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(East Bay Express)   Old and busted: cronuts and twogging. The latest craze and emerging moral dilemma is... Pod Coffee   (eastbayexpress.com) divider line 198
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2013-08-23 11:04:22 PM

jim32rr: [shoponline.melitta.com image 199x297]

Single cups? What's the point


I F*cking LOVE that coffee...   :-)

/black with a pinch of sugar
 
2013-08-23 11:04:25 PM

AGremlin: [nirvana pic - msnbcmedia.msn.com image 600x450]


t.qkme.me
 
2013-08-23 11:04:41 PM
I can't drink machine coffee hot. It's just not coffee to me. It's great for iced coffee, though.
 
2013-08-23 11:06:33 PM

kevinatilusa: I've been pretty happy with the Clever Coffee Dripper

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Put coffee and hot water in a filter, wait about 4 minutes, then put the dripper on top of a cup and the coffee comes out the bottom.  For cleanup, just toss the filter and rinse out the dripper.


Vietnamese coffee press is better and requires less effort.
 
2013-08-23 11:09:22 PM

that was my nickname in highschool: I can't drink machine coffee hot. It's just not coffee to me. It's great for iced coffee, though.



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2013-08-23 11:09:36 PM

Tony_Pepperoni: jim32rr: [shoponline.melitta.com image 199x297]

Single cups? What's the point

I F*cking LOVE that coffee...   :-)

/black with a pinch of sugar


Yeah great stuff, had to start ordering online after a local grocery chain got bought up by another chain and they dropped Melitta. Fargin bastages
 
2013-08-23 11:11:44 PM
I love the coffee in little plastic pods craze.  That way I can continue to mock the "save the planet" generation for such an abysmally wasteful concept.  It's awesome reading about all the little justifications people use to do something stupid.  Me, me, me!
 
2013-08-23 11:11:50 PM

8Fingers: Guess how that worked, when each client had to wait for their cup, while others were enjoying theirs, poor secretary was running in and out of the conference room every two minutes.


We started with one Keurig machine at work.  Now we have eight.  Techies drink so much coffee our old coffee maker (a 60 cup commercial unit) never had stale coffee in it.   I'm not kidding.  i don't have any idea who thought a single cup dispenser would save money.  We barrel through those boxes of 25 cups at the rate of 3 or 4 per day.
 
2013-08-23 11:13:45 PM
Wow.
I wanted a Kuerig many years ago, my hippie wife (actually my hippie gf at the time) talked me out of it because of the waste.

I've already been in this debate... back in the aughts...

I lost.

Welcome to 2006 mutherfarkers!
 
2013-08-23 11:15:30 PM
I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah


I don't farking know. Seemed just as relevant.
 
2013-08-23 11:18:40 PM
The new hot market is for Urolagnia coffee.  Just piss in a cup and Urolagnians are more than happy to pay a bundle for it.  I wish everyone had my clairvoyance.
 
2013-08-23 11:18:41 PM
Meh.

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2013-08-23 11:19:29 PM

Aar1012: It's not that difficult to use the reusable cup. Hell, I prefer the reusable because I like how I grind my coffee


And making my own mix.
 
2013-08-23 11:23:38 PM
I'll worry about this once it becomes one billionth the issue those damn disposable plastic water bottles become.
 
2013-08-23 11:25:31 PM

OgreMagi: Quantum Apostrophe: [www.talkaboutcoffee.com image 270x301]

Beans, water, press button. What's so hard to grasp about this? It's cheaper in the long run.

I hear ya.

[www.jlhufford.com image 400x400]


Damn dude, that's kick-ass. Does it make the ends of your mustache twirl and untwirl like those things at parties?

It looks like it could.

My Saeco is on its last dregs, it needs a complete gasket overhaul, a temperature calibration and possibly a new pump.

If I can't do these repairs myself, a newer machine is in the cards.
 
2013-08-23 11:25:43 PM

rhiannon: I'll worry about this once it becomes one billionth the issue those damn disposable plastic water bottles become.


That's the spirit!
Keep wasting because that other guy wastes more than me!

/sound logic indeed.
 
2013-08-23 11:28:03 PM

tuna fingers: rhiannon: I'll worry about this once it becomes one billionth the issue those damn disposable plastic water bottles become.

That's the spirit!
Keep wasting because that other guy wastes more than me!

/sound logic indeed.


Sure.
 
2013-08-23 11:30:09 PM

Aar1012: It's not that difficult to use the reusable cup. Hell, I prefer the reusable because I like how I grind my coffee


Done in four!
 
2013-08-23 11:30:24 PM
Wah Wah  People pay for convenience!

or is it

I'm douchier then you, I use *insert random archaic way of making coffee* to brew my coffee.
 
2013-08-23 11:31:47 PM

Lsherm: But it's so convenient!

Actually, I drink too much coffee for those to be worth it to me.  My Keurig hasn't been used in over a year.  Too expensive.


Depends on the situation.  I used to think that my office was insane for having single-cup coffee makers.  But then I remembered all of the shiat that comes with pots of coffee.  "Don't drink that.  Bill made it.  He always makes to too strong."  Or, "Kate left 2 ounces in the pot again and now it's burned."  Having the single-serve system eliminated a whole range of animosity and bullshiat.  People drop in the packet, push the button, then get back to work.

Of course, it led to hoarding of the good packs.  I'm not going to name names but a coworker did see my stash of mudslides.
 
2013-08-23 11:34:46 PM

al's hat: Aar1012: It's not that difficult to use the reusable cup. Hell, I prefer the reusable because I like how I grind my coffee

Done in four!


I use this too. Only downside is that cup gets farking hot. Every once in awhile my husband wants a cup after I make one and I burn my fingers off trying to make a quick second cup.
 
2013-08-23 11:34:50 PM

Aar1012: It's not that difficult to use the reusable cup. Hell, I prefer the reusable because I like how I grind my coffee


I can never manage to hit the sweet spot with my blade grinder... I'll eventually have to pick up a decent burr grinder. Until then I just buy it from a local coffee shop and have them grind it which is working out well. Good, fresh coffee that hasn't been sitting on a shelf for weeks or months, and no waste. I bought the reusable cup at the same time as the Keurig and still haven't finished the sampler pack that came with the maker.
 
2013-08-23 11:35:25 PM

Kraftwerk Orange: I'm not a big coffee drinker (although I worked as a barista while in college in the 90's), but this is my preferred go-to when I feel like a little after-dinner treat.

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Somehow, I'm managed to not blow myself up.  Bonus - it works great when camping, too.


Yep.  I've one of those for espresso.  Awesome.  You win the thread.
 
2013-08-23 11:36:23 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: OgreMagi: Quantum Apostrophe: [www.talkaboutcoffee.com image 270x301]

Beans, water, press button. What's so hard to grasp about this? It's cheaper in the long run.

I hear ya.

[www.jlhufford.com image 400x400]

Damn dude, that's kick-ass. Does it make the ends of your mustache twirl and untwirl like those things at parties?

It looks like it could.

My Saeco is on its last dregs, it needs a complete gasket overhaul, a temperature calibration and possibly a new pump.

If I can't do these repairs myself, a newer machine is in the cards.


I highly recommend the Juro Capresso brand.  I've had it about five years and it still makes espresso like a champ.  It's recently started leaking a very tiny amount of water, but not enough to have me worried.  It's on the sink anyway.

I got mine at http://www.jlhufford.com/superautomatic-espresso.asp.  They occasionally offer factory returned and reconditioned models for about half price.  It came with a full warranty and was actually brand new.  They just couldn't sell it as new because it was a return (there was the chance it had a defect that had to be fixed).
 
2013-08-23 11:36:29 PM
I worked with a biatch that would dump sugar into the communal pot of coffee. What a farking whore.
 
2013-08-23 11:38:32 PM
I just wish it was easier to get the Black Blood of the Earth where I live. That stuff's awesome
 
2013-08-23 11:41:30 PM

mrswood: al's hat: Aar1012: It's not that difficult to use the reusable cup. Hell, I prefer the reusable because I like how I grind my coffee

Done in four!

I use this too. Only downside is that cup gets farking hot. Every once in awhile my husband wants a cup after I make one and I burn my fingers off trying to make a quick second cup.


I bought a four pack of the reusable cups for under $10...worth every penny.  I wouldn't even own a Keurig if it weren't for the reusable cups.
 
2013-08-23 11:41:46 PM

shtychkn: Wah Wah  People pay for convenience!

or is it

I'm douchier then you, I use *insert random archaic way of making coffee* to brew my coffee.


or better yet, how would a IPA fan make his coffee?  With hops. Lost of hops. I can hear it now:
"My hoptastic espresso made with the right selection give me 140 IBUs.  Of course the only way to to do it is that you have have harvested brass from WWII era unexploded mortar shells.  That goes into a cask heated by burning Jack Daniels aged barrel oak.  Now my friends, that is only way to drink coffee"

l
 
2013-08-23 11:41:52 PM

Tony_Pepperoni:   /black with a pinch of sugar

specialkae:  black with 2 teaspoons of sugar.


Jesus H. Christ!
We've lost the meaning of "black coffee" to the younger, stupider generation.

From wiki:
Black coffee may refer to:
Coffee, served as a beverage without cream or milk or sugar.
 
2013-08-23 11:42:27 PM

mrswood: al's hat: Aar1012: It's not that difficult to use the reusable cup. Hell, I prefer the reusable because I like how I grind my coffee

Done in four!

I use this too. Only downside is that cup gets farking hot. Every once in awhile my husband wants a cup after I make one and I burn my fingers off trying to make a quick second cup.


This is why we just bought two of them to start with, though I still wind up cleaning them most of the time.
 
2013-08-23 11:43:31 PM

What Plants Crave: mrswood: al's hat: Aar1012: It's not that difficult to use the reusable cup. Hell, I prefer the reusable because I like how I grind my coffee

Done in four!

I use this too. Only downside is that cup gets farking hot. Every once in awhile my husband wants a cup after I make one and I burn my fingers off trying to make a quick second cup.

This is why we just bought two of them to start with, though I still wind up cleaning them most of the time.


Genius. Why did I only buy one?
 
2013-08-23 11:43:36 PM

AGremlin: The only acceptable pod:


This. Best coffee ever.

Also, invest in a basic coffee grinder for $10. Never buy Starbucks again.
 
2013-08-23 11:44:27 PM

Roja Herring: Aar1012: It's not that difficult to use the reusable cup. Hell, I prefer the reusable because I like how I grind my coffee

Second.


Third. I've made hundreds of cups and all the waste goes in the garden or down the disposal.
 
2013-08-23 11:44:46 PM

mrswood: I worked with a biatch that would dump sugar into the communal pot of coffee. What a farking whore.


I would cut that biatch.
 
2013-08-23 11:50:14 PM
These coffee pod machines are very big here in Australia. I actually just made myself an espresso from my Lavazza Amodo Mio (or short black as it is called here in Melbourne) to sit down at the computer  with. Here is a photo of the coffee I just drank.

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For something to drink at home they are great, but you you want a real short black you need to get it from a $10,000 espresso machine that uses single origin beans. I pay $3 every day during my morning break to have a short black or a macchiato from one of the many coffee shops around my workplace.

I love the coffee culture in Melbourne, and the wholeItalian standing at the counter drinking your coffee thing is starting to become a little bigger here.
 
2013-08-23 11:52:34 PM

mrswood: I worked with a biatch that would dump sugar into the communal pot of coffee. What a farking whore.


Wtf?

No.

NO.
 
2013-08-23 11:55:58 PM
I had thought about buying a Keurig but the pods are so expensive that I decided on a french press.  Some of them are almost a dollar each, which is a little much compared to the cost of making it in a french press.  Although we have a Keurig at work and a good variety of coffee and it's pretty good.
 
2013-08-23 11:58:13 PM

megarian: mrswood: I worked with a biatch that would dump sugar into the communal pot of coffee. What a farking whore.

Wtf?

No.

NO.


That kinda shiat will start a fight around here.
 
2013-08-24 12:01:04 AM

wraith95: I just wish it was easier to get the Black Blood of the Earth where I live. That stuff's awesome


She sounds fat. Like Orca fat
 
2013-08-24 12:01:18 AM
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This is all I've ever used for years and years and I love it.

Kraftwerk Orange: I'm not a big coffee drinker (although I worked as a barista while in college in the 90's), but this is my preferred go-to when I feel like a little after-dinner treat.

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Somehow, I'm managed to not blow myself up.  Bonus - it works great when camping, too.


I've been wanting to get one of these but let me ask, why would you blow yourself up?
 
2013-08-24 12:01:22 AM

ElLoco: megarian: mrswood: I worked with a biatch that would dump sugar into the communal pot of coffee. What a farking whore.

Wtf?

No.

NO.

That kinda shiat will start a fight around here.


Do not taint the communal pot. That's how people get hurt.
 
2013-08-24 12:01:46 AM
Costco.
Kirkwood.

Fine, thanks.
 
2013-08-24 12:01:52 AM
Our office JUST got a Keurig. Like Wednesday. This evening I did buy a dozen pods with which to experiment. If I can get it to brew strong enough that it doesn't become dishwater when iced, I'll buy the reusable filters and my own coffee. The fine line for me is: as a single person who would drink about 24-30 oz a day of iced coffee, which is LEAST wasteful, from both a financial and environmental perspective? A large package might be cost effective at time of purchase, but will go stale. Factory-sealed pods are less likely to go stale, but are expensive and fodder for landfill.
 
2013-08-24 12:01:53 AM
Hands down, the most convenient way to wake up. Same dosage every time.
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2013-08-24 12:07:25 AM

cptjeff: If you really need single cups, why not just get a kettle and a small french press like the rest of the planet?


This. I get the feeling a lot of people just really like generating trash.
 
2013-08-24 12:07:34 AM
Because I can pop in a pod and press a button, and coffee magically appears in the cup. It solves the conundrum of being awake enough to make coffee so you're awake.

I put some coffee in the pot once I get to work, but it makes all the difference in the morning.
 
2013-08-24 12:07:37 AM
Never wanted to own a Keurig, as I prefer espresso type beverages.

That being said I do own a CBTL / Caffitaly system.

Best part: when you buy in bulk, it's cheaper to order the far superior Julius Meinl pods from Austria than to buy pods from my local Coffee Bean.
 
2013-08-24 12:08:19 AM
Nespresso for the douch-ey win!

I have this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5JBNxCzDeQ

And the all aluminum capsules run about $0.70 each. But on this version, the milk frothing is worth every penny.

It's the humvee of waste when it comes to coffee making.
 
2013-08-24 12:17:00 AM
Meh. Never understood the pod thing.

This...this I could get into:

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/partly because my dishwasher is always half full of coffee mugs
//that and, yum
 
2013-08-24 12:18:00 AM
I'm pretty sure the only wedding present my husband is aware that we received is our Keurig. He uses that thing 2-3 times every day. Saves a farkton of money at Starbucks, and we don't have to argue about what to brew - he'll drink it black (golf pro's don't dick around when it comes to coffee), and I'm the one who wants chai lattes all day long.

I'm the jackass that shows up to work first thing in the morning with my own coffee, and neglects to start the communal pot of black swill. Yeah, yeah, I'm a terrible person.
 
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