Nix Nightbird: stewbert: My experience with K-cups is from extensive business hotels, which seem to love them. K-cups make poor quality coffee. I've tried buying fancier ones, but wasn't able to find one that made a good cup of coffee.See, here's where I don't understand people. To me, all coffee tastes about the same, and all that varies is the darkness of it (and I hate bold coffee) and whether or not it's a flavored coffee (caramel, hazelnut, etc.) -- but otherwise, coffee is like beer to my palate in the regard that it's all the same and there's no such thing as "good" coffee. There's just coffee. It tastes like coffee. I don't care if it was hand-picked out of the droppings of rare marsupials in the Andes, and then refined in the vaginas of virgins before being ground by experts in the field of grinding and brewed by people who have a Master's Degree in brewing coffee, or if it was made by the 50-year-old industrial piece of tin at the 7-11. To me, it's still just coffee.So I put about six creams in it, and chocolate or sugar, and drink it for it's medicinal value (caffeine).To me, the Keurig brews coffee as well as the French press I used to own. But it also brews some really tasty tea, some decent hot cider, some yummy hot cocoa, and a variety of beverages that I do like. I have green tea, black tea, cinnamon tea, mint tea, and various brand names. I like having the variety without having to put on a kettle, dunk the bag, and wait. I don't drink it enough to care if I'm throwing out a K-cup.But to say, even from the perspective of someone who allegedly likes coffee and can discern a difference between them, that the Keurig has no good coffee..? That seems ludicrous to me. I have a basket FILLED with various coffees, in various strengths, in various flavors. Surely, out of the thousands of coffees available in K-cups, there has to be one that coffee snobs like!
stewbert: My experience with K-cups is from extensive business hotels, which seem to love them. K-cups make poor quality coffee. I've tried buying fancier ones, but wasn't able to find one that made a good cup of coffee.
Far Cough: Because Dunkin Donuts doesn't waste coffee, or water, and magically makes a single brew that satisfies all of your various strength/flavor demands? Cool. And K-cups magically do the same thing, even though their coffee in all varieties tastes like watery sharts? Nice. Drink what you like.
spawn73: Why is a cup of coffee referred to as a cup of joe?
Boo_Guy: And the revolt will come when Keurig starts bringing in their new machines that will only make coffee from officially licensed Keurig K-cups.Keurig Plans to Lock Out Third-Party K-Cups From its New Coffee Makers http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/03/12/keurig-plans-to-lo ck- out-third-party-k-cups-from-i.aspxKeurig 2.0 machines to feature RFID-limited K-cups http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/keurig-20-machines-to-feature-r fid -limited-k-cups-030314.html
mike_d85: I am forced to keep ordering the stupid K cups at my office because everyone loves variety in their coffee. When I started, there was 2 big urns, one with regular and one with decaf. Now I have to buy the light roast, dark roast, medium roast, 2 flavors, tea, and decaf. And keep track of how much we have of each.I bring 1 cup of coffee from home. I always brought coffee from home. I never had any interest in the coffee except when running late or having a bad day. Yes, I'm bitter.darwinpolice: According to the box, the ones I buy are 97% biodegradable.Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go sniff my own farts in my Prius.of course it is. Considering 95% of it is the coffee beans inside the cup, it IS 97% biodegradable.
syberpud: Oh great, this thread again...The author doesn't realize they make re-usable pods that work with Keurig machines? Plus you can use your own favorite, fresh stuff!There is also a line of recyclable K-cups, so calm down.
PainInTheASP: Spend the ten bucks and get the little mesh plastic "Eco-Cup". Grind the beans & empty into eco-cup, place in machine, remember to rinse when done.Bonus: co-workers rarely use it because it's "too much work", leaving your choice of beans unmolested.
darwinpolice: According to the box, the ones I buy are 97% biodegradable.Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go sniff my own farts in my Prius.
busy chillin': filters? grinding beans?Sh*t, I inject whole beans directly into my bloodstream.
flondrix: Banned on the Run: Using K-cups is not always bad...[i216.photobucket.com image 468x702][i216.photobucket.com image 417x639]Came for this.
Billy Bathsalt: The real problem is that the stores used to carry ground coffee and whole beans, if you don't want your coffee to taste like pyramid dust. Now they carry ground dust and k-cups full of ground dust.
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