The Keurig Trick To Get More Flavor Out Of Your Coffee Pods

There's nothing like starting your day with a hot, fresh cup of coffee. And since convenience is often the key for busy mornings, it's no wonder that one of the most popular coffee-making appliances around is the trusty Keurig, which practically does all of the work for you when it comes to serving the perfect cup.

If you're a member of the Keurig club, you're probably already a fan of its easy-to-use features and pod-popping abilities, along with the versatility you'll find in the wide range of coffee pod flavors and types that are now available on the market. You also probably know all about its different settings, which allow you to control the amount of liquid dispensed depending on the size of your cup. But even if you think you've got the machine all figured out by now, you might be unaware of the simple trick that you can use to get a stronger sip of coffee from your Keurig, and just about any type of pods you use with it: Use two pods both brewed on the smallest serving size for a full mug of strong, flavorful coffee.

Opt for a smaller serving size and use two pods for bolder coffee

If you've got a nice big mug or portable flask for your coffee, your first instinct may be to press on the highest-ounce setting on your machine. And while that will likely fill your cup, what you're getting is a more watered-down coffee. After all, each K-Cup pod holds the same amount of coffee grounds, so your brew only gets weaker the more water your Keurig dispenses. In order to achieve a more robust flavor and stronger serving of coffee with quite literally the press of a button, opt instead for the smallest-sized setting to use less water and get a more concentrated result. Of course, this might mean that your larger container won't be filled up but don't worry — this trick is two-fold.

The second step? Simply grab an extra pod and do it again. Instead of one large serving of watered-down joe, you'll get the same quantity with two smaller shots of stronger, more concentrated coffee. Sure, it takes an extra few seconds, but the amplified taste will be well worth it.