DI ORO MaxBrew Reusable K-Cup Filter

Last updated date: June 22, 2020

DWYM Score

8.6

DI ORO MaxBrew Reusable K-Cup Filter

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We looked at the top Reusable K-Cups and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Reusable K-Cup you should buy.

Editor's Note July 9, 2020:
Checkout The Best Reusable K-Cup for a detailed review of all the top reusable k-cups.

Overall Take


In our analysis of 27 expert reviews, the DI ORO DI ORO MaxBrew Reusable K-Cup Filter placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Our reusable MaxBrew K-Cup Reusable Filter features our exclusive PurFlow Technology with a specially designed honeycomb pattern engineered to ensure your coffee brews evenly every time - even allowing you to use the finest grinds of coffee.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.0
4 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.8
1,549 user reviews

What experts liked

If you’re all about status, you’re probably already sold on the idea of a golden K-Cup. If you prefer to choose your cups wisely, check this out: gold is nonreactive. Stainless steel is reactive, and paper can have chemicals in it. But gold remains obstinate in the face of hot water and coffee beans. It will not affect the flavor or constitution of your coffee, nor will it absorb old flavors that leech back into your fresh cuppa—which is more than we can say for steel and paper. Plus, the gold filter looks like a honeycomb. This keeps the water flowing evenly. Also, it’s cool.
- Review Geek
If you like starting out your morning feel fancy, the Di Oro Maxbrew will get you started off right. Featuring a 24K gold-plated honeycomb patterned filter and 100% BPA, Lead, and DEHP free body construction, the MaxBrew reusable coffee filter tops off its array of features by being dishwasher safe! This coffee filter is compatible with both 1.0 and 2.0 Keurig models, and it’s a one-piece construction so there aren’t any parts to lose or misplace.
- Coffee or Bust
Di Oro created the MaxBrew 24 K Gold reusable filter, a perfect refillable K-cup for Keurig 1.0 and 2.0 brewers. Many coffee drinkers credit it as one of the most aesthetically designed coffee filters with its 24K gold plated honeycomb patterns. You can rest assured that its advantage is not only the design but also how it brews the most flavorful coffees. It is an excellent K-cup option for it is compatible with a wide range of Keurig brewers.
- SparqUSA
Uses 24K Gold PurFlow, Durable molded body, Has BPA-free silicone O-ring, Works with new and first generation brewers.
- Top 10 Focus

What experts didn't like

When you do the math, the Di Oro Maxbrew is a fair amount more expensive, considering you just get one K-Cup (as opposed to six with the GoodCups model).
- Review Geek
The only caveat to this option is that it’s recommended that you use disposable K-cup paper filters which, honestly, just feels like it defeats the point, right?
- Coffee or Bust
Expensive, Isolated compatibility problems.
- Top 10 Focus

An Overview On Reusable K-Cups

If you own a Keurig or other single-cup coffee maker, it’s probably heard to imagine going back to an old drip-style machine. Since the late ’90s, these units have been popular in coffee-loving households for a variety of reasons: They deliver that essential cup of morning joe quickly and easily, with consistent quality thanks to the exact portions of coffee grounds in their K-Cup capsules. And because the capsules are mostly disposable, there’s little to no cleanup.

But for some, these same conveniences are also a liability. No matter how many flavors your pack of K-Cups has, you’re still limited to the same old ones — and none of them will be fresh ground coffee. And then there’s the environmental impact: Drink just a couple cups a day, and all those discarded capsules add up to a lot of waste. Keurig and other top manufacturers did eventually start making their disposable K-Cups out of recyclable plastic, but you still need to go through the trouble of cleaning out your pods before disposing of them — and even then, it’s debatable whether many recycling facilities will be able to process them.

Enter the reusable K-Cup. These empty containers contain filters that you can clean and use again and again, eliminating the need for throwaways. They all contain a lid that you can remove, allowing you to fill the capsule with your choice of coffee, fresh ground or otherwise.

Since you won’t be throwing them away, you won’t need to worry quite as much about their recyclability. Even so, the materials do matter. Most K-Cups in the low-to-middle price range will be made of plastic. Check that the plastic is free of BPA, an industrial chemical that can leach into foods and liquids, potentially affecting your hormone levels. Another chemical to watch out for is DEHP, a possible carcinogen. If the filter portion of the K-Cup is made of metal, make sure that it doesn’t contain lead.

Some K-Cups on the higher end will be made entirely of stainless steel or another metal alloy. Whether that affects the final product or not depends more on the construction of the filter, but you can bet that metal K-Cups will last longer.

K-Cups of both types might include gold plating on their steel filters as a selling point. Studies are mixed on whether that gold allows more antioxidants to drip down into your cup, but that’s the contention. And since gold is chemically inert, it certainly won’t hurt the taste.

Since convenience is why you bought a single-serve coffee maker in the first place, you’ll want K-Cups that are easy to clean. Will a good rinse suffice or can you expect a buildup of residue over time? Are the capsules able to be added to an automatic dishwasher? Those are questions you may want to check the reviews for. Some reusable K-Cups can technically be classified as dishwasher safe, but repeated washings may wear them out faster. Steel K-Cups are typically safe, though.

Finally, triple-check that your K-Cups are compatible with the coffee maker that you use. Keurig makers alone have a ton of different models, and different units will use different sizes of K-Cup.

The Reusable K-Cup Buying Guide

Permanent filters such as those on reusable K-Cups can have one tricky feature that takes some getting used to, especially if you like your coffee ground finely. The filter mesh is designed to be easily cleaned, and that means the holes in it are liable to be bigger — which means coffee grounds in your coffee. Luckily, this can easily be dealt with. Either start getting coffee in a coarser grind, or add a paper filter into the K-Cup. Some brands even come with add-ons that will fit just right, though it will be easy enough to make one from a standard coffee filter.