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Topic: Keurig (30 msgs / 843 lines)
1) From: DeCambre.Peter
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2) From: Irene and Lubos Palounek
We are looking for information on the Keurig K-cup one-cup coffee maker, 
mainly on the models that can use (home-roasted) ground coffee and 
different sizes of the cup of coffee the machine makes.
We welcome any frank opinions.  I tasted a cup made by the Keurig at a 
demonstration and it was not bad; however, I know nothing about the 
coffee beans they used.
Thank for any help,  Lubos in the Texas Hill Country part of Austin.

3) From: Justin Schwarz
These machines are not made for homeroast. They are for people who  
think it's perfectly okay to prepackage preground coffee in plastic  
cups and store on a shelf for months/years. If you want a cup at a  
time with little mess go for an aeropress or swissgold 1-cup
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4) From: Eddie Dove
I don't have any direct experience with the Keurig, but I did test a Senseo
for the sake of writing a review.  I can't imagine the Keurig being much
better, but the Senseo produced a very thin, weak cup of coffee with little
flavor, almost tea like.  I was using the adapter that would allow me to use
my own homeroast and this was the result of using the maximum amount of
coffee.
If you are interested in reading the review, it is on Homeroaster.org
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Here
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Hope this helps ...
Happy Holidays!
Eddie
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5) From: Public
We have a Keurig at the office.  They do make a $15 1 cup blank and filter basket that can be purchased.  This allows you to fill with any coffee you choose.  They also sell replacement and extra filter baskets.  So at work I have a Maestro + and my homeroast.  It works pretty well and it beats the pods any day of the week!  Hope this helps and Happy Holidays!
Mike

6) From: Sandy Andina
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This is intriguing (not that I need any more brewing devices--for  
single cups an Americano or the Aeropress is as simple as can be, and  
I am running out of counter space).  If the Keurig+blank/filter 
+homeroast makes better coffee than the Senseo+eco-pod+homeroast,  
then there must be a difference between the two in either brewing  
principles, water temp, pressure or volume.  Any gearheads on the  
list have an answer?
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This is intriguing (not that I =
need any more brewing devices--for single cups an Americano or the =
Aeropress is as simple as can be, and I am running out of counter =
space).  If the Keurig+blank/filter+homeroast makes better coffee than =
the Senseo+eco-pod+homeroast, then there must be a difference between =
the two in either brewing principles, water temp, pressure or volume.  =
Any gearheads on the list have an answer?
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at 7:33 AM, Public wrote:
We have a Keurig at the office.  They do make a $15 1 cup = blank and filter basket that can be purchased.  This allows you to fill with = any coffee you choose.  = They also sell replacement and extra filter baskets.  So at work I have a Maestro + = and my homeroast.  It = works pretty well and it beats the pods any day of the week!  Hope this helps and Happy = Holidays! Mike-----Original = message-----From: "Eddie Dove" southcoastcoffeeroaster@= gmail.comDate: Fri, 22 Dec 2006 20:56:18 = -0500To: homeroast= s.comSubject: Re: +Keurig I don't have any direct = experience with the Keurig, but I did test a Senseofor the sake of writing a review.  I can't imagine the Keurig = being muchbetter, but the Senseo produced = a very thin, weak cup of coffee with littleflavor, = almost tea like.  I was = using the adapter that would allow me to usemy own homeroast and this was the result of using = the maximum amount ofcoffee. If you = are interested in reading the review, it is on Homeroaster.org---> ClickHere<http://www.homeroasters.org/php/forum/viewthread.php?for=um_id=36&thread_id=331> Hope this helps ... Happy = Holidays! Eddie On 12/21/06, Irene and Lubos = Palounek <PAL> = wrote: We are looking for information = on the Keurig K-cup one-cup coffee maker,mainly = on the models that can use (home-roasted) ground coffee anddifferent sizes of the cup of coffee the machine = makes. We welcome any frank opinions.  I tasted a cup made by the = Keurig at ademonstration and it was not = bad; however, I know nothing about thecoffee = beans they used. Thank for any help,  Lubos in the Texas Hill = Country part of Austin. homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations,unsvbscribes) go = tohttp://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = Sandywww.sass-music.com
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7) From: Michael Baladi
//Rant on
Does this machine drive anyone else as nuts as it drives me?
Spent a week with family that had one, and every morning they'd make 8-12 pods worth of coffee. Commenting all the while on how "good" it tasted, while loading it up with artificial sweetners and flavors.
I kind of tracked how many pods they used and then at the end of the week kind of commented that they'd spent $50 on coffee, for 1 week. No one seemed to think that was a big deal.
Those machines are evil. They make tremendous amounts of pollution, make bad coffee, and rip off consumers so smartly they don't even realize it.
I did attempt the "load your own bean" pod and couldn't get it to make a decent cup in any way shape or form.
//Rant off
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8) From: Ben Treichel
I have had good luck with mine at the office rolling my own. I do however
really hate the pods for all the reasons you say. I had my Technivorm (?)
here and the coffee would go cold because the vac pot isn't all that good
(imho), I used an areo-press until it broke, and then tried the Kureig, I
like one cup fresh when I want it.
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9) From: Bob Hazen
They admins at work put in a bunch of these for the group.  Then they gave 
out a bunch of free sample pods to get us started.  Being the curious sort, 
I tried one.  One was all I could take.  I'd say it was worth every penny I 
spent.
Bob

10) From: Lynne Biziewski
I was actually thinking of getting one, with the intention of using just
the refillable pod thing (to use my homeroasted coffee). Still, my simple,
'throw it all into the water after it's boiled' (I brew it like a french
press), is too easy, and I'm too cheap to part with the money for it.
That kind of cost (and use of plastic) is insane. But under ordinary
circumstances, it wouldn't cost an individual or couple that much... still
keeping with my own system, though...
Lynne
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11) From: miKe mcKoffee
Many if not most people put a higher value on convenience over quality. The
Keurig is convenient same as Charbucks is convenient.
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12) From: Lynne Biziewski
Bob -
Haha - made me laugh with that one.
I bought a bag of Dunkins' on sale this morning, as I'm out of homeroast
and am desperate for coffee.
Needless to say, its going back to the grocery store later on, for a
refund. Super stale cheapo coffee... foolish me.
The Keurig, I believe, is right for some people. I have actually had some
fairly decent cups occasionally, at least better than the Dunkin I brewed
this morning - the banks have them here. It serves a certain purpose, I
believe.
Lynne
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13) From: Greg Gearheart
I just spent the last two mornings struggling with this contraption. I
think I have it making decent coffee, now.  Grind a little more finely than
you think, reduce water volume with cup size setting, and hope for the
best.  Very wasteful machine in all ways, though.
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14) From: Steve Hamm
For what it's worth, I replaced my Technivorm carafe with a 51oz Nissan
stainless carafe.http://www.thermos.com/products/51-oz-serving-carafe.aspxIt fits well under the basket on my CDT, and they have a brew-through top
for it.
It's a shame that Technivorm, for the premium they charge, doesn't bundle a
thermal carafe that works.
(And I have yet to get a cup from a Keurig that I like.)
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15) From: Dennis True
not interested and if at a friends and offered I politely refuse..... I'll
stick with my Vac pot and Aeropress....
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16) From: Michael Baladi
I use this:http://www.boydscoffeestore.com/home-brewing-equipment/brewing-accessories/newco-thermal-carafe-with-brew-thru-lid-compatible-with-technivormr-kbt-and-cdt-models-only-not-kbgt-cdgt.htmlCompatable with the KBT and CDT models. Works well.
My original carafe worked well until I tried to take it apart for cleaning..... bad idea.
Glad to see some similar views on the Keurig..... I feel better now.
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For what it's worth, I replaced my Technivorm carafe with a 51oz Nissan
stainless carafe.http://www.thermos.com/products/51-oz-serving-carafe.aspxIt fits well under the basket on my CDT, and they have a brew-through top
for it.
It's a shame that Technivorm, for the premium they charge, doesn't bundle a
thermal carafe that works.
(And I have yet to get a cup from a Keurig that I like.)
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17) From: Mike Davis
I had a Keurig coffee brewed cup once.  What a waste.
I find the ritual of making coffee is part of my morning routine. I'm a 
morning person and I drink coffee as a culinary experience (thanks to 
Tom and Maria), not a caffeine delivery system so I don't mind spending 
a very small amount of time to do it right.
"Right" for me is heating a kettle of water.  While that is heating I 
fold a #4 cone filter to fit into my new Bonavita ceramic cone and then 
pour hot water in the cone which heats up while I grind coffee, and 
additional hot water into a glass thermal cup.  The ground coffee is 
weighed (15 g.) and the water is poured from the cone, the ground coffee 
poured into the cone, placed on the scale which is tared to 0.  Then I 
add 250g. of hot water from the kettle and let it steep for about 2 
minutes, stir and steep another 2 minutes and filter the coffee into the 
pre-heated glass thermal cup.
The only real inconvenience is having to wait 4 minutes for the coffee 
to brew.
The home coffee "convenience" market is a gold mine for gadget freaks 
and creative marketing.  The world is awash is cheap and inferior 
coffee, marketed as "gourmet" and packaged at huge profits.  Let's not 
discourage too many stale ground coffee customers from their nirvana, 
lest we run short of the good stuff.
Mike Davis
self-entitled coffee snob
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19) From: Brian Kamnetz
Mike,
Your coffee routine is very similar to my morning routine. I use a 6-tasse
moka pot, so I use 24g coffee and 380g of water, a ratio that seems quite
close to yours. I bring the coffee to work in a Nissan/Thermos Backpacker
(Tom's tests clearly showed this one does the best job of retaining heat,
iirc), so while the coffee is brewing I heat some tap water on the stove to
warm the Backpacker up. I make a simple breakfast at the same time, so it
feels to me like my time is efficiently used, and the bit of extra time is
more than compensated for by having good coffee. I have a small
double-walled glass coffee cup at work and every now and then I have a
splash of coffee with a bit of banana bread, or bit of bagel, etc.
Brian
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20) From: bobglass
The Keurig is OK for a quick cup. We use our own roasted and ground 
coffee in the refillable EZ-Cup with paper filters, and it produces a 
fairly decent cup. I have a single cup Keurig in the RV and use K-cup 
pods and about the best I can say is the (ersatz) coffee will keep me 
awake. 
I have been toying with putting a single serve espresso machine in the 
camper, but don't like the idea of being tied to a proprietary pod such 
as Illy or ESE and especially not Nespresso (too expensive). The pod 
machine is handy because of cleanup, but I would like to have a way to 
steam also. I thought about moving my New Baby to the camper and 
replacing it with a Silvia. Then I could use pods or my roast and have 
steaming (Latte Art wand). 
Any suggestions?
Bob Glasscock
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21) From: Seth Grandeau
I've only tried keurig a few times, but I have found it to make a
thin, weak, bitter cup. My work had a different pod machine, but same
problem. Then they replaced the pod version with a whole bean version,
from the same company. It grinds and brews a single cup. I have to
say, I've been pleasantly surprised with how acceptable a cup it
makes. There is hope for the single serve market!
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22) From: Sheila Quinn
I hope everyone involved in marketing there is getting a huge bonus! Not
just anyone could sell an overpriced, lackluster machine like that....with
overpriced pods, no less!
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23) From: Bob Hazen
Sure is good to hear all of you coffee lovers again!  For a while, I thought 
everyone had embraced the Keurig or started patronizing Dunkin Donuts.  Now 
who would do >that< Lynne?  (grin).
Bob

24) From: Dave Huddle
I had one Keurig cup from a friend at work.   NASTY! weak, bitter.    I
fixed him a cup of homeroast with a Clever Coffee Dripper.    It was too
strong for him.
Dave,
Westervillle, OH
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25) From: John Nanci
'too strong'
Goodness, I hear this a lot, and just, totally, and honestly, can't 
wrap my head around it.  Snobbishness aside (trying really hard), I 
don't get it.   All I really hear is 'too flavorful' at which point I 
say the same thing.  How can something be too flavorful?  Too 
bitter.  Too harsh.  Too astringent.  All those I understand.  But 
too strong and/or flavorful - .
I've heard this about a chocolate torte I make (ala Mike 
McKoffee).  'yeah, it's good, but it's too (rich/strong/flavorful)' - huh?
'I'm sorry honey, not tonight - last time was just too good'  - RIGHT!
John
Alchemist at large
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26) From: Michael Baladi
"'I'm sorry honey, not tonight - last time was just too good'  - RIGHT!"
I think that sentance short circuited my brain.
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27) From: John Nanci
Mission accomplished.  Now you know how I feel when I hear 'your 
coffee is too strong'. :)
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28) From: Brian Kamnetz
Dave,
I took a cue from Tom and now almost always tell people that my coffee is
stronger than they will probably like, and as with Scotch you want to add
water just a bit at a time until the flavor opens up. I have the hot water
right there for them to add, and always caution them to add just a few
drops at a time, because you can always add more, but you can't take any
out. I have had good results this way.
Brian
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29) From: Sandy Andina
A lot of the nastiness in a Keurig-brewed cup can be attributed to stale K-Cups. Those purchased in-store are usually way out of date compared to those shipped fro Keurig.com or GreenMountain's site. Another culprit is buying too many boxes at a time. Also, the machines can be erratic (especially those of other brands licensed by Keurig) when it comes to water dosage and temperature. Often the factory default temp is set too low. The Extra Bold varieties taste bitter and burnt when brewed at the 7-8 oz setting and require the 9-10 oz (again, the size diff. varies by brand) setting, whereas the regular varieties should be brewed on the 7-8 oz setting. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries to get a machine that doesn't go blooey, but generally Keurig's customer svce dept is very good during the warranty period. When my Breville version short-cupped (despite following recommended procedures) too soon after purchase, my local Sur La Table exchanged it twice, no questions asked. Knock wood, it's been okay for over two years now. Remember to clean and descale per mfr instructions.  Its main virtue is its ability to quickly accommodate family members' needs for single cups of different hot beverages which usually won't get cold before they're consumed. On the road when I drive, it's easier, faster and neater for me to use my Mini than to grind, boil water and use a press or drip arrangement, and it's cleaner and better than in-room machines.
But at home when I know at least four cups of the same coffee will be consumed before cooling off, I still go old-school with beans, grinder and Technivorm.
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Sandy
www.sandyandina.com
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30) From: Scot Murphy
On Aug 6, 2013, at 2:49 PM, Sandy Andina wrote:
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I refuse to get a Keurig because it doesn't come in 32-ounce doses.
Scot "never mind the taste" Murphy
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