What Happened to K-Mug Pods?

A few years back, before Keurig made brewers that were able to brew up to 12 oz or a carafe, they had Keurig 2.0 brewers, which were entirely different that current brewers and their pods.

Keurig 2.0, which are now discontinued, used three different sizes of pods. K-Cup, K-Mug and K-Carafe. If you landed on this page, chances are you are looking up K-Mug pods and can’t seem to find them for purchase.

Have K-Mug Pods Been Discontinued?

Yes, Keurig 2.0 K-Mug pods were discontinued and are no longer available for purchase anywhere. In fact, there’s not even refillable pods for this size of pod, unfortunately.

What Are K-Mug Pods?

k-mug pods

K-Mug pods were a mid-sized pod offered by Keurig 2.0 brewers, which was great for those who enjoyed larger cups of coffee than what K-Cup pods offered. While K-Cup pods brewed up to 10 oz, K-Mug pods were larger in size and contained more coffee grounds to brew sizes from 12 oz to 14 oz.

K-Cup vs. K-Mug Pod

k mug pod vs k cup pod

K-Mug Pods were designed to hold more coffee grounds so you can brew a larger cup and not lose any brew strength. K-Mug pods contained 13g to 14g of coffee on average, while K-Cup pods contain between 8g to 10g depending on the brand.

K-Cup pods are compatible with all Keurig brewers, old or new. While K-Mug Pods work with Keurig 2.0 brewers, which have been discontinued. It’s possible that these brewers are sold at used appliance markets or at an overstock store, but the pods are not available anymore.

K-Mug Pods Alternatives – How To Brew a Large Mug Using Keurig 2.0

Using a Refillable Carafe Pod

If you have a Keurig 2.0 brewer and you’re looking for an alternative way to brew larger cups, without using double amount of pods, here’s one idea to try:

  • Use a refillable Carafe pod, which are widely available unlike K-Mug Pods.
  • Brew 2-3 cup carafe capacity, which should be enough to fill a large mug or travel mug.

Note that for this to work, you need to have a Keurig carafe, which is the only way for the machine to recognize you’re brewing a carafe. Then, you can transfer your coffee from the carafe to your mug.

Using a Refillable K-Cup pod

This isn’t ideal, but it’s a workaround to get you to brew a larger cup without consuming double the amount of pods. Using a refillable pod, you can do two brews instead of one to fill up your large/travel mug. Using your own coffee is a cheaper way to brew multiple pods than using k-cup pods. You can get a pack of refillable k-cup pods and use them to brew several cups.

If you don’t mind consuming more pods, then you can simply use any K-Cup pod but brew two instead of one.

The Wrap Up

K-Mug Pods are no longer available to purchase, but there are ways to get the same result with a different method. If you have a Keurig 2.0 brewer and need an alternative way of brewing larger cups, you can use a refillable Carafe pod or simply brew two K-Cup pods instead of one