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Posted: 1/19/2012 3:18:19 PM
What do you guys use? 


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Posted: 1/19/2012 3:23:00 PM
Keurig!! I love being able to make one cup of coffee with no clean up.

However, I have gone through 3 Keurigs in 4 years. For whatever reason, They break down after about one year of constant use. The trick to this is buy it from "Bed Bath and Beyond". They'll take it back (no questions ever asked) and they'll replace it with the latest model.
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Posted: 1/19/2012 3:29:28 PM

i also have a k cupper

it's decent

it was a gift... i wouldn't have bought one for myself

shits gettin expensive buying all those little cups though

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Posted: 1/19/2012 3:31:13 PM
Kaufee, do you use tap water in your Keurig?  I use distilled water and mine has been operating perfectly for 3 or 4 years.
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Posted: 1/19/2012 3:36:40 PM
I use tap water and i'm on my 3rd one. 

I never even thought of that

What kind of k cups do you like? Brand, flavor? 
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Posted: 1/19/2012 3:40:19 PM


Our Keurig is 3 yrs old.  Used every day with no problems.
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Posted: 1/19/2012 3:44:41 PM
i drink 3-4 cups per day so i brew a 3/4 pot in a conventional brewer
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Posted: 1/19/2012 3:48:19 PM
If you like 5-10 cups a day, go traditional if $$ is an issue.  If you like 1-3, go with the K.  

And D-Town is right, use distilled water!  I ran into the same thing with my waterfall.  It will corrode the crap out of it if you don't (even with soft water).

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Posted: 1/19/2012 3:49:15 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by D-Town:

Kaufee, do you use tap water in your Keurig?  I use distilled water and mine has been operating perfectly for 3 or 4 years.


Yeah D-Town, I do use Tap Water.... huh - I would have never thought that could be the problem.

I'd start using distilled water, but I kind of like getting a new model every year for free
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Posted: 1/19/2012 4:23:35 PM
I have a keurig. Going on two years now with the original one. I use bottle water in it but i descale it every 3 months. Havent had any problems yet. K-cups are sweet but get expensive. I bought a my k-cup which is basically a hollow cup that i fill up with my favorite dunkin donuts coffee.
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Posted: 1/19/2012 4:33:45 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Chevyguy24:

I have a keurig. Going on two years now with the original one. I use bottle water in it but i descale it every 3 months. Havent had any problems yet. K-cups are sweet but get expensive. I bought a my k-cup which is basically a hollow cup that i fill up with my favorite dunkin donuts coffee.

Good point.  You can get an empty cup and use your own coffee to save money if you like (or if you have a particular coffee you like that doesn't come in a K cup).  Hard to beat the convenience.  A company that offices with us is constantly screwing around with their coffee machine (more than once it overflowed and made a huge mess).  No fuss, no muss with the K machine.  
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Posted: 1/19/2012 6:47:42 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by HutchEmAll:


Good point.  You can get an empty cup and use your own coffee to save money if you like (or if you have a particular coffee you like that doesn't come in a K cup).  Hard to beat the convenience.  A company that offices with us is constantly screwing around with their coffee machine (more than once it overflowed and made a huge mess).  No fuss, no muss with the K machine.  


Are you trying to say the K machine will change my life?
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Posted: 1/19/2012 7:09:45 PM
keurig all the way. although i find myself drinking more coffee now because i can make a cup in less than a minute with no mess to clean up. pay about $40 for an 80 box of k cups.
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Posted: 1/19/2012 9:36:22 PM
I use a traditional coffee maker at home to wolf down 2 or 3 cups before work. At the shop I have a Keurig. The K-cups cost about 45 cents each if they are on sale somewhere. Otherwise they are a half a buck per 8 oz cup. 

You have to use tap water as the minerals are needed for taste. Distilled water tastes horribad. You have to de-scale them every 6 months or so with a citric acid based scale cleaner or they will cause water problems. 



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Posted: 1/20/2012 11:21:41 AM
K-cups are for convenience, if you are thinking about cost, traditional coffee makers are the best.  our carton of k-cups sell for 80 cups at $38 and storage is a problem.  also drinking the same  flavor gets to you with so many cups.  we have the Paul Newman extra bold organic roast, very strong.  usually makes two cups of coffee with 1 k--cup.  Planning to get the adapter where I will at least be able to use other brands of coffee like Lion Kona Gold or Hills Bros. or Maxwell House, etc.  if you drink a lot of coffee, stay with traditional, if you want the convenience then Keurig. 
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Posted: 1/20/2012 1:08:13 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Kaufee:

Keurig!! I love being able to make one cup of coffee with no clean up.

However, I have gone through 3 Keurigs in 4 years. For whatever reason, They break down after about one year of constant use. The trick to this is buy it from "Bed Bath and Beyond". They'll take it back (no questions ever asked) and they'll replace it with the latest model.


costco the same way
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Posted: 1/20/2012 1:10:28 PM
you can buy the Kirkland brand coffee grounds at Costco for about $15 for 3 lbs

or you can buy an 80 pack of pods for $35

the 3 lbs will last you 6-8 weeks...figure there's 3 cups a day brewed in my house. works to about 10 cents per cup of coffee as opposed to the 40-45 you pay with k cup
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Posted: 1/21/2012 1:10:10 AM

Get yourself a little Krups espresso machine. Bang! Awesome caps or lattes everytime.

Buy the beans in bulk. Store them in an airtight container in a dry and cool but not cold space.

The two cup portion is perfect for heading off to work on weekdays. The girfriend loves it when I make her one on Sunday morning. Little milk foam on top. Coffee doesn't get any better, and it's no harder than dicking around with those little containers that just fill up the landfill. 

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Posted: 1/21/2012 2:42:17 AM
I have a keurig machine and i think it is awesome.  Never any clean up just throw out the used K cup.  Had it for about a year and weve never drank so much coffee before. machine still works great but is cranking out a cup of coffee in about 2 min as opposed to a minute thirty when we first got it.

As for the k cups, you can order a shitload of them online on amazon or a diff site and get it really cheap.  I almost always get "Donut Shop" brand which comes out to about 50 cents a cup including the styrafoam to go things we buy, and is better than starbucks and dunkin in my opinion.


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Posted: 1/21/2012 9:21:59 PM
I'm a Keurig man too. I absolutely love it. I haven't descaled it. I guess I need to look into that. Before, a lot of coffee was wasted and in addition to the cost of coffee, you have to include filters too. My favorite so far is the Butter Toffee. The aroma of this coffee had my girl asking "What's that?" - I need to order more variety packs from online, my local stores have really limited selections.

Since I got my Keurig, I can drink coffee black.
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Posted: 1/21/2012 10:14:25 PM

Had mine 3 years.  Never done anything to it. Works perfectly. 

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