Wife bought a keurig...and I'm a junkie

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My wife bought one of them there fancy keurig coffee/tea/hot cocoa makers a week ago. I told her it was a waste of money as I always drank the cheapest coffee around. Well I threw away my old, cheap, dirty old friend today. I'm loving this new thing. I've found myself having a cup of coffee at all times of the day now! Enjoying a medium hazelnut at the moment. Am I a coffee snob now?
 

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Am I a coffee snob now?

No, but you are a hipster. I'm sorry for your loss.


I'm a fan of decent, fresh ground coffee from my Mr. Coffee with a stainless steel carafe.

If I want a REALLY good cup, I'll break out the French press.
 

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Anyone know of one that WONT break the bank? I could swear I saw them last year for half of what they are going for now. ($99 for the cheap ones)

I typically only drink a cup or two at home on the weekends, so making a pot is ridiculous, but so is paying $100+ for a maker and over a buck per cup. (I'd get one of the refillable ones) And making a partial cup never tastes right.

I do like the concept of the 2.0 units. kinda cool where you can make either a whole pot or a single mug depending on what type of K-cup you use.
 

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Anyone know of one that WONT break the bank? I could swear I saw them last year for half of what they are going for now. ($99 for the cheap ones)

I typically only drink a cup or two at home on the weekends, so making a pot is ridiculous, but so is paying $100+ for a maker and over a buck per cup. (I'd get one of the refillable ones) And making a partial cup never tastes right.


I do like the concept of the 2.0 units. kinda cool where you can make either a whole pot or a single mug depending on what type of K-cup you use.
Man, a French Press is perfect for just making a cup or two. You can pick one up for ~$20. Folgers from a french press still beats even the best K-Cups.
 

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I love coffee from a French press, but on busy mornings, I go with the k-cups. You can find deals online, or if you shop at Bed Bath & Beyond and get their coupons, you can get deals there.
 

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I had never heard of a french press til now. Once you get past the sticker shock the keurig is a nice little unit. My wife likes hot tea and my grandson likes the hot cocoa. It's a convenience thing and I'm definitely paying for it.
 

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In a couple of two thousand cups you may have to "burp" the little baby... but don't worry ... it won't hurt it!

Use your Google-foo for an explanation so when it plugs up ...you won't freak...grinning!

Love mine!
 

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I just watched a youtube video to find out about the French Press. The hell with that. I don't want to feel like I'm trying to split the atom at six in the morning. I want coffee and I want it fast.
 

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Spring for the refillable plastic k-cups if you want to add your own grounds. Save having to buy the store bought ones at their cost.
Can't do that with the newer ones(2.0). Unless...you peel the foil lid off of a 2.0 cup and place it over the other cup. It has to read the foil lid. But that kinda defeats the whole fast/convenient thing. I love it and don't care how much the k-cups cost!!
 

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I bought a Keurig when our baby was on the way. I love it. I only drink a cup or two a day. No clean up at all. We buy the huge boxes of k cups at Sams club. Less that 50 cents a cup.
 

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Can't do that with the newer ones(2.0). Unless...you peel the foil lid off of a 2.0 cup and place it over the other cup. It has to read the foil lid. But that kinda defeats the whole fast/convenient thing. I love it and don't care how much the k-cups cost!!
They've already hacked them to use standard k-cups, so a refillable isn't far behind. I have an older Platinum with Solofil refillable cups and use my own ground beans, it's fantastic!
 

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Anyone know of one that WONT break the bank? I could swear I saw them last year for half of what they are going for now. ($99 for the cheap ones)

I typically only drink a cup or two at home on the weekends, so making a pot is ridiculous, but so is paying $100+ for a maker and over a buck per cup. (I'd get one of the refillable ones) And making a partial cup never tastes right.

I do like the concept of the 2.0 units. kinda cool where you can make either a whole pot or a single mug depending on what type of K-cup you use.

The 2.0 is cool. Great for a cup or two now and then. I fill a 14 oz travel cup with 1 cup. perfect. It's less than a dollar a day. Seems like a lot to me but there is no waste. Cheaper than the gas station or starbucks.
 

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I've been using my Keurig for 2 years now and still love it. Yes I've had better coffee using other methods, but nothing beats the convenience of a Keurig. After reading this thread (and another coffee thread on this forum), I need to get one of those refillable eco thingamajigs so I can use my own fresh ground coffee. Would love to try that to see what the difference is.
 
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