Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
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About iFillCup® single serve pods
Are iFillCup® Pods the same size as a regular k-cup from Keurig®?
Yes. The iFillCup® is made to work in all Keurig® and other K-Cup® single serve pod coffee machines.
Is it easy to fill the iFillCup® Pods?
Yes, just fill with the amount of ground coffee that suites your tastes. We provide a larger coffee chamber and stronger filter. Press the lid closed and the innovative Smart Seal (patent pending) provides an airtight and strong seal.
Do iFillCup® pods seal tight?
Yes. iFillCup® lids are designed to automatically seal in freshness when the lid is closed. Unlike other pod brands, we keep your coffee fresh so you can grind your coffee, fill your pods, and have great tasting coffee for weeks. No more buying stale, prefilled pods made many months prior to purchase. Fill with your favorite coffee to brew at work or home. Anywhere anytime.
Do iFillCup® pods allow coffee grinds to enter your cup of coffee?
No, once the lid is sealed tight, the grounds stay in the pod. Our patented filtering system keeps the grounds where they should be and not in your coffee.
What are iFillCup® pods made of?
iFillCup® pods are made with 100% BPA-Free, recyclable materials (#5 plastic). Just rinse and recycle. No need to separate or break down like other pods. Please Check Locally. Rules for recycling vary by Community.
Can each pod be used more than once?
Yes, they can, for a few times. It is not designed for re-use, but we do know that some customers have utilized their skills to make it happen. The sealant in the lid will lose its effectiveness after some reuse. Just pinch it in the middle to squeeze the lid open. Rinse the coffee out and refill. Of course, the coffee will not be sealed and stay fresh because of the holes the brewer puts into the pod.
How much coffee can I put into an iFillCup® pod?
The pod can hold approximately 15 grams of coffee. That is about 2 tablespoons. Your coffee beans and the grind size do make this hard to estimate. Experiment a bit with your grind and the amount to meet your tastes.
What are the little round disks in the bottom of the pod for? Toss them or use them?
The disks are part of the filtering system and should be left in the pod. They prevent grinds from entering into the coffee if the filter is punctured.
Is there a difference between the colored and blank lids?
No. All the pods are identical, but the colors are useful in identifying different blends or ingredients that you may create. We have 7 color options that we ship directly from our warehouse, as well as the plain white center.
How to use iFillCup® single serve pods
What kind of coffee is best?
The best coffee is the coffee you like the most. Experiment and have fun.
Can I use fresh roasted coffee beans?
Yes, the unique and patented design of the seal allows the fresh roasted coffee to degas while in the pod. Other brands of pods need to let the coffee be exposed to air for days to degas before it can be sealed in.
How much coffee should I use in an iFillCup® Pod?
iFill single serve pods have deeper stronger filters that hold more coffee for richer fuller flavor. Use up to about 15 grams of ground coffee. That is about 2 tablespoons. Fill them to the top if you like.
What grind level (fine to course) is best?
This is a personal choice and iFillCup® is here to get you a great cup of coffee regardless of your preferences. Our pods are unique because they can handle very fine to coarse grind.
Can I put my own label on the lid?
Adding stickers or labels can interfere with the ability of the brewer to pierce the top of the pod. We do not recommend it. Writing on the pod with a permanent marker works very well to identify what is inside. If you need custom labels for commercial pod sales, please give us a call at 1-360-574-7737 or get more information at iFillSystems.com.
Can I use tea in the iFillCup® Pods?
Yes. Just fill and close the lid with your favorite tea. Experiment with amount of tea to suit your taste.
Can I recycle iFillCup® Pods?
Our pods are made from 100% #5, Polypropylene, which is recyclable. There is no need to separate parts.
Please Check Locally. Rules for recycling vary by Community.
iFillCup® pods for a better cup of coffee
Why should I pay this much for iFillCup® empty pods?
Because we offer a quality solution for you to have make a great cup of coffee from a single serve pod. iFillCup® pods have a 10 times stronger filter for finer grinds. Our degassing seal allows for same-day roast, grind and fill freshness. A larger fill capacity means richer brews and better flavor. You will taste the difference.
Getting Creative with more than coffee
Can I use other ingredients besides coffee?
Yes. Experiment with other ingredients. Flavors, vitamins, and other ingredients can work great.
Commercial and custom options from iFillSystems™
I am a coffee roaster. Can iFillSystems™ help me produce quality pods for my customers?
Yes, please contact us at iFillSystems.com, or call us at (360) 574-7737. We offer custom pods and coffee filling machines so you can offer a great cup of coffee with single serve pods. Let us help you grow your coffee business.
Compatible with Single Serve Brewers
Brands that iFillCup® Pods work in:
If a K-Cup pod works then the iFillCup® pods will work
Keurig (all 1.0 and 2.0 brewers)
Black and Decker
and many others…
Some Specific brewers that customers have asked about that work with iFillCup® pods:
Keurig K-Duo Plus 5200
Keurig multi stream
Keurig commercial k155 brewer
All 1.0 and 2.0 brewers by Keurig
Instant Pod dual brewer
Sboly model sycm-006
GE refrigerator keurig
Chefman single brew
Sboly model sycm-006
This is not a complete list. iFillCup® pods work in almost all brewers that use 1.0 and 2.0 K-Cups.
K-Cup® is a registered trademark of Keurig Dr. Pepper, Inc. iFillSystems, LLC has no affiliation with Keurig Dr. Pepper, Inc.