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Old 12-27-2011, 11:36 AM   #81
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Different manufacturers are now making single cup brewers that use the K-Cups. That's an acknowldgement that Keurig is the big dog in this area.

Several weeks ago, I saw an ad on TV for a single cup brewer that appeared to use a scoop. You used a long handled scoop to scoop some coffee and put the scoop with the coffee in the machine to brew. That would seem to offer a much less expensive alternative with infinite variety. Sadly, I haven't seen the ad since.
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Several weeks ago, I saw an ad on TV for a single cup brewer that appeared to use a scoop. You used a long handled scoop to scoop some coffee and put the scoop with the coffee in the machine to brew. That would seem to offer a much less expensive alternative with infinite variety. Sadly, I haven't seen the ad since.
How is that different from a regular drip pot?
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How is that different from a regular drip pot?
It's a single cup brewer similar to the Keurig and Tassimo except for the proprietary coffee containers.
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I saw that too. Was it Nestle Dolce Gusto maybe?
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I saw that too. Was it Nestle Dolce Gusto maybe?

No, it definitely was not that.

It was a fairly traditional looking device. I recall the brand name was a recognizable US brand. I just don't remember which one.
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OMG 8! Lol I must be very low maintenance when it comes to coffee!
I may like just a simple cup of coffee, but I do love the variety of coffee flavors. No fruity or mocha flavors. Just the coffee itself.
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No, it definitely was not that.

It was a fairly traditional looking device. I recall the brand name was a recognizable US brand. I just don't remember which one.
I was in Target tonight and saw the Hamilton Beach "The Scoop" you use the filter assembly as a scoop and it locks into the machine to brew a single cup. Is this it?

Hamilton Beach: The Scoop™ Single-Serve Coffeemaker (49981)
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I was in Target tonight and saw the Hamilton Beach "The Scoop" you use the filter assembly as a scoop and it locks into the machine to brew a single cup. Is this it?

Hamilton Beach: The Scoop™ Single-Serve Coffeemaker (49981)

YES! That's it. Thanks for digging it up.

I don't know why I didn't see it advertised more. It looks like it combines the benefits of the Keurig or Tassimo without the need to buy or make K-Cups. This would make single cup brewing much more economical.

I have no idea how good a cup of coffee it makes.
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I want a Keurig and I don't even drink coffee! We talked about getting one for Christmas, but didn't go for it.....

I've had a couple cups of English Breakfast Tea from a friend's pot, but thought the tea tasted a bit of coffee. Would that be my imagination? Can the flavors transfer?
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I want a Keurig and I don't even drink coffee! We talked about getting one for Christmas, but didn't go for it.....

I've had a couple cups of English Breakfast Tea from a friend's pot, but thought the tea tasted a bit of coffee. Would that be my imagination? Can the flavors transfer?
I have not had a problem with flavor transfer, but I wash & rinse the cup holder at least one a week.
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