After unboxing my shiny new Keurig 2.0, I took a look at all the parts and thought, W.T.F.? Where's the filter? See what I did there? My previous Keurig model came with one included, so I guess I was a bit spoiled. So again, I ask the question, W.T.F.?
Why the filter? In my personal experience I find that coffee brewed with the water filter tastes a lot crisper and the full flavour of the coffee can be experienced. With that said I went and ordered one on Keurig.com using my Club Keurig points to get 50% off. The filter sells for $17.99 on both the US & Canadian Keurig sites. I've also seen them at most retailers that sell Keurig machines.
The Keurig 2.0 water filter starter kit comes with one filter holder and two filters. Each filter is good for 2 months or 60 water tank refills...according to the instructions.
Installation of the filter was really straight forward. It takes no more than 10 minutes. The first step is to open up one of the sealed packages that contains the filter.
Once the filter has been removed from the packaging it needs to be soaked in water for 5 minutes. When the 5 minutes is up, rinse the filter for 60 seconds. After rinsing it, it can be placed into the filter holder:
You can also select the month you inserted the filter using the dial located at the top of the filter holder. It will then display the month on which it should be replaced.
Once you've completed the steps above, the filter holder can be placed into the water reservoir of your Keurig 2.0 machine and that's it you're done. Just fill the reservoir back up with water and place it back on the brewer to enjoy your next cup, or carafe, of coffee.
Thanks for reading!