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post #11 of 146
Do they really think they can get away with this ?

The printer ink market is a little different for comparison purposes, most people who actually drink coffee won't have too much trouble in getting to know what their favourite coffee is and buy accordingly, not to mention you can make it traditionally at home without much inconvenience, and you actually get to know what beans go into your coffee.

Also, there are so many coffee making machines out there, why would anyone think that putting DRM in such a competitive market would make any sense ? It will probably drive people away from that brand ecosystem entirely.
Edited by tpi2007 - 3/3/14 at 10:59am
 
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post #12 of 146
I've tried a couple of those single cup makers and never cared for the taste they left in my mouth. That on top of the massive waste they generate, I never understood why people use them.

I can be a coffee snob though (don't care for StarSchmucks either). I am currently working my way through a large bag of whole bean Typica from Kauai Coffee Company (the Big Bruddah ground is good too).
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post #13 of 146
Whatever.

I'll just get my coffee from The Pirate Bay then.
 
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post #14 of 146
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I own a Nespresso.

And I'm getting rid of it soon, in favor of a traditional brewer.

You are basically at the mercy of whatever Nestlé wants to do to your coffee.

It tastes good, but I've suffered two price increases already, and 3/4s of their catalogue is garbage anyway.
If only penelope cruz came with the nespresso...
post #15 of 146
DRMfee, no longer coffee.

ill keep my commercial koffee king brewer from the 80's, pulled it out of my dads restaurant when it closed. ive been drinking maxwell house my entire life. wont change now.
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post #16 of 146
Quote:
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Whatever.

I'll just get my coffee from The Pirate Bay then.

You wouldn't download a car, so why would you download your coffee?.... Oh wait, I'll just 3D print some for me.
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Wow...I never even knew those coffee "pods" were specific to a coffee maker...well...I assumed there would be some that wouldn't take them well, but I figured they'd be like pods for the dishwasher. You put it in there and the water dissolves what needs to be dissolved out of the pod. I just that they were lazy people who didn't want to measure coffee grounds or deal with the mess that might happen if spilled some.

I don't drink much coffee, but my wife does...and for that we just grind our own beans and put it in the espresso machine. It isn't that hard or that expensive and we get something that rivals the $5+ drinks you get from a Starbucks or Caribou coffee shop.
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post #18 of 146
People are so freaking lazy. Just boil water and use a french press like a real man. Oh gollie gee it takes 3 extra minutes... THE HORROR.
post #19 of 146
http://deathwishcoffee.com/

technically this one http://deathwishcoffee.com/products/valhall-java-odin-force-blend

been drinking it for months, this coffee seems to go further since I dont have to use as much of it for a good full flavor.

but hey, to each their own. Deathwish works great in my off the shelf Mr. Coffee maker and it's DRM free lol
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post #20 of 146
Quote:
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People are so freaking lazy. Just boil water and use a french press like a real man. Oh gollie gee it takes 3 extra minutes... THE HORROR.


lol. I get up in the morning, walk to my kitchen, fill and turn on my electric kettle, go to the bathroom, do my business, and by the time I'm done the SSS routine, I'm ready to mix my tasters choice.
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