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Old 12-08-2011, 09:38 PM   #21
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Leaning toward Keurig. I can get the machine at Staples for $124, the k cups are on sale there too at the moment. Costco carries replacement cups. Bed Bath and Beyond carries a cool drawer thing to put under your machine to store all your cups in, and the My K Cup thing to put your own coffee grounds in is only $14 there.

I'm going to research Tassimo now.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:52 PM   #22
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Leaning toward Keurig. I can get the machine at Staples for $124, the k cups are on sale there too at the moment. Costco carries replacement cups. Bed Bath and Beyond carries a cool drawer thing to put under your machine to store all your cups in, and the My K Cup thing to put your own coffee grounds in is only $14 there.

I'm going to research Tassimo now.
I have two of the drawers and BBB has another brand of "use your own" cup that is $7, Solofill Cup. Much easier to use than the My K Cup. The My K Cup you have to remove part of the assembly to use, the Solofill fits right in like a regular K cup.
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:59 PM   #23
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OK, Tassimo is cheaper both for the initial machine and the cup things. The initial purchase for machine can be as low as $80, and the cups as little as $.48 each. It also features a manual water stop or add on. I can't find out if the Keurig has that.

The Keurig has that nifty little My K Cup thing though. I like that. *sigh* Does anyone know if you can buy one for the Tassimo? I can't find one online.

Money or gadget? I'm torn.
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:00 PM   #24
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I have two of the drawers and BBB has another brand of "use your own" cup that is $7, Solofill Cup. Much easier to use than the My K Cup. The My K Cup you have to remove part of the assembly to use, the Solofill fits right in like a regular K cup.
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It's a K-cup, for the coffee maker. Not a measurement. They have regular ones, good for 4-10 ounces, depending on how strong you like your coffee. They also have "Extra Bold" that are made for 10-12 ounce. I like the extra bolds, making 10 ounce coffees. No flavorings, just the different roasts and blends.
I'm trying to figure out the practicality of one of these machines for someone like me.
I typically make 9 cups in my Cuisinart every morning. I usually have a cup left over that I sometimes nuke in the afternoon, but more likely nuke first thing the next the morning.
I buy my coffee on sale, Folgers or Maxwell House.
Nine cups at 0.58/c comes out roughly to one of the Folgers canisters every 1-3/4 days. And they certainly last me longer than that. A couple weeks anyway. I never really pay attention.

However... to tell the truth, coffee in the morning just isn't "doing it" for me anymore. The taste is blah and the caffeine... if the caffeine perks me up, I sure can't tell. Basically I just drink something warm every morning out of habit. And sometimes I'll skip a morning. It's not like I'm addicted to that morning cup O Joe.

I could get something high octane, but to tell the truth I'd probably still be making 8-9 cups. And that could get expensive. I'm sure I would enjoy them more though.
I take it these machines are for people who are really into their coffee and not just someone looking for a better tasting cup with a bit more caffeine?
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:19 PM   #26
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I was making a full pot everyday and when we cut back, throwing out a half pot every day. I have one cup every day before work and my office machine is good for when I want another good cup of coffee in the afternoon, without the swill they serve in the facility.
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Lets face it, its a fun toy. I'm not going to lie, I want one cuz it looks fun and easy. I don't use my coffeemaker everyday because 3 days a week I am on day shift and need to dash out of the house by 0630. Blech. Those are the panic mornings I refer to. My oldest has recently started drinking coffee in the mornings and she has a tendency to use that powdered crap if there is no coffee made. I thought this might be a good call for her too.

I agree with you pacanis, those little cup things look expensive, which is why I am leaning toward being able to use my own coffee grounds. I have some truly amazing coffee from Costa Rica and some Kona that I love. I also have some maple coffee that is to die for. I wouldn't want to do without those items.
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This type of coffee maker is perfect for your family Alix. And yes they are fun and easy
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Someone brought me some coffee from Columbia and to tell the truth, I didn't notice any difference other than it looked like it had pieces of stuff in it...
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Someone brought me some coffee from Columbia and to tell the truth, I didn't notice any difference other than it looked like it had pieces of stuff in it...
And I can tell which Blend and roast Shrek brings me when he brews me a cup.
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