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Old 01-18-2007, 10:06 AM   #11
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Isn't it funny how some folks are really taken with a coffee brand, while others hate it?

I've never been a big coffee person - in fact, I normally have just one cup in the morning & that's it. So, since my husband doesn't drink coffee at all, he bought me one of those Senseo "pod" coffee machines & I LOVE it, since I can just make my one cup & don't have to toss any out. Plus, I absolutely HATE coffee that's been sitting warm for more than 10 minutes - lol!

Anyway, I've tried several different brands of "pod" coffee, & so far Folger's "Classic" & Folger's "100% Columbian" are the best. Very flavorful without putting hair on your chest.
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Old 01-18-2007, 12:17 PM   #12
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Isn't it funny how some folks are really taken with a coffee brand, while others hate it?

I've never been a big coffee person - in fact, I normally have just one cup in the morning & that's it. So, since my husband doesn't drink coffee at all, he bought me one of those Senseo "pod" coffee machines & I LOVE it, since I can just make my one cup & don't have to toss any out. Plus, I absolutely HATE coffee that's been sitting warm for more than 10 minutes - lol!

Anyway, I've tried several different brands of "pod" coffee, & so far Folger's "Classic" & Folger's "100% Columbian" are the best. Very flavorful without putting hair on your chest.
Now WHERE did he find that? This is all new to me. Was it over $100? Hate to ask price but before I get my hopes up I would like to know. Tossing anything out is a no-no around here. Before it hits the garbage I try to see if I can freeze for another day. Hard to do all the time. Ot herwise I would have to exercise three times day.
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Old 01-18-2007, 03:01 PM   #13
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I checked the link out that you mentioned and would you mind telling me which one you prefer? I had no idea they had different ones. Thanks
I don't have one. I just posted it to show what they were. I make mine in a pickle jar and filter it through my coffeemaker filter holder. Cheap.

Regarding the Senseo someone posted about. I have heard the coffee is quite good but I would hate to be tied to having to buy the pods. However, there is a "pod maker" available now so you can make your own from coffee that you decide you like better than what Senseo sells. Just an FYI.
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Old 01-18-2007, 04:03 PM   #14
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Um - Candocook, you're NOT tied to buying the Senseo coffee pods AT ALL. In fact, I don't particularly like the Senseo coffee. Not only do quite a few coffee companies sell pods (Folgers (which I said in my previous post were my hands-down favorite coffee pods), but also Millstone, Java, & a number of others). Plus, the "pod maker", which I have, also allows you to use whatever coffee you want. I can literally make whatever type of coffee I feel like in the morning - one delicious cup at a time.

The Senseo machine, if I'm not mistaken, was around $60 or so, & I LOVE it. Wouldn't go back to my old coffeemaker for anything. I keep lots of different coffees on hand, & if I so desire, can make just one mug full whenever I feel like it.

Oh, & not that I'd buy them, because tea is so easy to make as it is, but some tea companies are now coming out with "tea pods" for the Senseo that they claim make faster & better tea without having to steep.

Senseo does have a website with lots of info - just do a search on it. Although it's easy to find at any store that sells small appliances. I really do LOVE mine, especially since I'm the only coffee-drinker in the house, & normally a one-cupper at that. We do still keep our old drip coffee-maker for company when we want a full pot of coffee all at one time, but even then we've had folks vote for the Senseo. That should tell you something.
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:53 PM   #15
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Um - Candocook, you're NOT tied to buying the Senseo coffee pods AT ALL. In fact, I don't particularly like the Senseo coffee. Not only do quite a few coffee companies sell pods (Folgers (which I said in my previous post were my hands-down favorite coffee pods), but also Millstone, Java, & a number of others). Plus, the "pod maker", which I have, also allows you to use whatever coffee you want. I can literally make whatever type of coffee

Umm, with some of the Senseo type coffeemakers (the generic "one cup at a time coffeemakers") you ARE tied to the maker's offerings. The newish one with the little plastic cup comes to mind. Maybe even that will change--who knows.
And my point in mentioning the pod makers was to say that there are pod makers that allow you to do what you are doing, which might make it more attractive to buy it for some people. Plus your point that now coffee companies are also making pods. Good info.
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Old 01-27-2007, 10:46 PM   #16
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I think I will try this method. Thanks for sharing.


quote=Candocook]Cafe Britt is a major plantation in Costa Rica--excellent coffee. You would have to order it.
For toddy coffee, there is an actual "maker" for it, but if you don't mind a bit of mess, it is easy to do yourself.
Put

Let me go find the right measurements and I'll be back and edit this.
This is what a toddy maker looks like
Amazon.com: toddy coffee

to make it without this.
Mix 2C ground coffee with 6C cold water. Put the grounds INTO the water and just push it down gently. DO NOT stir.
Let sit overnight on the counter.
Filter out all the solids. You can use a sieve lined with a coffee filter--or even a paper towel
Put the concentrate in a jar and store in the fridge.
Add the amount of concentrate to a cup of hot water to make the coffee the way you like it.
The directions say to use coarse ground coffee. Last time I used my fine grind that I always use. It was fine.
This makes a cup of coffee you would swear was brewed. It is a great tool to use when having a group over that you are not sure are going to drink much coffee.[/quote]
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