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K-cup coffeemakers

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by 4HiMarks, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

    Jun 6, 2009
    ^^ I still get the Folgers plastic bucket for about $5 or so if I watch the sales.

    Two scoops gets me about 12 cups.
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    You guys are light weights. I have a Bunn Wave, and make 3 liters at a time (one half cup of ground beans). Usually find good deals on beans from the coffee companies I work on equipment for... If not, I get good old Folgers at the grocery store. My 3 liter airpot keeps the coffee hot a good 12 hours, and my friends and I go through it about once a day. K-cups would kill me at the bank.
  3. photostudent

    photostudent Godfather

    Nov 8, 2007
    We use Nescafe Clasico singles with the Keurig. Tastes better than K-cups and about a quarter of the cost. Of course that is for the occasional single cup. In the AM it is fresh ground Trader Joes Medium Roast in a drip maker. I see Longmire likes press pot.
  4. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    WOW - I don't drink coffee....but if I did - that would keep me awake for a month. :D
    Cool info.
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Are you vying for the most interesting man in the world, non-alcohol division??

  6. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    I've never really like Coffee, but when I traveled (and had an expense account), I'd drink a Starbucks Mocha every day.

    When I stopped traveling I needed to find a cheaper way for my caffeine fix and the Keurig was the answer.

    I bought one on Black Friday last year for pretty cheap ($70 for the mid-tier IIRC) and I'm always looking for deals on K-Cups - 2 months ago I bought 5 boxes of 24 for $40 or 33 cents per cup from Quill.com. Before that I bought 66 cups for $25 from Kohls or 38 cents per cup.

    I'm strictly a flavored coffee guy though (Green Mountain Caramel Vanilla Creme, HazelNut and Mocha Almond Fudge are my current rotation), so standard brewers wouldn't do it for me.

    And my kids love the hot chocolate.
  7. phrelin

    phrelin Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Jan 18, 2007
    We tried the K-cup system, but really prefer our Jura-Capresso machine, buying our beans from these folks. We have gone through three Jura-Capresso machines over a 20+ year period.

    We're not flavored coffee folks, preferring to experience the flavors of various coffees from small cooperatives around the globe. It's more like a wine tasting experience.
  8. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004

    Then again... don't drink Dos Equis either.... :lol:

    After seeing more posts...I'm learning to appreciate (more) that the higher-end Keuring-compatible units can also be used to make virtually any brand coffee or other hot beverage using the K-cup substitute container.
  9. wingrider01

    wingrider01 Hall Of Fame

    Sep 9, 2005
    Been doing business with this company for years, they run some pretty decent sales also


    Although I do find the name of the site amusing:)

    I have one of the original K-cup brewes, been seriously looking at upgrading to one of the new models that came out
  10. klang

    klang Hall Of Fame

    Oct 14, 2003
    I switched to a Keurig Platinum model earlier this year. My wife quit drinking coffee last year and for me, only needing one cup a day, the K-cup makes sense. So far the Platinum has worked fine. I've been trying out the Extra Bold and Dark blends available from Keurig and have found a few I really like.
  11. bjamin82

    bjamin82 Godfather

    Sep 4, 2007
    I have had one for 4 years now... its my second unit, the first one just wore out, but we drink a lot of coffee. To get the best price, Costco or Amazon, at least a 50 pack.. I try and find 84 packs, starts getting down to $0.40 per cup. For me, its still cheaper than going to starbucks everyday.
  12. 4HiMarks

    4HiMarks Hall Of Fame

    Jan 21, 2004
    Laurel, MD
    That's good to know. We will check some out the next time we are in BB&B, where we can use a 20% off coupon.
  13. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    Mar 18, 2006
    Have you ever tried roasting your own? My wife used to do that before she got the Keurig. Her favorite was a Sumatran bean that you could only get once a year.
  14. Nick

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    In the midst of this sophisticated, coffee-connoisseur crowd, I'm almost embarrassed to say, Maxwell House 'Lite' (1/2 the caffeine), $8 and change for a 33oz jug at WM. I drink coffee, black, all day, about a pot or so w/no heebee jeebees.

    It's what keeps me alive. Literally.
  15. jdskycaster

    jdskycaster Legend

    Sep 1, 2008
    If you decide to get one skip the refillable filter cup. I tried many different grinds and types - none of them gave satisfactory results. I used up our coffee k-cups last spring as I am the only coffee drinker in our house. It is now relegated to making tea and hot chocolate for the wife and daughter.

    I think it works OK for that purpose but how hard is it really to microwave a cup of water and empty a packet of Swiss Miss or place a tea bag in it? Pretty expensive machine for just that purpose and it requires maintenance to keep it functioning as the sugary drinks do clog up the needle. If you are just making hot chocolate run an extra hot water only cycle to keep that from happening. Now that I am not using it for coffee it sits idle for months at a time.
  16. jdskycaster

    jdskycaster Legend

    Sep 1, 2008
    I think there is no need to be embarrassed at all. The big brands continue to do well with coffee drinkers in blind testing.
  17. dmspen

    dmspen Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Dec 1, 2006
    Los Gatos,...
    We have the Keurig Platinum. We generally don't use it for daily coffee consumption. However, when company is over, it's priceless to offer various flavors, caff/decaf, etc.

    It's also great for those 'I need coffee' in the afternoon times.

    We did have a failure in our original machine purchased from Costco (came with 60 K-cups). The amount of liquid reduced by about half due to pump failure. It had nothing to do with scaling as it had pure filtered soft water only. Keurig replaced the whole unit with a new model. It's worked fine for quite a while now.

    look a www.bigcatcoffees.com. You can create your own packs of KCups. Order enough and shipping is free. Bed Bath and Beyond has fair prices also, especially if you get the $5 coupon in the mail every couple of weeks. They'll also deliver free.
  18. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Cool beans (pun intended). :D

    Some good info for the original poster.
  19. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Whatever floats one's vessel! I happen to live in a coffee loving mecca so to speak. Father of both Starbuck's and Peet's. We have a number of independent roasters here, too, and I am blessed that I grew to love coffee at an early age.

    Odd thing, perhaps, I didn't drink more than one or two espressos a year until a GF had a machine on her counter, and I started to experiment. Long story shorter, I now have a lever La Pavoni on my counter, and start the day with 2-4 cappuccinos (cappuccini?). That's only in the last two years.

    Otherwise, black and thick, unless it's a bit on the ragged edge, then I add milk and sugar.
  20. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    I've offered to try to fix one of these a friend has, but other than de-scaling it, I dunno what to do. The steam pressure is weak. Does it use a pump for the steam wand, or is it just pressure from boiling?

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