No. If your Keurig brewer uses a standard single serve coffee brewer, then Pooki's Mahi's 100% Kona coffee Single Serves are compatible. The needle will not puncture the plastic bottom. Water will flow through the mesh filter on the sides. This is different from the standard plastic cups where a needle punctures the bottom of the cup.
Thus, you do not need to remove the needle, the needle will not reach the bottom of the mesh filter. You can brew your cup of coffee.