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Old 12-27-2012, 02:45 PM   #141
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I recieved the single cup model as a Christmas gift, which is great because I wouldn't spend that much on myself. I was also given the reusable filter which allows for the use of your own coffee, plus a few varieties of the K-cups. I tried my regular coffee (Maxwell House) and found it to be a bit weak. I suspect this may be due to my coffee being a regular grind. I wonder if it would help to buzz it a few times in the coffee grinder to produce a finer grind? I do like being able to make a single cup with no waste.
I would give it a whiz in the coffee grinder. I often do that with Folgers, to use with my espresso machine.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:28 PM   #142
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I think you're right Addie,
It probably makes more sense for you to make a full pot for use during the day. For me it is just a convenience. I only use it in the morning before leaving the house for work. Of course I stop at the convenience store for another cup before I get to work!

I think I'll try the grinder Taxlady,
It can't hurt to give it a shot.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:36 PM   #143
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Folgers (what I currently have) and Maxwell House seem to have the same grind. My Folgers tastes fine if I put 3 scoops (TB?) in a refillable Eko Brew cup and run 2-10z cycles. They each have so many different flavors though that I wonder if that has something to do with it.

And I used to nuke an afternoon cup. They seemed to have a different taste nuking to warm up as opposed to fresh. I much prefer the Keurig for one single afternnon cup.
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:58 PM   #144
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Thank you Vit for your kind words.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:48 PM   #145
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crazy coffee prices! i will very likely soon be priced right out of the k cup market altogether... on ebay, where i used to get a case of 108 emeril's big easy blend coffee k cups for 37 cents each, people are now paying 75 cents and up to a dollar plus.

in the meanwhile, waiting for san francisco fog chaser to arrive in january. my biggest concern is that it will be too thin, not full-bodied enough for my pampered keurig coffee palate.

so pf, i did manage to strike a pretty good bargain (in today's coffee market) with an ebay seller, for the extra bold sumatran reserve coffee blend, at 48 cents per k cup.

i expect i'll like the sumatra, from your ringing endorsement. but actually, i'm not very strict or critical in my keurig coffee ratings. for instance, i like newman's own just fine. and i wasn't even dissuaded from drinking tully's italian roast coffee after all that scat talk about it today in the threads. matter-of-fact, i'm having a mug of the tully's right now....:)
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:50 PM   #146
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I got one of those Emeril big easy blends in my sampler pack. I haven't tried it yet.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:17 PM   #147
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crazy coffee prices! i will very likely soon be priced right out of the k cup market altogether... on ebay, where i used to get a case of 108 emeril's big easy blend coffee k cups for 37 cents each, people are now paying 75 cents and up to a dollar plus.

in the meanwhile, waiting for san francisco fog chaser to arrive in january. my biggest concern is that it will be too thin, not full-bodied enough for my pampered keurig coffee palate.

so pf, i did manage to strike a pretty good bargain (in today's coffee market) with an ebay seller, for the extra bold sumatran reserve coffee blend, at 48 cents per k cup.

i expect i'll like the sumatra, from your ringing endorsement. but actually, i'm not very strict or critical in my keurig coffee ratings. for instance, i like newman's own just fine. and i wasn't even dissuaded from drinking tully's italian roast coffee after all that scat talk about it today in the threads. matter-of-fact, i'm having a mug of the tully's right now....:)
I'm glad my lack of quick response did not lose you the bid.

I usually use the 10 ounce brew on my extra bolds, they are perfect for me. Shrek uses the 12 ounce.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:29 PM   #148
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I got one of those Emeril big easy blends in my sampler pack. I haven't tried it yet.
I'm glad you are enjoying your Keurig! Wal-mart carries the 18 cup boxes for $9.98 to 10.98. Nice way to try out new blends. THEN I order from the coffee club. I do have an outlet for coffees we don't think are great, I take them to work and put them out for those that would like a cup. I have several people who come by daily.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:33 AM   #149
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Times change, things change. SO and I are now considering a one cup coffee maker. After reading this and a couple of other threads on where to get coffee, I'm floundering is a sea of information.

So, one step at a time.

Fred, I see you bought a commercial model (#145). Are you happy with that/are there any issues? Do you know if there are still issues with the Platinum series?

We use mugs that hold about 10 ounces of coffee (before cream). Do we need different K-Cups pr do we do 2 K-Cups to fill a mug?
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:03 AM   #150
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I love my machine. No problems at all. I just wish it held more water, but then it would take longer to fill the reservoir, so I guess it's a trade-off.
I used to run 2-6 oz cups through one K-cup and it tasted fine, but now I run the machine on the 10 oz setting and use a fresh K-cup every time. That allows me to put a little milk in my cup, run the cycle and carry it without spilling over the edge.
I found I could not get a decent cup using a refillable K-cup and my usual Folgers or Maxwell House. The taste just wasn't there. I should probably upgrade coffee sometime and do another comparison.

I'm glad I got the Keurig. And if I feel like one cup in the afternoon it's always fresh.
Go for it.
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