Finally - Done with Keurig

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  1. Motterpaul

    Motterpaul Tone is in the Ears

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    Okay - I am saying it. I have never liked Keurig coffee. The devices are decent in concept, but we have now owned three and each has eventually failed - slowing down to drips instead of a stream of hot coffee. To the company's credit, however, they have sent us a free replacement every time when we call them, even with a unit that was a few years old. But they make their money on the coffee, not the makers (I am guessing). I'm guessing Dunkin' Donut pays a hefty licensing fee to put their coffee in Keurig cups.

    But I hate the taste of Keurig, and I do not feel like I get a caffeine buzz. I finally convinced my wife to go back to non-pre-packaged drip brew, and had a full pot of coffee today, and it tasted SO good, and felt so good.
     
  2. fishleehooker

    fishleehooker Supporting Member

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    Me too!!!

    Mine broke the other day and I contacted them and they seemed cool about it and said they'd send a cleaning tool and we could get it back together hopefully. After a week of waiting and having to buy Speedway coffee, which is great, but gets pricey doing it daily with my consumption. Anyway I bought a French Press and think it's the best coffee I have ever had. It's much richer than filtered coffee IMO. Both Drip coffee and french press coffee seems much stronger and definitely has more caffeine jolt. I am thrilled with the switch and love getting rid of the robot on my countertop.
     
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  3. ChrisVereb

    ChrisVereb Member

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    I've never been a fan of the coffee, though I'll admit single serve fresh brewed coffee is a good concept. To me I always felt the coffee was kinda weak, but it may just be the pod I've used. A guy at work bright in some Starbucks French roast pods and they were pretty decent in comparison. I do still prefer a fresh ground pressed or drip cup, but I prefer the Starbucks pods to the generic cafeteria drip at work.
     
  4. Sidmore

    Sidmore no talent hack Silver Supporting Member

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    I've been using one of these for the past year or so; 5 gently rounded tablespoons percolated on the stove-top for 12min makes a full pot of coffee that tastes great! I pour it into 2 insulated containers to take to work so I don't have to drink the awful K-cup crapola.
     
  5. filtersweep

    filtersweep Member

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    Grind your own and drink espresso or Americano...
     
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  6. T Dizz

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    Press FTW
     
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  7. Jim Holloway

    Jim Holloway Supporting Member

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    Ours is there more as a 'backup' if I finish off my pot of coffee in the morning then feel like one more cup in the afternoon, or my wife feels like a quick cup of tea without boiling and steeping.

    But I agree about never having been thrilled with the taste, especially from the refillable 'solo' cup that would be my preferred method of using it.
     
  8. nondeplume

    nondeplume Puppet For Prophet Gold Supporting Member

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    Keurig makes a decent cup of coffee, especially with the carafe. But I don't use "their" k-cups out of my own concerns. I use the refillable cups, ie fill them with whatever I want. Generally Dunkin D. But recently just came off a batch of Key Coffee out of Japan.

    Shrug, different strokes...

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  9. JimmyB

    JimmyB Silver Supporting Member

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    For a single large cup of coffee, you can't do better than this:

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    Brews at the right temperature, unlike a Keurig; uses a cone filter for optimal water flow through the grounds... and it's fast.

    Best of all: the above-noted factors mean that with good ground coffee, you'll get a great tasting cup! :D
     
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  10. Dave Shoop

    Dave Shoop Member

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    Ours gets clogged every 9 to 12 months. Stick a paper clip or something up needle hole and it's good to go for another 9 to 12 months. We've gotten great use out of ours.
     
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  11. sundog964

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    We had one of the Cuisinart Keurig cup makers for over a year. It clogged twice, and using vinegar, and a pressure hose to blow out the innards, it worked fine. But it finally bit the dust. This week was our first with the new drip maker. My wife loves the coffee to be ready when she wakes up. So harmony has been once again restored in the household.
     
  12. Nevets

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    Every few months I run vinegar through the Keurig and that cleans it up pretty good. Goes back to the full stream of coffee instead of the 'drip drip drip'.
     
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  13. jds22

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    Can't beat a Keurig for convenience.

    I have nothing more to say.
     
  14. sausagefingers

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    We have to run a cycle of vinegar occasionally--it can clear up the slow drip if it is caused by minerals in your water. I have a Mr Coffee brand but its essentially a Keurig. Never noticed the lack of a buzz, but I only drink coffee on the weekend.
     
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    This.

    Normally, I grind my beans and do the French press in the am. Afternoons, I use the Keurig to run hot water for my green tea.

    The occasional jones for a late evening coffee is Keurig time.
     
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  16. Totally Bored

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    My 4 year old Keurig works and tastes great ... just sayin.


    If you don't like the taste pour some Kahlua in it :aok
     
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  17. chillybilly

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    We had one Keurig machine that ultimately failed...we then got an expensive Technivorm Moccamaster and ground our own. It made decent coffee but nothing close to the hype.

    The Technivorm is as fiddly as restringing a Bigsby. Lid off the water reservoir, pour water in reservoir, switch the thermal cap on the carafe to the brew cap with the downspout, lift the filter basket out, put coffee & filter in, replace filter basket, brew, then replace brew cap with thermal cap again. 'European design' sounds frou-frou and appealing in the store but it simply means some archaic and/or short-sighted engineering. It does have metal 'guts' as opposed to the plastic in most makers but it still doesn't get quite hot enough.

    As of this writing we're back to a Keurig maker.

    I think it's interesting that Keurig's latest generation has the 'Hot' tagline...I think their research showed that people liked the convenience but that the coffee produced was not hot enough. And in classic marketing fashion they're prepared to tell a lie to overcome that particular objection, since the lawyers and the accounting department will never allow them to make and sell a maker that gets coffee at a retail eg McDonald's or Starbucks near-boiling temperature.
     
  18. radicool

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    My brother has a Keurig; I have a $20 Mr Coffee drip machine. They are side-by-side on the kitchen counter - and I'm never tempted to use his.
    It's ok, but the coffee, no matter what he's tried, doesn't taste any better than the stuff out of the cheapo machine.
     
  19. s2y

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    I agree they're convenient. I mostly started using Keurig because nobody else drinks coffee in my house. I ditched using the K Cups a few months back. My wife had a small Black and Decker 2 cup machine that I donated. Wish I would have kept it. If/when my machine dies, I'll probably get a small brewer of some sort. My dad has a really expensive system at his house.
     
  20. taez555

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    The Keurig is the USA today of coffee makers.

    I pretty much only use it at a hotel.
     
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