Originally Posted by Kaldari
As others kind of hit on, it isn't really a matter of time. It literally takes my kettle less than 2 minutes to bring water up to temp. If you fill the kettle the night before, as is done with the Keurig, then there are 4 steps total for me. If you spoon the coffee into the press as well, so as to compare things apples to apples as closely as possible, then you can shave it to 3.
- Push button on kettle (wait 2 minutes)
- Pour water into press
- Push button on auto-resetting 5m timer
The cleanup and maintenance of the press is both cheaper and easier in the long-term. If you buy the prepared cups, it's also waaayyyy cheaper. The result is a much better tasting cup of coffee with more caffeine extraction, seeing as that's the primary reason most people drink coffee in the first place.
It really is just a matter of laziness and/or ignorance. That isn't a dig. It's just an observation based off of plenty of personal experience with both people and coffee. The trade off for a couple of minutes isn't close to worth it.
This can be said about a lot of things though, a little bit of time and effort can really make a difference.
I also like to juice, as opposed to purchasing juice in a can/bottle/jar/jug/container. I can grab oranges, slice the rind off, and have it in the juice in about a minute and a half, and seconds later have a fresh pulpy orange juice that tastes amazing. On the flip side, it takes my wife 10 minutes to do the same thing because she doesn't have the routine down.
Coffee wise, I have a Saeco espresso machine; add some filtered water, a nice fresh ground espresso and a few minutes later I have nice espresso. As with your kettle it takes about two minutes to warm up, I just swing by the kitchen and turn it on while I am prepping other things.
In terms of taste, the Keurig was terrible, and can't hold a candle to what even a basic drip coffee maker can do. It did't matter what brand of k-cup I used, or what flavor, they all tasted like they had aspartame in them. A very artificial taste, either like the nasty sweetener or other preservative.