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K-cup coffeemakers

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

  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Kinda reminds me of the oil change experience my wife had last week on her car with 140,000+ miles. :lol:

    Perhaps it explains why I don't drink coffee. :D
     
  2. p010ne

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  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    62 cents a serving is a bit pricey...but if you like the products...go for it.
     
  4. dennisj00

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    Wife got one of the high-end k machines over a year ago and within 6 months it started having problems with scaling. A month after the warranty expired, she called and they replaced it with a newer model.

    I know the k-cups range ~.50 - 75 per cup, but that's better than any trip to SB.

    I still make a pot of my 50/50 mix of regular / decaf - usually big bags of Dunkin from BJs or Sams.

    On the mornings I only want a cup or two, I'll use one of her k-cups the second time. Perfect for me.
     
  5. Nick

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    Some of you guys and your [strike]pussy[/strike] effeminate, frothing, limp-wristed flavored coffees. As my irascible and curmudgeonly dad once said to a waitress's question, "If I wanted cream and sugar, I would've ordered hot chocolate!"

    Occasionally, I'll jokingly tell a server, 'I'll my coffee the way I like my women, "hot, black, strong and bitter!" I get looks. :p

    But, seriously, if you're a bloke who likes to sip his froth out of a demitasse cup with two fingers, and your pinky held high, move to France.
     
  6. Nick

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    Kinky! Does your wife know you're reusing her used, wet k-cups? ;)
     
  7. SayWhat?

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    I'm not into the froo-froo stuff. I like flavored coffees sometimes and I use flavored creamers. In the summer I'll drink iced coffees.

    But I've never been in a Starbucks or really anyplace similar.

    These contraptions sound like there's a lot of waste. All the separate packages and apparently they aren't especially efficient if you can re-use the teeney-weeney cup things.

    I'd rather get my fix from Athena than Starbuck.

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  8. hdtvfan0001

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    Actually a few posts back...there was a link to a product which supports reuse of K-cups.
     
  9. lparsons21

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    I've been roasting coffee for a number of years. There is nothing you can buy anywhere that is already roasted that beats it imo!!

    I do have a Keurig and use the little K-cup use your own adapter and it can produce a tolerable cup of coffee, but it will always be a bit on the weak side. And that is as much because the Keurig doesn't get the water nearly hot enough.

    But most coffee I drink comes in the form of an Americano started with a monstrously big espresso machine that I talked myself into quite a few years ago! :)
     
  10. dennisj00

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    Yep. We have a system. She stacks them by the k maker and if I don't use them, throws them out.

    I like a good cup of coffee, but I don't like it to walk over by itself. So the second use is ok for me. And I must say, a normal (?) cup of coffee at SB is crap!

    Edit: And she's a D cup . . .
     
  11. hdtvfan0001

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    :grin:
     
  13. jdskycaster

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    I prefer this one... Simple, to the point, holds 18oz and only $6.95 at Crate&Barrel.

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  14. hdtvfan0001

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    Obviously it came with instructions for coffee drinkers right on the cup. :D
     
  15. dennisj00

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    One thing I forgot to add to the coffee story, a few years ago, we went to Galapagos - great trip - do it if you can.

    While waiting in the Quito, Equador, airport for the connection, I was amazed at the coffee dispenser. In what you would think much closer to the coffee capital of the WORLD??? the coffee was Maxwell House INSTANT!!
     
  16. TBlazer07

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    Check out STAPLES. Haven't paid more than 35c - 40c a cup in over 3 years. We always get them from Staples when they have a $25 off $75 coupon. They have the "commercial" size boxes and often have a "penny sale" in their "Facilities" dept. You have to search for the 24 packs which are usually $1 LESS then the 18 packs. For some reason they don't show up online by normal search.

    Example (this was before the $25 off $75 coupon):

    707196 Keurig® K-Cup® Green Mountain® Breakfast Blend Coffee, Regular, 24 Pack 6 ¤10.99 ¤65.94 Delivered
    777824 Keurig® K-Cup® Green Mountain® Breakfast Blend Coffee, Regular, 18 Pack 1 ¤11.99 ¤11.99 Delivered


    Edit: Here is the 24 pack collection. Seems they went up a buck. :( But they often have buy 3 get 1 for a penny sales. http://www.staples.com/Food-Beverages/cat_CL158895
     
  17. p010ne

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    :eek2: We have had our sodastream for several years, but do not know that one can make coffee pop?
     
  18. Laxguy

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    What do you use to roast? What machine for espresso?

    I plan to try roasting once I get a new place in which to set up same. For now, lucky enough to have good local roasters. Going to try to time my purchases better, to coincide with the day's batch.
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

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    Some good tips there...
     
  20. phrelin

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    We tried that a few times more than ten years ago when we could get the beans. I don't think we understood what we should be doing. That why we felt lucky to find these folks in the town west of ours:

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