with one of those regular k-cup refillables! So this got me to thinking…what if…I applied it to a Trader Joe’s Dark Roast Coffee k-cup?
PRAISE BE!! It actually worked! And up came settings I’d never seen before with one of those regular k-cup refillables! So this got me to thinking…what if…I applied it to a Trader Joe’s Dark Roast Coffee k-cup?
At first Keurig 2.0 was having none of that and I got that unfriendly little Oops message. Than I adjusted the dot a little more up to the left and…
At first Keurig 2.0 was having none of that and I got that unfriendly little Oops message. Than I adjusted the dot a little more up to the left and…
Voilà! Life is good once again!
Voilà! Life is good once again!

With a little help from Avery and Trader Joe’s I now have my morning cuppa dark brewed joe for just $.42.

P.S. I always hit the ‘strong’ selection because I like my coffee to put some starch in my spine on cold winter mornings! Beat that Starbucks!!

P.P.S. Glad I took these pictures.  I can see the cats have been up on my counters again. Cat hair …covering of the gods!

Without that morning cup of caffeine I find it impossible to work on my graphic designs for my Etsy shop.  If you’ve had your cuppa joe or just want something to look at while you slurp, feel free to visit any of my caffeine induced shops.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CateReganDesigns

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CateRegansNursery

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LoveIsLoveIsLovely

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