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Old 11-03-2012, 11:40 AM   #41
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...pac, as to the question of whether you need to wait between coffee brewings with the keurig, i would say no. ....
Thanks. I wasn't sure if it would be OK to pour cold water into a machine that had just finished brewing a cup.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:59 AM   #42
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In that case, I give up.

I'm fascinated by the one cup brewers but it doesn't make a lot of sense for us. I saw a Cuisinart one-cup that has a small coffee holder that you fill with your own coffee and brew one cup so you don't have to buy the expensive single serving containers. Not sure if it also takes the containers.
You can also get refillable Keurig cups. They're about $6 on Amazon, also available elsewhere.

We don't drink much coffee, it makes me really jittery. It might be the Gevalia Kenyan we have, seems like it's uber caffinated.
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:46 PM   #43
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Thanks. I wasn't sure if it would be OK to pour cold water into a machine that had just finished brewing a cup.
The machines you are looking at have a reservoir and the water is automatically drawn up and heated after your cup is made. Thus a cup in seconds rather than minutes.

If we drank 5-6 cups of coffee(each) a day the Keurig would be too expensive to keep up for Shrek and I. But, one or two cups a day, it is a bargain as we are not throwing out coffee.

The K-Cups called "Extra Bold" are formulated for the travel mugs, they hold 3 tablespoons of fine ground coffee. I just dissected one to find that out. The refillables will hold that amount.

With my coffee club my cups are costing 56 cents each.
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Thanks, Fi.
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You guys just need to cut it out. We've been thinking about getting a Keurig, since we don't drink coffee that much, but do like an occasional cup. Now I'm about over the edge. Next stop, Amazon.com.
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You guys just need to cut it out. We've been thinking about getting a Keurig, since we don't drink coffee that much, but do like an occasional cup. Now I'm about over the edge. Next stop, Amazon.com.

They sell boxes of 80 K-Cups at Costco...
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They sell boxes of 80 K-Cups at Costco...
it would take us 2 years to go through them! Still, added to my Costco list!
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The only reason the Keurig crossed my mind is because I saw they offer an 18oz cup now. It is for their travel mug. Since I make 8 cups in the morning (at what, 4oz/cup?), sometimes drinking it all, but usually having a cup leftover for midday or the following morning, that seemed to add some practicality to that type of brewer. An 18oz cup would probably suit me fine in the morning and it I want another midday I can use a single serving size.
But the cost... ouch. I haven't read yet if they make a larger 18oz refillable K cup to use your own grounds.
My daughter has the Keurig. And like you said, "Oh the expense!" So now they have Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter: Amazon.com: Home & Kitchen

You can use your own preferred ground coffee. The ones being advertised on TV were horrible. You lost more coffee to the counter than what went into your cup. They also cost more to ship than the price of them. This one is made by Keurig. I haven't read the reviews. I will let you do that.

I am quite happy with my Mr. Coffee machine at this time. When the Keurig patent runs out and other major small appliance makers come out with their version of the Keurig at a lower price, I will then consider buying one. I am not one who has to have the latest and greatest as soon as it hits the streets. As long as what I have works, I am happy with it.
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You guys just need to cut it out. We've been thinking about getting a Keurig, since we don't drink coffee that much, but do like an occasional cup. Now I'm about over the edge. Next stop, Amazon.com.
Sounds to me that you are their next customer. Go for it. Happy shopping! They also take up less space on your counter.
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dawg, just don't go running off to buy keurig's platinum b70 coffee machine without first checking out the smaller, less expensive models.--'specially if you guys aren't regular coffee drinkers. i'm happy with my b60, but you might look at the b40 model too. if you shop carefully you might not even spend a hundred dollars--but not likely at amazon....:)

i too thought a case of 100 k cups would last me like, forever. but, the coffee was so phenomenally good that i first doubled, then tripled, my daily intake of coffee. that first case of coffee k cups ended up lasting two of us less than one month!

these days i spend a few pleasurable hours every month or two bidding on keurig coffee k cups on ebay, and am on the lookout for new brands and flavors to try out with my keurig machine....
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