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It saddens me that so many of you are hopelessly addicted to coffee like this. cryingsmiley.gif

My heart goes out to you and your loved ones. Maybe someday, you can kick this habit and consider more healthy morning options.

Now if you'll excuse me, my breakfast has arrived.

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And here I thought the photo would be of several pounds of nice, fat, juicy, salt cured American style bacon. You know, a healthy morning option. tongue.gif
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post #62 of 146
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No thanks. I'll take my wasteful Keurig anyday

Using a french press is a breeze if you use a single-serving sized press and a temperature adjustable kettle. It takes pretty minimal effort. In fact, I'd say the process is easier compared to fooling with those disposable screens most people end up using. The press is a snap to clean. Shake the grounds into the trash, rinse everything, and it's ready for next time. You barely have to think about it once it becomes habit.

If you use the regular cups, then there's no competition in the flavor and caffeine extraction departments.
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Lol, nothing is as simple and fool proof as a Keurig. And the taste is pretty darn good to me...
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Lol, nothing is as simple and fool proof as a Keurig. And the taste is pretty darn good to me...

 

This, what everyone is missing here is this simple fact. Keurig is like the Nintendo Wii of coffee. Simple, easy to use, and satisfies those who aren't hardcore about their coffee. My wife NEVER would drink coffee on a regular basis before she got a Keurig and we only got one on a whim and because we saw it on clearance for $35... now she is drinking each day sometimes twice a day, trying to learn about the different beans and grinds etc... but ONLY because of the Keurig... now knowing her if there is more effort she needs to put in than the Keurig (no matter how simple you or I think it might be) she will stop drinking coffee period. This is the simple beauty of Keurig. It isn't and shouldn't be for those of you who are real coffee drinkers. It is for the casual market and targeted very well IMO based on that.

    
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NoDoz and ice water. Two dollars for a 2 week supply with better results.
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post #66 of 146
The Keurig is also brilliant in commercial settings. First time I ever saw one was at the Lexus dealership a few years ago when we were getting some routine service done on our IS. It is perfect in that setting.
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Using a french press is a breeze if you use a single-serving sized press and a temperature adjustable kettle. It takes pretty minimal effort. In fact, I'd say the process is easier compared to fooling with those disposable screens most people end up using. The press is a snap to clean. Shake the grounds into the trash, rinse everything, and it's ready for next time. You barely have to think about it once it becomes habit.

If you use the regular cups, then there's no competition in the flavor and caffeine extraction departments.

Theres no point. I have the auto timer on it set for it to come on 5 minutes before i wake up so its nice and ready when i get downstairs. Push the door closed, select my size and away i go
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Theres no point. I have the auto timer on it set for it to come on 5 minutes before i wake up so its nice and ready when i get downstairs. Push the door closed, select my size and away i go

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.

  1. Push button on kettle (wait 2 minutes)
  2. Pour water into press
  3. 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.
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There is no life without my cup of jo in the morning. I'm so lazy I set the perk so its ready when I stumble in. I do enjoy a cup of Kona when I can afford it. Not to often its pretty pricey.
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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.

  1. Push button on kettle (wait 2 minutes)
  2. Pour water into press
  3. 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.
    
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