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Topic: Keurig Special Edition Single Cup coffee maker (7 msgs / 169 lines)
1) From: Larry Williams
My wife is visiting a home for a week that uses this coffee maker.  I 
always send her off with a batch of fresh homeroast for her trips.  They 
tell us the machine uses "finely ground" coffee.  We generally use a 
Melitta pour through at home.  Is anyone familiar with this machine, and 
how fine should I grind her coffee?  Please use a scale starting at 1 
for espresso to 10 for French Press.  I use 4 to 5 for the Melitta.  I 
generally roast to C+.
Larry
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2) From: Coffee
I have one of these sitting on a shelf (while I was searching for good  
coffee, before I found homeroasting). It does an OK job of brewing  
coffee. It is designed to use pre-packaged single serve coffee in  
small plastic "k-cups". There is also a adapter that allows you to use  
your own coffee. It holds about 12 grams of coffee. The water is about  
190-192 degrees is only in contact with the grounds for about 3 or 4  
seconds so it has to be finely ground. It is a relatively fine nylon  
(maybe not nylon, but something like it) mesh that filters the coffee.  
It has a finer mesh than say a Swiss Gold, but isn't going to filter  
out as much as a paper filter. So you might have some fines getting  
though.
It's ok, but not great. If it's all you have, it will do. You also  
have a choice of how much water it dispenses, she'll be happier with  
the middle or smallest cup size.
Send along a small 3-Tasse Frech Press. She'll be much happier.
-Peter
I haven't used mine for about 6 months.
On Jul 10, 2008, at 4:00 PM, Larry Williams wrote:
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3) From: Sandy Andina
Just out of curiosity, does it do better with the adaptor and freshly  
ground coffee than does the Senseo with its "Eco-Pad" and freshly  
ground?
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4) From: Coffee
I also tried the Senseo and I was never able to get a good cup of  
coffee out of it. I gave up... It's sitting on a shelf too -- as is  
the Home Cafe and Tassimo ;-) The Keurig is not great, but much, much  
better than the Senseo. The best machine that I found to make a single  
cup was the Cuisinart SS-1. It can take the pods, or ground coffee. It  
costs about as much as a Technivorm, but since I got a Technivorm, it  
too sits on the shelf unused.
I took a lot of wrong turns trying to find good coffee, but I think  
I've got it now. Fresh coffee roasted from Tom's superior beans brewed  
with a Technivorm/French Press/Vac Pot/Andreja Premium. (and don't  
forget the Rocky, it alone is one of the largest improvements in  
quality coffee)...
-Peter
On Jul 10, 2008, at 5:02 PM, Sandy Andina wrote:
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5) From: Gary Foster
I've had pretty good luck with my Senseo but it took some work to find  
a really good source for *good* fresh pods.  Until I started  
homeroasting, it was far better than preground drip and was the best  
solution by far for my office coffee fix.  There's a lot of really  
horrible pods out there and
It is quite possible to get good coffee out of most singleserve coffee  
machines, although I have had horrible luck with the Keurigs.  They  
just don't brew strong enough, IMO.  Of course they don't hold a  
candle to my Silvia or my homeroasted coffee in a FP, my AP or my  
OCS-12.
The Cuisinart SS-1 is probably the best of the singleserve lot and  
it's very easy to use your own freshly ground coffee, but the Senseo  
is pretty good with quality pods.  The ones that come with it are  
hideous.  The senseo is a PITA to use with your own homeroasted coffee  
though, although I like the myPod attachment the best out of any of  
them.
Now that I'm roasting my own, my senseo is in a box on a shelf,  
destined to be sent in to my wife's office so her coworkers can use it.
When I want singleserve coffee convenience now, I just use my  
AeroPress :)
-- Gary F.
On Jul 10, 2008, at 5:16 PM, Coffee wrote:
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6) From: Larry Williams
Peter
Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.  Based on your answer, 
my wife will probably use the single cup Melitta pour through.  I can 
just see her trying to use the Keurig and plug it up and overflow all 
over the counter with the wrong grind.
Larry
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7) From: raymanowen
$150 and you're not getting anything like a Technivorm. The TV probably
isn't beyond your means, and is very flexible in my experience.
The Keurigs were demonstrated to me once- they remind me of a Francis
Francis, but they do just one thing, one way.
Drop for something much better- you will both learn and appreciate the
results.
Cheers, Mabuhay -RayO, aka Opa!
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