How do I make K-Cup storage look cool?

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k-cupsLike many other workplaces across the country, the Keurig obsession has hit our office — they have these nifty little containers for making coffee, tea, or just about any other hot drink you can imagine, and saves lots of time. But how on earth do you display them in a non-boring way?

We keep a pretty large quantity on hand at our office and I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on fun ways to make K-cup towers or office decorations that incorporated putting K-cups in them that would make our coffee room more entertaining and organized at the same time.

So what you got, all you K-cup-drinking, office-working Homies?

Comments on How do I make K-Cup storage look cool?

  1. A friend of mine now makes copper(looking?) wire into names by bending it. So perhaps you could use that technique and bend some wire into a circle of little hoops. The K-cups would go into the hoops. Then, make hoop-circles of different sizes. String them together and hang as a K-cup mobile!

    • I bought one of these suckers for one of my old offices when the boss got a keurig for Christmas! It was a little futzy, since the sink to rinse it out in was down a flight of stairs and across a warehouse, but I loved not having a waste bin of dead cups staring at me AND not having to fight my coworkers for any specific coffee.

    • We have two, theoretically one for my mother-in-law’s coffee and one for my husband’s Earl Grey addiction. One is red, the other is black. You’d think this would be a foolproof system, but she just grabs whatever is closest.

  2. I wouldn’t say it’s cool, but we got a couple different glass jars with lids (from Target). We’ve got one for decaf, one for flavored, one for non-coffee, and one for regular. You’ve still got to dig a little if there’s a brand you’re loyal to, but the ‘cookie jar’ approach works for our home/office.

  3. Side question, since I know there’s a lot of vegans on OBH.

    My officemates have been talking about getting one of these using some of our shared budget. I’ve resisted because I don’t drink coffee and I don’t drink dairy so it seems like I’d be excluded. I haven’t seen any soy/almond/nondairy-based or tea-based drinks in my cursory looks online – is there anything yummy and noncoffee/nondairy that you guys are drinking with these things?

    • Not a vegan, but they do have a bunch of tea drinks, I don’t know if this is along the lines of what you meant:

      Not that anything about the Keurig is really economical, but the K cups especially are at least twice the cost of tea bags, and arguably less convenient, considering personal tastes in strength, etc 😛

      Sunny mentioned above about the reusable filters. Officially they’re for coffee, but theoretically they can probably be experimented with to try other drinks?

      • The only problem is that the filters are only available for personal sized keurig machines. Most offices have the larger ones, so the reusable filter isn’t available.

      • I really dislike the tea k-cups except Sleepy Time and the iced tea. All the rest are too strong for me. The iced teas are fabulous though. You just need to make sure there is a supply of ice. There is also hot apple cider so that could be an option. But in general, unless you like your tea very strong, you are better steeping your tea normally.

      • I actually use the Keurig the most, and I don’t drink coffee. I just use it for hot water for my tea. Faster/hotter than the microwave (especially when it’s already on).

    • I use our Keurig just to make hot water for my tea. In my experience, when you use the Keurig to BREW tea, you have to use twice as much tea (usually two bags in one of these ) because you don’t have any time for the tea to steep. So, if you have a tea you like already, just use the machine for hot water!! I do it every day and it works great!!

  4. We have one of the carousels and then the boxes are stacked on top of cabinets, etc. If I had additional space, I would totally make a Dalek. But we have limited space so the carousel is the most space-saving option we have at the moment (and it was a gift so it didn’t cost us anything).

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