Coffee Drinkers!

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  1. GipsyQueen

    GipsyQueen Active Member

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    We had something like a keurig for a while - only that here you can only make coffee with it. It was also like 2,89€ for 10 capsuls.:eek: If I buy half a kilo of ground coffee for 4€ (and thats fairtrade and organic O.O) I can get waaayyy more cups out of that.

    We use this exact one now. - The coffeepads (pods?) are still expensive if you compair - but it tastes better!

    WOW. These are really expensive in the US. We payed 50€ o_O
    http://www.amazon.com/Senseo-Single-Serve-Gourmet-Coffee-Machine/dp/B001QTVS5K
     
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    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    Oh, yah, we pay like.... $9-10 for 12 capsules. $12 for 16 if you buy from Walmart lol
     
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    MericoX Roos, Poos, & a Wog!

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    With multiple people in the house that drink coffee at different times and have our own flavors we like a Keurig really pays off.
     
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    Ever since having a Keurig, I seldom buy my coffee at a coffee shop (I like kcups better) so I've actually saved money since we've got it.




    Off topic, if I ever get the math wrong on these random questions, I will be humiliated. :rofl1:
     
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    I have to also add that once you get a routine down, a press takes literally 30 seconds.... I have an electric kettle that I fill before I get in the shower, turn that on and it will boil my water for me and then auto-shut off. Get out of shower, scoop grinds into press, pour water in, wander off to get dressed and comb my hair, come back after 5-7 minutes (recommended brew time), depress plunger and pour cup. Done. Probably each "step" is maybe 10 seconds of hitting switches or plugging things in or pouring things.

    I will NEVER go back to drip machine

    Edited to add: Press was $28, glass and metal. I buy Starbucks Blonde roast from Sbux locations because its recommended, and I find I like better, the coarsest roast settings for a press, so I buy their whole beans and have them grind it for me. Small bag is usually $15, and lasts me two weeks, and I drink approx 20-24oz of coffee a day, so if you drink less your would spend even less. if I did the math right just now its approx 40 cents per 8oz cup, and thats with the most expensive snobbish bag of beans on the market. if you drank something else it would be even cheaper
     
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    We have a Keurig at work. At home I have a press that I used to use, but honest to god I've come to adore percolator coffee of all things. I think I have positive associations with it from camping.
     
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    Back to my regular coffee maker since I can't find doodle squat for my Tassimo anymore. Kinda p.o.'d about that. I've contemplated getting a Keurig, but the coffee tastes weak to me...seems like it's more coffee water than anything. But I've got to do something. I am keeping my eye on the new Keurig that brews more like the Tassimo does, but I'm waiting to see if it catches on, as I don't want to invest in anything to be stuck with a single selection of coffee.

    When I'm feeling especially sentimental, ill break out my great grandpa's old coffee maker thing I put on the stove. I can't remember what it's called, but it's from the early 1900's and made of aluminum. Despite it tasting more like "cowboy coffee", it brings back memories for me.
     
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    That's the percolator! I love percolator coffee so much. So much.
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    Instant coffee lol. I just boil the water and put a scoop in. I am pretty much the only one drinking coffee daily so instant it is. I am too cheap to buy a keurig and the accompanying cups lol
     
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    We have a Cuisinart drip maker here. Plain old Maxwell House master blend. Tastes great and it's like 5 bucks for a can of it.

    My company has Kuregs at work. I drink it sometimes, but I refuse to join the K-Kup-Kult. My brother has one and I always have to hear about it.
     
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    If you get the strong/bold coffee blends (Starbucks French Roast, Cafe Verona, and Sumatra, for instance), they don't taste watered down. I've found that the "light roasts" do taste more watered down with the Keurig.
     
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    I can't do Keurig...I can't justify all the waste it produces compared to using a french press.

    With that being said, I've been using it for a few weeks now and it's pretty awesome.
     
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    My parents have a coffepod thing, Nespresso brand. It's awesome. I don't have a desire for any other kinds of coffee.
     
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    I buy the beans, and my boyfriend grinds them and makes coffee using the black thing on the counter.

    :D
     
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    That was part of the reason I wanted a Keurig. I don't like the roasts that the husband likes and he doesn't like what I like. I do still have a regular coffee pot for when we have guests over. That and my keurig limits how much coffee I drink.
    To save money on the cups, I got the reusable cup and just add my own coffee to it.
     
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    French press here. Tastes a million and one times better than brewed coffee and is so much cheaper and less wasteful than the Keurigs. I fresh-grind my beans each morning and use an electric kettle to heat my water while I'm doing part of my workout, then pour it over to steep while I'm in the shower. Voila, I have a delicious pot of coffee waiting for me when I get out. Also, should the power fail, I still get to have coffee.
     
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    We have keurig and tassimo, I prefer the keurig because of the my k cup thing, it's way less wasteful for us because at best we drink 1-2 cups of coffee every 2-5 days.

    Tassimo we only have because Tim hortons has them now and one of my employees is a Tim snob lol.
     

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