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Iím Ed, and Iím now a Keurig addict
Hot Air ^ | January 3, 2014 | Edward Morrissey

Posted on 01/03/2014 5:32:29 PM PST by PJ-Comix

Oh, I resisted for a very long time. I can’t claim to be a coffee traditionalist, really, thanks to my preference for flavored coffee. My father likes to scoff at me for that whenever he visits out here, but I like the real thing as well.  I drink it straight, no cream or sweetener whether flavored or not, and I brew it in large pots, totally full, every single time. And most days I drink all of it, too.

All of that changed when my sister bought us a Keurig system for Christmas this week while visiting out here. Specifically, she bought the Keurig K65 Special Edition Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System (which in my old aerospace days would have the acronym KSEGSCHBS), along with the Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter. Within hours, I had banished my old coffeemaker to storage — in part because I needed the space, but also because it had already become obsolete.

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I've been thinking of getting a Keurig for awhile but what are your thoughts on this system?
1 posted on 01/03/2014 5:32:30 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

W got one for Christmas.

Love it, love it, love it.


2 posted on 01/03/2014 5:34:25 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Buy one of the mid/high end models if you can. The entry models are cheap and in my experience fall apart quickly. After going through that stupidity I went back to regular coffee in nylon filters - hell with it.


3 posted on 01/03/2014 5:35:41 PM PST by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: PJ-Comix
I, er.....Santa got one for my wife for Christmas.

I don't drink much coffee, myself, but she's thrilled with it. It is very fast. You can also make tea with it. Again, very fast.

Two thumbs up.

4 posted on 01/03/2014 5:36:07 PM PST by Washi
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To: Lurker

Costco has the best prices on k cups. Hope you have one near you.


5 posted on 01/03/2014 5:36:36 PM PST by codder too
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To: PJ-Comix

They only last about a year


6 posted on 01/03/2014 5:36:55 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom¬Ö I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: PJ-Comix

Enjoy it while it lasts. Your Keurig will self-destruct in 13 to 15 months. No, seriously. Count on it.


7 posted on 01/03/2014 5:37:07 PM PST by Hatteras
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To: PJ-Comix

Had ours since 2007. We love it!!

No waste - make a cup, drink a cup. Lots of choices. Kid can have hot chocolate, I can make tea, hubby can have a mocha latte.

Go for it!


8 posted on 01/03/2014 5:37:23 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: PJ-Comix

If you want a fresh cup every time, it’s great. It’s perfect for my office when the client wants a cup of coffee. Quick and fresh every time. The coffee variety I’ve come to prefer, after a LOT of trial and error, is Folgers, believe it or not.

However, the coffee I make fresh ground in the Bunn is way better coffee. Sometimes I make the Bunn pot and if I want more more coffee later in the day, I’ll have a Keurig cup. I use both.


9 posted on 01/03/2014 5:37:27 PM PST by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Would love to get one, hubby and I have been kicking around the idea for about a year now. Discovered a Keurig while staying at a hotel a few years ago. Had to convince my mother that we weren’t allowed to take it with us when we left. LOL My wonderful boss just bought one for the break room for our new office. YIPPEEE.


10 posted on 01/03/2014 5:37:51 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (The more you know, the more you realize that you don't know.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Ed, do they take your testicles away when they deliver the Keurig, cause you’re sounding a lot like a chick.


11 posted on 01/03/2014 5:37:54 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: al baby

Mine is on its second year...: )

Now to walk back in the kitchen and see it fall apart...lol


12 posted on 01/03/2014 5:38:20 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: PJ-Comix

I have the Tassimo - love it.

It’s a rather expensive way to drink coffee, but I rarely make a pot now. One cup, perfectly brewed consistent coffee.

Yum.


13 posted on 01/03/2014 5:38:29 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: al baby

That’s because apparently when you get hooked you make about 10000 cups of coffee a month.


14 posted on 01/03/2014 5:38:37 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Last office I worked in had one. I loved it. If I didn’t have time to stop at Starbucks, then I’d have some k-cups at my desk and it was almost as good. :)


15 posted on 01/03/2014 5:38:44 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: PJ-Comix

We got one for the RV. It’s perfect for that.


16 posted on 01/03/2014 5:39:17 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Lurker

Have the exact same model as the person in the article, it’s a great machine. Got the Donut Shop coffee and its pretty good, plus I also use my Nescafe coffee and just add water. Any good coffee brand from Keurig you recommend I am new to the Keurig scene


17 posted on 01/03/2014 5:39:37 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: PJ-Comix

Me and the Mrs. absolutely love the thing. Just got one at Christmas. If you drink a cup or 2 a day then it’s probably worth it to get the cups themselves. Otherwise get the reuseable filter and get your own grinds. Fast and good!


18 posted on 01/03/2014 5:39:48 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: Hatteras
Your Keurig will self-destruct in 13 to 15 months. No, seriously. Count on it.

Makes no difference to me IF Walgreens sells it for $50 or less. Do they come that cheap? I can get anything I want at WAGS if the price is at or below $50.

19 posted on 01/03/2014 5:40:29 PM PST by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: PJ-Comix

Rubbish. All you need is a french press and a bag of ground Sumatra dark coffee (Starbuck’s or Peets) from the supermarket. Perfect, rich but not bitter coffee every time.


20 posted on 01/03/2014 5:40:39 PM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: TheZMan

two words: aerobie aeropress.


21 posted on 01/03/2014 5:40:48 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: KosmicKitty

Wow - looking through the other posts I see people have had bad luck. BUt ours is almost 7 years old.

Anyway, ours makes an average of 5 cups per day for the past 6 years. Had to replace one part about 6 months ago. (The thingy that punctures the k-cups) But besides that, we have’t had any problems


22 posted on 01/03/2014 5:41:24 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: PJ-Comix

My son has one and likes it. I didn’t care for the flavors. (I like 100% Colombian brew.)
It is convenient and fast but not cheap. It costs $1 per cup and you had best prefer flavored coffees.


23 posted on 01/03/2014 5:41:45 PM PST by stilloftyhenight (Unite in the primary to unseat RINOs...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Got my wife one for Xmas. Love it.


24 posted on 01/03/2014 5:41:53 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: PJ-Comix

>> what are your thoughts on this system?

Preferable to a burning pot of coffee.


25 posted on 01/03/2014 5:44:05 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Auntie Mame

I like the Paul Newman MedIum Roast, Donut House series, and Chocolate Glazed Donut myself


26 posted on 01/03/2014 5:44:14 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: KosmicKitty

Even heat water for instant oatmeal!


27 posted on 01/03/2014 5:44:54 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The War on Drugs has been used as an excuse to steal your rights. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Auntie Mame
The coffee variety I’ve come to prefer, after a LOT of trial and error, is Folgers, believe it or not.

When it comes to flavored coffees, I only go for the basics (amaretto, hazelnut, vanilla) and only from certain brewers that get the flavors right. But Folgers' vanilla biscotti is goooood.
28 posted on 01/03/2014 5:47:08 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: PJ-Comix

Great coffee. You go through a box of cups quickly and they ain’t cheap.

I like the Donut House Cups.

The filter cup is a pain to use and clean.

We’ve had ours for almost two years and the pump is making a suspicious groaning sound but it still works.

There’s three types. We have the K-cups, there’s the Vue-cups which I think brew bigger cups and the Revo system which is like an espresso system. I don’t know if they have a machine that lets you use both the k-cups and the Vue-cups.

It makes a great consistent cup of coffee with almost limitless styles of coffee cups. Get the machine that lets you have the most settings for cup size as well as water temp.

The iced tea is great as well.

Did I mention the cups are expensive in the long run?


29 posted on 01/03/2014 5:47:21 PM PST by Lx (Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili.")
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To: notpoliticallycorewrecked
I worked at a place that didn't provide coffee. The Melitta one-cup drip cone, and the hot water dispenser on the bottled water ...

So, somebody gave me a pack of French Roast k-cups they got for Christmas instead of French Vanilla. I've been cutting off the top and dumping it into the Melitta for use with electric kettle I got for Christmas.

30 posted on 01/03/2014 5:49:35 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: PJ-Comix

The comment in the original story sums it up perfectly when one gets one of these machines ...

“...A slippery slope, on the road to flannel onesies.”


31 posted on 01/03/2014 5:49:54 PM PST by CapnJack
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To: PJ-Comix

I find Keurig coffee a bit weak for my tastes, YMMV.


32 posted on 01/03/2014 5:50:29 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Lx
You go through a box of cups quickly and they ain’t cheap.

Makes no difference to me. I can get all those cups FREE via couponing.

33 posted on 01/03/2014 5:50:34 PM PST by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: PJ-Comix; Lurker; TheZMan; Washi; al baby; codder too; notpoliticallycorewrecked; ...

Believe it, or not, this is what we make K-Cups in and it works like a charm.

34 posted on 01/03/2014 5:51:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: PJ-Comix

As far as full flavor, nothing beats a Bodum coffee press.


35 posted on 01/03/2014 5:52:28 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Or instant miso soup


36 posted on 01/03/2014 5:52:43 PM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Traditionally we have gone through coffee pots one or two a year, because its always going at my house. If the pot has sat for more than 15 minutes or so, we dump and make it fresh.

So we go through a lot of coffee.

Got the Keurig. Its always fresh. We experimented with the pre-filled cups, which are expensive. Got the filters. Making it one cup at a time, we could afford to experiment with gourmet coffees, specialty coffees. After going through all that, we’re back to our old favorite brand.

But we’re happy with it. We bought someone a similar coffee-maker of a different brand but its too slow. The Keurig is fast enough you don’t mind the wait.


37 posted on 01/03/2014 5:52:44 PM PST by marron
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To: PJ-Comix

I got a Nespresso as a free gift. Similar in concept to a Kuerig. I use it mostly for office visitors. I keep about 20 different flavors on hand and people can pick what they want. When you buy in bulk the cost is around 65 cents a cup. I really like it, but it doesn’t replace my fresh ground drip coffee in the morning, though.


38 posted on 01/03/2014 5:53:21 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: PJ-Comix

I got one for Christmas and I do not like it. I like a big cup of extra strong Columbian coffee at each sitting, and the little pre-filled cups make either a tiny cup of coffee or a weak bigger cup.

I got the refill basket to fill my own which I make stronger and better, but it’s still a pain to reload for each cup. As of New Years day, I went back to making my usual full pot of coffee.


39 posted on 01/03/2014 5:53:28 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Maceman

I’m with you on the french press. Cheap, fast, and the coffeit makes is as good or better than any other way. And you don’t have to plug it in.


40 posted on 01/03/2014 5:53:30 PM PST by Octar
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To: PJ-Comix

$0.50 per cup. Not for me.


41 posted on 01/03/2014 5:53:50 PM PST by KevinB (Barack Hussein Obama: Proof-positive that affirmative action does not work.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Ed, do they take your testicles away when they deliver the Keurig, cause you’re sounding a lot like a chick.

I don't know about that taking away of the testicles stuff but all I can tell you is that I simply LOVE my Keurig! I have SO much more counter space and...and...when it's making my peppermint mocha coffee, why it just purrs like a DREAM. I don't know what to DO with myself...I think I'm going to just DIE if they ever take my Keurig away...


42 posted on 01/03/2014 5:57:04 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Maceman

Yep,, no finer coffee than that from a coffee press. We have been using a Bodum for 10 years. We did wear one out before that. Folgers Columbian in that press tastes as good as any.


43 posted on 01/03/2014 5:57:57 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Hatteras

Use scoring water and follow instructions on cleaning with vinegar or purchased decalcifier. Water in your area makes a difference. Read the user booklet.


44 posted on 01/03/2014 5:58:29 PM PST by codder too
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To: PJ-Comix

Have the Mr. Coffee version, and I love it. I got a spare cone thingy for making a cup with your own brew. Any new machine should come with one, but I already had one.


45 posted on 01/03/2014 5:59:05 PM PST by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Remember BENGHAZI!! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: PJ-Comix

You will never go back. They are wonderful. I bought one for my office.


46 posted on 01/03/2014 5:59:40 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Maceman
Rubbish. All you need is a french press and a bag of ground Sumatra dark coffee (Starbuck’s or Peets) from the supermarket. Perfect, rich but not bitter coffee every time.

I do about this same. Why would anyone want to pay more for coffee that is doled out in portion controlled sizes? I don't even use a press half the time. Small pot of 8-10oz boiling water. Put 1-2 tbsp coffee in. Turn down to simmer for a few minutes. Pour into cup through fine strainer and drink black no sugar. This will work for 1-8 people on up

47 posted on 01/03/2014 6:00:11 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: PJ-Comix

yes- if you like teeny, tiny cups of coffee...”Santa” brought my daughter one for Christmas for hot chocolate and she even complains its a bit watery....


48 posted on 01/03/2014 6:00:38 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: PJ-Comix

I doubt I’ll ever get one. I fresh grind my beans each morning. I enjoy flavored coffees, and get my supply from a coffee company in New Orleans.


49 posted on 01/03/2014 6:01:09 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: PJ-Comix

Kids gave hubby one last Christmas. He is thrifty to say the least. I know there was struggle with the cost per cup but we told him he is worth it. And he loves it! (so do I). Now we visit non Kuerig family and he told me I sure missed my Kuerig coffee. Anywhere else he drinks coffee he says it tastes like muddy water. Of course, we use RO water and that makes it better already. I buy Kcups at Bed Bath and Beyond with a 20% off coupon or Sams or whereever I can get a good price. So far it works great after a year of regular use.


50 posted on 01/03/2014 6:01:50 PM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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