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Old 01-02-2013, 03:42 PM   #11
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I won't count on you for any positive input then, Sir
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:43 PM   #12
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My DIL has one of these machines and I think the best deal for her is when we come to her house. I always bring along a package of the k-cups for tea. She drinks both the coffee and the tea, so whatever is left over she has to drink.
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Are you playing the game Pac? Steve and I both registered..it takes so little to amuse us.

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Old 01-02-2013, 05:07 PM   #14
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My DIL has one of these machines and I think the best deal for her is when we come to her house. I always bring along a package of the k-cups for tea. She drinks both the coffee and the tea, so whatever is left over she has to drink.


chopper, that is so sweet! Sounds like something my mom would do... oh wait, she has :)
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:57 PM   #15
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:19 PM   #16
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Just an FYI, some of Green Mountain's patents have recently expired. Store brand k-cups are appearing as well as brands from Kraft (their competitor with Tassimo) these aren't under license from Green Mountain, since now I guess anyone can make K-cups.

I have a feeling that prices are going to get more competitive in the near future. There are also a couple of machines out that take k-cups but don't have the Keurig name on them.

It will be interesting to see if when contracts expire with the hundreds of brands currently under license with Green Mountain, if they will just start manufacturing on their own, it will surely hurt Green Mountain's bottom line.

I have a feeling that this is the biggest reason that Green Mountain recently introduced the VUE brewer, to try to hold on to some of that with a new slew of patents and brewers incompatible with original cups.

For now I am thoroughly enjoying my Tassimo that was a gift from my mom.
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I tried Keurig coffee in a hotel. It wasn't bad, but not nearly as good as my espresso allongé.
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That's a great price at Kohls with the coupons. They mustn't jack up the prices to compensate like on some of their other items. Good deal! I'll be watching them for sure.

Target is higher than the local Ace, too. They have really good prices there. Even on their hardware, lol.

I run 2-6oz brews through one K-cup and have enough room for cream, light if I want. The Donut Shop med roast extra bold has had the best flavor so far. I just finished a Donut Shop Coconut Mocha, a 10oz brew, and it was alright. Could have been stronger, but had a nice aroma.
Are there any doughnut shops near you that have good coffee? If so, ask if they sell their coffee by the pound.
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Are there any doughnut shops near you that have good coffee? If so, ask if they sell their coffee by the pound.
Nope. Not a donut shop around
I miss donuts...

It'll be great if the grocery stores start packaging their own K-cups. Places like Giant Eagle or Wegmans. Then even if they are competitively priced I'm sure they'll have sales on them now and then like they do everything else.
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Nope. Not a donut shop around
I miss donuts...

It'll be great if the grocery stores start packaging their own K-cups. Places like Giant Eagle or Wegmans. Then even if they are competitively priced I'm sure they'll have sales on them now and then like they do everything else.
As I said above, store brands are popping up. The store where I work has a store branded k-cup, just arrived about a month ago. They currently run 6.99 for 12 cups.
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