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2014-04-25 07:49:21 PM  
"The genius of Cups..."

morirdeasco.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-25 08:24:01 PM  
i.imgur.com

What my friend Donna will look like in a week with this deal
 
2014-04-25 08:41:59 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-25 08:47:13 PM  
The catch is that the coffee is served in a 4oz cup and you can only get one at a time.
 
2014-04-25 09:03:04 PM  
I'm considering changing my rockstar habit back to k-cups or coffee, are those k-cup thing economical?

What kinda coffee will they serve?
Who will write their software?

It better be good is all. God damn
 
2014-04-25 09:04:28 PM  
Also? As of right now, my caffeine habit is $30 a month, this idea better be ducking awesome coffee.
 
2014-04-25 09:06:11 PM  
Dilbert's Dad called. He'll be right over. He can't resist a challenge.
 
2014-04-25 09:06:48 PM  
That's less than half of what the missus has spent so far this month... so count us in.
 
2014-04-25 09:07:20 PM  

VivianVivisect: I'm considering changing my rockstar habit back to k-cups or coffee, are those k-cup thing economical?


They're expensive and brew crappy coffee. Buy an aeropress and get 12 oz bags from a coffeeshop with decent beans. Ask them to grind a little bit finer than for a drip filter.
 
2014-04-25 09:07:37 PM  
twenty and we're talkin douchebag.
 
2014-04-25 09:09:25 PM  

BATMANATEE: The catch is that the coffee is served in a 4oz cup and you can only get one at a time.


That would kill it for me.
(reads TA)
Nope, not there.  I'm listening.

/not really, to practical, drink most of mine at home anyway.
 
2014-04-25 09:09:42 PM  

clkeagle: That's less than half of what the missus has spent so far this month... so count us in.


I drtfa...I'm guessing this doesn't include all the "fancy" drinks and is limited to the traditional burnt water?
 
2014-04-25 09:10:07 PM  
"too"
 
2014-04-25 09:10:14 PM  
"If Israelis didn't screw us over," Rotem says, "then Americans probably won't."
-  And here is where you are wrong.
 
2014-04-25 09:11:34 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: VivianVivisect: I'm considering changing my rockstar habit back to k-cups or coffee, are those k-cup thing economical?

They're expensive and brew crappy coffee. Buy an aeropress and get 12 oz bags from a coffeeshop with decent beans. Ask them to grind a little bit finer than for a drip filter.


My mother's k-cup machine, like the coffee always tastes burnt ...I couldn't live like that. Have you tried those espresso machines?

These machines are quite an investment.


\\Also--- the $45 doesn't include lattes or speciality drinks--- just coffee. Bullshiat.
 
2014-04-25 09:12:27 PM  

VivianVivisect: I'm considering changing my rockstar habit back to k-cups or coffee, are those k-cup thing economical?

What kinda coffee will they serve?
Who will write their software?

It better be good is all. God damn


I used to drink a lot of Rockstar (the Rehab line, non-carbonated) and have since moved on to these:

www.drinkwhat.com

About half the ingredients list (they can use less preservative due to the lower fluid amount and the sealing top similar to a squeezy ketchup bottle), and you can control the amount of caffeine per your current state.  At 4 bucks a pop they far outpace Rockstar for value per ounce IMO.
 
2014-04-25 09:12:33 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: clkeagle: That's less than half of what the missus has spent so far this month... so count us in.

I drtfa...I'm guessing this doesn't include all the "fancy" drinks and is limited to the traditional burnt water?


You guessed right! You gotta pay $85 for lattes and shiat.
 
2014-04-25 09:14:00 PM  

Nordschleife: VivianVivisect: I'm considering changing my rockstar habit back to k-cups or coffee, are those k-cup thing economical?

What kinda coffee will they serve?
Who will write their software?

It better be good is all. God damn

I used to drink a lot of Rockstar (the Rehab line, non-carbonated) and have since moved on to these:

About half the ingredients list (they can use less preservative due to the lower fluid amount and the sealing top similar to a squeezy ketchup bottle), and you can control the amount of caffeine per your current state.  At 4 bucks a pop they far outpace Rockstar for value per ounce IMO.


I've never tried those...ooooooo I'm going to now...oooo
 
2014-04-25 09:14:12 PM  
www.shopmzb.com
best coffee for the money bar none. ~$8.00 a can.  way less than $45.00 a month.
 
2014-04-25 09:14:21 PM  
Although I should probably get the brand right and mention they were Monster Energy Rehabs.  I did used to drink Rockstar, too.  The zero carb blue can I think.
 
2014-04-25 09:14:24 PM  

VivianVivisect: are those k-cup thing economical?


If you buy the packaged cups, then they are expensive compared to a pot brewed at home.  After an investment around $100, it's about $0.65 per cup.  You can get that number down to around $0.50 per cup if you buy in bulk.  You can also chose the "My K-Cup", which is a refillable pod you put your own coffee in.

For me, it works out just fine.  I don't drink much coffee, and I hate dealing with grounds.  The prepackaged ones are fine for me.  I rarely use the "My K-Cup".  This said, I do love me my energy drinks... so most of my fix doesn't come from the machine.  For someone like my parents who drink a couple pots of coffee on the weekend or my grandparents who seem to keep a pot brewing at all times, it's going to be horribly expensive unless they use the refillable pod and buy their own coffee.

The only word of caution is that there are reports that Keurig is going to start putting the coffee-pod equivalent of DRM on future brewer models to force manufacturers to pay a licensing fee.  So, that's pretty evil.
 
2014-04-25 09:16:25 PM  

VivianVivisect: Also? As of right now, my caffeine habit is $30 a month, this idea better be ducking awesome coffee.


It's only for non-Starbucks shops...

So yeah, it's at least got that going for it.
 
2014-04-25 09:21:25 PM  

AcademGreen: VivianVivisect: are those k-cup thing economical?

If you buy the packaged cups, then they are expensive compared to a pot brewed at home.  After an investment around $100, it's about $0.65 per cup.  You can get that number down to around $0.50 per cup if you buy in bulk.  You can also chose the "My K-Cup", which is a refillable pod you put your own coffee in.

For me, it works out just fine.  I don't drink much coffee, and I hate dealing with grounds.  The prepackaged ones are fine for me.  I rarely use the "My K-Cup".  This said, I do love me my energy drinks... so most of my fix doesn't come from the machine.  For someone like my parents who drink a couple pots of coffee on the weekend or my grandparents who seem to keep a pot brewing at all times, it's going to be horribly expensive unless they use the refillable pod and buy their own coffee.

The only word of caution is that there are reports that Keurig is going to start putting the coffee-pod equivalent of DRM on future brewer models to force manufacturers to pay a licensing fee.  So, that's pretty evil.


It's hard for me to commit $100 to something I don't think I'll use that much considering I'm a coffee slut-- I'm very pernicious when it comes to my coffee.
 
2014-04-25 09:21:25 PM  
No thanks I will just keep buying shots of espresso at the bar in our building for $0.50/per and make my own on the weekends.

Oh and fark Starbucks...I want my Supersonics back.
 
2014-04-25 09:21:58 PM  

VivianVivisect: I'm considering changing my rockstar habit back to k-cups or coffee, are those k-cup thing economical?

What kinda coffee will they serve?
Who will write their software?

It better be good is all. God damn


I use the refillable K-cups and just put whatever coffee I feel like that month in there, currently HEB Cafe Ole Pecan ( not a coffee snob) or some flavor of Dunkin, it's cheap. Between that and the free crap at work $45 sounds wicked high.
 
2014-04-25 09:22:52 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: VivianVivisect: I'm considering changing my rockstar habit back to k-cups or coffee, are those k-cup thing economical?

They're expensive and brew crappy coffee. Buy an aeropress and get 12 oz bags from a coffeeshop with decent beans. Ask them to grind a little bit finer than for a drip filter.


Honestly, the beans matter more than the production. Grind fresh daily and use a Mr. Coffee with a metal reusable filter, and I think it's awesome.
 
2014-04-25 09:23:28 PM  
I get all the stale Maxwell House I want for $5/month at work.
 
2014-04-25 09:27:10 PM  

VivianVivisect: I'm considering changing my rockstar habit back to k-cups or coffee, are those k-cup thing economical?


Depends on the situation.  Last company I worked for did single-serving coffee in a couple of styles over the years.  The cost per cup was way higher than if they had pots or urns but the bullshiat factor was reduced to 0.  Nobody doing the "it's not empty" thing by leaving 1/8" of coffee in the pot.  And no burned out pots because nobody wanted to be the one to make the next pot.  Nobody complaining that "Bill makes it too strong" and "Kathy makes it too weak".  It's hard to put a dollar figure on that kind of peace.

But, for an individual, not really much of a money saver.  And all those little plastic cups can't be good for the environment.  It might eventually save you money if you run regular grounds thru it using the reusable mini-filer they sell.  But then you have to dump the grounds and rinse the filter after every cup.
 
2014-04-25 09:27:58 PM  
Are you guys terrified at the amount of empty sugar calories you consume a day in your coffee? I tried coffee black. I can't do if again .....
 
2014-04-25 09:28:57 PM  
I get free coffee at work.

It's so good I buy beans from the Starbucks across the street and brew my own with a 500ml French press.

/Sumatra, Guatemala and Verona ftw
//and fark Starbucks for not bringing regular Komodo Dragon anymore
 
2014-04-25 09:32:09 PM  
Um, Bruegger's already does this with the Bottomless Mug, and its cheaper, too.  Plus you can fill it up at any of them.
 
2014-04-25 09:32:48 PM  

sotua: I get free coffee at work.

It's so good I buy beans from the Starbucks across the street and brew my own with a 500ml French press.

/Sumatra, Guatemala and Verona ftw
//and fark Starbucks for not bringing regular Komodo Dragon anymore


French presses are like $10? Right?
 
2014-04-25 09:33:50 PM  

VivianVivisect: Are you guys terrified at the amount of empty sugar calories you consume a day in your coffee? I tried coffee black. I can't do if again .....


Not at all.

Because I drink coffee, not vaguely coffee-flavored, sugar-laden fantasy drinks.

But seriously, it's a matter of finding a coffee that tastes good by itself. Not every coffee is good to drink black and with no sugar

/and fark artificial sweetener
//stopped adding sugar to coffee and tea rather than use sweetener
 
2014-04-25 09:35:11 PM  

VivianVivisect: Are you guys terrified at the amount of empty sugar calories you consume a day in your coffee? I tried coffee black. I can't do if again .....


Why add sugar? I throw some Folgers and hot water in a French Press, and it works well and is very economical. Doesn't taste like burnt ass and no calories. Putting it in a carafe and keeping a full pot perpetually heated will break down the coffee and make it taste terrible.
 
2014-04-25 09:35:23 PM  

VivianVivisect: sotua: I get free coffee at work.

It's so good I buy beans from the Starbucks across the street and brew my own with a 500ml French press.

/Sumatra, Guatemala and Verona ftw
//and fark Starbucks for not bringing regular Komodo Dragon anymore

French presses are like $10? Right?


There's from $10 to $100 and everything in between. I have a cheap $6 one and a fancy bodum that was about $60. If your office has a hot water kettle, you're set.
 
2014-04-25 09:35:24 PM  

VivianVivisect: sotua: I get free coffee at work.

It's so good I buy beans from the Starbucks across the street and brew my own with a 500ml French press.

/Sumatra, Guatemala and Verona ftw
//and fark Starbucks for not bringing regular Komodo Dragon anymore

French presses are like $10? Right?


If you use a french press, you could also try brewing cold coffee in the fridge over night.  Just fill it in cold water and let it sit with the grounds.  I find it makes the coffee less bitter, if you don't like black coffee.  Still, it'll be black coffee without the bite.
 
2014-04-25 09:37:19 PM  

AcademGreen: VivianVivisect: sotua: I get free coffee at work.

It's so good I buy beans from the Starbucks across the street and brew my own with a 500ml French press.

/Sumatra, Guatemala and Verona ftw
//and fark Starbucks for not bringing regular Komodo Dragon anymore

French presses are like $10? Right?

If you use a french press, you could also try brewing cold coffee in the fridge over night.  Just fill it in cold water and let it sit with the grounds.  I find it makes the coffee less bitter, if you don't like black coffee.  Still, it'll be black coffee without the bite.


Oooooo danggggggg that sounds soooo good
 
2014-04-25 09:37:25 PM  

VivianVivisect: Are you guys terrified at the amount of empty sugar calories you consume a day in your coffee? I tried coffee black. I can't do if again .....


A collision as a teenager cured me of putting sugar in regular coffee.
 
2014-04-25 09:38:31 PM  

VivianVivisect: sotua: I get free coffee at work.

It's so good I buy beans from the Starbucks across the street and brew my own with a 500ml French press.

/Sumatra, Guatemala and Verona ftw
//and fark Starbucks for not bringing regular Komodo Dragon anymore

French presses are like $10? Right?


$8 at Tuesday Morning, 32-oz glass beaker type. Compared to my $25 eight-year-old Mr. Coffee machine which holds more but has a coffee-infused burner and probably some mold somewhere.
 
2014-04-25 09:40:23 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFFEE COFEEE
 
2014-04-25 09:40:25 PM  

jtown: It might eventually save you money if you run regular grounds thru it using the reusable mini-filer they sell.  But then you have to dump the grounds and rinse the filter after every cup.


Oh Jesus. Is it really too hard for you to pass water through a f*cking upside down filter?

We have a french press but are considering the K-cup w/filter. Only thing I dislike about the french press is that over time the mesh breaks down and you get too many grounds in your coffee.
 
2014-04-25 09:40:28 PM  

rebelyell2006: VivianVivisect: sotua: I get free coffee at work.

It's so good I buy beans from the Starbucks across the street and brew my own with a 500ml French press.

/Sumatra, Guatemala and Verona ftw
//and fark Starbucks for not bringing regular Komodo Dragon anymore

French presses are like $10? Right?

$8 at Tuesday Morning, 32-oz glass beaker type. Compared to my $25 eight-year-old Mr. Coffee machine which holds more but has a coffee-infused burner and probably some mold somewhere.


You have a Tuesday morning toooo? I thought it was a mom and pop store. Cool
 
2014-04-25 09:43:10 PM  

VivianVivisect: rebelyell2006: VivianVivisect: sotua: I get free coffee at work.

It's so good I buy beans from the Starbucks across the street and brew my own with a 500ml French press.

/Sumatra, Guatemala and Verona ftw
//and fark Starbucks for not bringing regular Komodo Dragon anymore

French presses are like $10? Right?

$8 at Tuesday Morning, 32-oz glass beaker type. Compared to my $25 eight-year-old Mr. Coffee machine which holds more but has a coffee-infused burner and probably some mold somewhere.

You have a Tuesday morning toooo? I thought it was a mom and pop store. Cool


No, it's a national chain. Like a Big Lots but slightly higher respectability.
 
2014-04-25 09:44:16 PM  
My friend says I need a special bean to brew in a French press? Is she a liar liar pants on fire?
 
2014-04-25 09:45:04 PM  
www.dearcoffeeiloveyou.com
 
2014-04-25 09:45:24 PM  
Caffeine makes your nuts small.
 
2014-04-25 09:45:33 PM  

rebelyell2006: VivianVivisect: rebelyell2006: VivianVivisect: sotua: I get free coffee at work.

It's so good I buy beans from the Starbucks across the street and brew my own with a 500ml French press.

/Sumatra, Guatemala and Verona ftw
//and fark Starbucks for not bringing regular Komodo Dragon anymore

French presses are like $10? Right?

$8 at Tuesday Morning, 32-oz glass beaker type. Compared to my $25 eight-year-old Mr. Coffee machine which holds more but has a coffee-infused burner and probably some mold somewhere.

You have a Tuesday morning toooo? I thought it was a mom and pop store. Cool

No, it's a national chain. Like a Big Lots but slightly higher respectability.


TIL big lots isn't respectable.

It used to be called a pic N save.
 
2014-04-25 09:45:46 PM  

VivianVivisect: My friend says I need a special bean to brew in a French press? Is she a liar liar pants on fire?


It just needs to be coarse enough that it can be filtered by the press, so nothing super-finely ground.
 
2014-04-25 09:46:49 PM  

VivianVivisect: I'm considering changing my rockstar habit back to k-cups or coffee, are those k-cup thing economical?


I used to work in a home housewares/kitchen gadget store before I got my big boy job. I sold those machines to bored, stupid housewives. Under no possible circumstances are those economical. I phrased it as "Yeah, they're a little pricier than traditional coffee but when all you want is ONE cup rather than the whole pot, they can be pretty convenient. It's your choice but it is a pretty neat toy (point to the display unit)."

If you want plain coffee with no frills, get a machine. If you want fancy coffee, get the stuff for it and commit to using it. If you want mediocre tasting flavors with way too much cream flavor out of some desire to not wash anything, then get a K-Cup machine.

/I was a damn good salesman though
 
2014-04-25 09:46:49 PM  

VivianVivisect: My friend says I need a special bean to brew in a French press? Is she a liar liar pants on fire?


Completely.
 
2014-04-25 09:46:57 PM  

AcademGreen: VivianVivisect: are those k-cup thing economical?

If you buy the packaged cups, then they are expensive compared to a pot brewed at home.  After an investment around $100, it's about $0.65 per cup.  You can get that number down to around $0.50 per cup if you buy in bulk.  You can also chose the "My K-Cup", which is a refillable pod you put your own coffee in.

For me, it works out just fine.  I don't drink much coffee, and I hate dealing with grounds.  The prepackaged ones are fine for me.  I rarely use the "My K-Cup".  This said, I do love me my energy drinks... so most of my fix doesn't come from the machine.  For someone like my parents who drink a couple pots of coffee on the weekend or my grandparents who seem to keep a pot brewing at all times, it's going to be horribly expensive unless they use the refillable pod and buy their own coffee.

The only word of caution is that there are reports that Keurig is going to start putting the coffee-pod equivalent of DRM on future brewer models to force manufacturers to pay a licensing fee.  So, that's pretty evil.


Yup, I've never had a problem with the "burnt" taste either as some are claiming. However I've had lousy luck with the My K Cup because it doesn't filter very well. I drink a cup in the morning and that's it.
 
2014-04-25 09:47:19 PM  

VivianVivisect: rebelyell2006: VivianVivisect: rebelyell2006: VivianVivisect: sotua: I get free coffee at work.

It's so good I buy beans from the Starbucks across the street and brew my own with a 500ml French press.

/Sumatra, Guatemala and Verona ftw
//and fark Starbucks for not bringing regular Komodo Dragon anymore

French presses are like $10? Right?

$8 at Tuesday Morning, 32-oz glass beaker type. Compared to my $25 eight-year-old Mr. Coffee machine which holds more but has a coffee-infused burner and probably some mold somewhere.

You have a Tuesday morning toooo? I thought it was a mom and pop store. Cool

No, it's a national chain. Like a Big Lots but slightly higher respectability.

TIL big lots isn't respectable.

It used to be called a pic N save.


The ones in Northwest Georgia certainly are on par with dollar stores, but with slightly better quality.
 
2014-04-25 09:47:21 PM  
Somehow I'm thinking that the $4 per month I spend on caffeine tablets is still a better deal.
 
2014-04-25 09:49:07 PM  
www.vancouverobserver.com

sugar hipster thread!
 
2014-04-25 09:51:07 PM  

SpdrJay: Somehow I'm thinking that the $4 per month I spend on caffeine tablets is still a better deal.


I tried those once as a freshman.  Granted, I wasn't supposed to take them with coffee... but never again.

I was wired to the point of thinking quickly about nothing and being so physically tired I couldn't move.
 
2014-04-25 09:51:46 PM  
I'm curious what controls they have to keep people from sharing their account passwords, just like Netflix.  Right now it just seems like there's a 30-minute waiting period between purchases.
 
2014-04-25 09:51:51 PM  

evilmousse: sugar hipster thread!


And that's how you die.

Cancer sugar.
 
2014-04-25 09:52:51 PM  

SpdrJay: Somehow I'm thinking that the $4 per month I spend on caffeine tablets is still a better deal.


I did that when I was a junior in college. When I found out that midol had caffeine in it.
 
2014-04-25 09:57:10 PM  

Fart_Machine: AcademGreen: VivianVivisect: are those k-cup thing economical?

If you buy the packaged cups, then they are expensive compared to a pot brewed at home.  After an investment around $100, it's about $0.65 per cup.  You can get that number down to around $0.50 per cup if you buy in bulk.  You can also chose the "My K-Cup", which is a refillable pod you put your own coffee in.

For me, it works out just fine.  I don't drink much coffee, and I hate dealing with grounds.  The prepackaged ones are fine for me.  I rarely use the "My K-Cup".  This said, I do love me my energy drinks... so most of my fix doesn't come from the machine.  For someone like my parents who drink a couple pots of coffee on the weekend or my grandparents who seem to keep a pot brewing at all times, it's going to be horribly expensive unless they use the refillable pod and buy their own coffee.

The only word of caution is that there are reports that Keurig is going to start putting the coffee-pod equivalent of DRM on future brewer models to force manufacturers to pay a licensing fee.  So, that's pretty evil.

Yup, I've never had a problem with the "burnt" taste either as some are claiming. However I've had lousy luck with the My K Cup because it doesn't filter very well. I drink a cup in the morning and that's it.


I hate the burnt taste. I wish I didn't.
 
2014-04-25 09:58:10 PM  
The customer gets a discount, and the store still profits. If someone buying the $45 plan drinks 2 cups a day over a 30 day month, that's 75¢ per cup. The cost to the restaurant per cup is just a fraction of that. Then you add in the possibility of the customer ordering food at the regular price. Add to that the brand loyalty it necessarily creates (at least for the month), and that's a pretty smart promotion.
 
2014-04-25 10:02:17 PM  

VivianVivisect: My friend says I need a special bean to brew in a French press? Is she a liar liar pants on fire?


You don't need special beans, but you do need a special grind. It's coarser that espresso or filter coffee.

Of course, you can still use espresso grind, but it clogs the mesh and enough silt passes through that you get a couple of mm of coffee mud in the bottomxof your cup. I prefer to get it ground for French press, but it isn't like you can't use it with the finer grind. It will just have the side effects described above.
 
2014-04-25 10:04:29 PM  
My BFAM in New Hampshire has one of these:
ecx.images-amazon.com
I can't seem to find one in a store south of the Mason-Dixon.

It uses real coffee grounds, as opposed to oversize half & half containers full of concentrated coffee sludge.

Have no credit card, can't shop online.
 
2014-04-25 10:06:17 PM  

SpdrJay: Somehow I'm thinking that the $4 per month I spend on caffeine tablets is still a better deal.


THAT. I'm a big fan of the vaguely coffee flavored sugar-laden fantasy variety of coffee (as dubbed earlier in the thread), and you miss a ton of calories by just switching to the pill. Well, the other pill.
 
2014-04-25 10:07:50 PM  

VivianVivisect: SpdrJay: Somehow I'm thinking that the $4 per month I spend on caffeine tablets is still a better deal.

I did that when I was a junior in college. When I found out that midol had caffeine in it.


Yeah, but Midol gives guys a penis period.
 
2014-04-25 10:16:05 PM  

rebelyell2006: Why add sugar? I throw some Folgers and hot water in a French Press, and it works well and is very economical. Doesn't taste like burnt ass and no calories. Putting it in a carafe and keeping a full pot perpetually heated will break down the coffee and make it taste terrible.


Black coffee drinker myself (if I go to a coffee place I get iced Americano if I want it cold) and I'm happy with a $20 cone filter no-computer-involved bare bones one switch drip coffee machine.

I run the 12 cups through it, but the moment it's done brewing, I turn it off and move the pot elsewhere to cool. Once not crazy hot, I put it in the fridge, works good enough for me for iced coffee anyway, but I'm not too particular.   But if I forget to remove it from the heat, yeah, burnt and gross.

I can't imagine how fat I'd be by now if either drank Mt. Dew or liked sugar in my coffee...

/caffeine habit? Yes
 
2014-04-25 10:22:12 PM  

VivianVivisect: Have you tried those espresso machines?

These machines are quite an investment.


An aeropress is like $25 on amazon.

Also, you don't need a special bean for a french press, but you'll need a coarser grind than what you buy at the supermarket.
 
2014-04-25 10:31:11 PM  

Fart_Machine: AcademGreen: VivianVivisect: are those k-cup thing economical?

If you buy the packaged cups, then they are expensive compared to a pot brewed at home.  After an investment around $100, it's about $0.65 per cup.  You can get that number down to around $0.50 per cup if you buy in bulk.  You can also chose the "My K-Cup", which is a refillable pod you put your own coffee in.

For me, it works out just fine.  I don't drink much coffee, and I hate dealing with grounds.  The prepackaged ones are fine for me.  I rarely use the "My K-Cup".  This said, I do love me my energy drinks... so most of my fix doesn't come from the machine.  For someone like my parents who drink a couple pots of coffee on the weekend or my grandparents who seem to keep a pot brewing at all times, it's going to be horribly expensive unless they use the refillable pod and buy their own coffee.

The only word of caution is that there are reports that Keurig is going to start putting the coffee-pod equivalent of DRM on future brewer models to force manufacturers to pay a licensing fee.  So, that's pretty evil.

Yup, I've never had a problem with the "burnt" taste either as some are claiming. However I've had lousy luck with the My K Cup because it doesn't filter very well. I drink a cup in the morning and that's it.


Get the Ekobrew.

http://www.amazon.com/Ekobrew-Refillable-Keurig-Brewers-1-Count/dp/B 00 51SU0OW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1398479444&sr=8-2&keywords=ekobrew
 
2014-04-25 10:34:50 PM  

itazurakko: rebelyell2006: Why add sugar? I throw some Folgers and hot water in a French Press, and it works well and is very economical. Doesn't taste like burnt ass and no calories. Putting it in a carafe and keeping a full pot perpetually heated will break down the coffee and make it taste terrible.

Black coffee drinker myself (if I go to a coffee place I get iced Americano if I want it cold) and I'm happy with a $20 cone filter no-computer-involved bare bones one switch drip coffee machine.

I run the 12 cups through it, but the moment it's done brewing, I turn it off and move the pot elsewhere to cool. Once not crazy hot, I put it in the fridge, works good enough for me for iced coffee anyway, but I'm not too particular.   But if I forget to remove it from the heat, yeah, burnt and gross.

I can't imagine how fat I'd be by now if either drank Mt. Dew or liked sugar in my coffee...

/caffeine habit? Yes


You're in good company.
 
2014-04-25 10:46:40 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: VivianVivisect: Have you tried those espresso machines?

These machines are quite an investment.

An aeropress is like $25 on amazon.

Also, you don't need a special bean for a french press, but you'll need a coarser grind than what you buy at the supermarket.


25$ is doable.
 
2014-04-25 10:53:37 PM  

Shazam999: Get the Ekobrew.


Will look into that.  Thanks!

itazurakko: Black coffee drinker myself (if I go to a coffee place I get iced Americano if I want it cold) and I'm happy with a $20 cone filter no-computer-involved bare bones one switch drip coffee machine.


Used to work graveyard as a night auditor for a hotel while in college and we'd go through at least one pot a night.  After doing that for a few years my stomach can't take that much coffee but a single-cup in the morning does the trick.
 
2014-04-25 10:59:15 PM  
Buy one of these:

www.victrolacoffee.com

Buy your coffee from here

Profit. :)

/I also have an AeroPress
//Do pour-over WAY more often
//Frak Starbucks, and I live in WA :\
 
2014-04-25 11:01:21 PM  
What did people call new companies prior to 7 years ago when "start-up" was coined?
 
2014-04-25 11:02:01 PM  
My local hipster coffee place has a few different ways to brew regular coffee. They've got the chemex, French press, pour-over, a regular drip machine, and this weird contraption that looks like a meth lab. I thought the chemex was best, so I own one now.
If I'm getting coffee from a shop, I get espresso. At home, black on weekends, and with kerrygold butter and liquid coconut oil on weekdays. Drink a big cup of that and you're good until 2pm.
 
2014-04-25 11:12:31 PM  

El Dudereno: and this weird contraption that looks like a meth lab


Vacuum coffee maker. I always think of a bong, myself.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-04-25 11:16:43 PM  
This would not be a good deal for me, as I drink americanos which would require the higher fee, despite. Ring only slightly more expensive than coffee/tea purchased individually. Add to that the likelihood you'd likely find yoursfelf in scenarios where you need coffee and none of the participating retailers are around and the GroupOn effect (businesses treating coupon/discount users like second class customers) and I suspect this is not a god value. However, I might be willing to give it a shot if they offered it where I live.
 
2014-04-25 11:16:55 PM  
Oh, and just because:

Good Starbuck:
cdn.buzznet.com


Bad Starbuck:

lh4.googleusercontent.com
 
2014-04-25 11:21:19 PM  

kalvyn: El Dudereno: and this weird contraption that looks like a meth lab

Vacuum coffee maker. I always think of a bong, myself.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x627]


breaking bad is not real, sorry to ruin your chemistry fantasy
 
2014-04-25 11:29:19 PM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: VivianVivisect: I'm considering changing my rockstar habit back to k-cups or coffee, are those k-cup thing economical?

They're expensive and brew crappy coffee. Buy an aeropress and get 12 oz bags from a coffeeshop with decent beans. Ask them to grind a little bit finer than for a drip filter.


All of that except  - grind it yourself.
 
2014-04-25 11:40:37 PM  

VivianVivisect: AcademGreen: VivianVivisect: sotua: I get free coffee at work.

It's so good I buy beans from the Starbucks across the street and brew my own with a 500ml French press.

/Sumatra, Guatemala and Verona ftw
//and fark Starbucks for not bringing regular Komodo Dragon anymore

French presses are like $10? Right?

If you use a french press, you could also try brewing cold coffee in the fridge over night.  Just fill it in cold water and let it sit with the grounds.  I find it makes the coffee less bitter, if you don't like black coffee.  Still, it'll be black coffee without the bite.

Oooooo danggggggg that sounds soooo good


As someone who has been cold brewing for about a week now, I can tell you that it is wonderful. You don't even need a french press, though it does make it easy.
 
2014-04-25 11:44:29 PM  

bigsteve3OOO: [www.shopmzb.com image 209x250]
best coffee for the money bar none. ~$8.00 a can.  way less than $45.00 a month.


This might be cheaper...
i.imgur.com
 
2014-04-25 11:46:04 PM  

Nordschleife: VivianVivisect: I'm considering changing my rockstar habit back to k-cups or coffee, are those k-cup thing economical?

What kinda coffee will they serve?
Who will write their software?

It better be good is all. God damn

I used to drink a lot of Rockstar (the Rehab line, non-carbonated) and have since moved on to these:

[www.drinkwhat.com image 600x402]

About half the ingredients list (they can use less preservative due to the lower fluid amount and the sealing top similar to a squeezy ketchup bottle), and you can control the amount of caffeine per your current state.  At 4 bucks a pop they far outpace Rockstar for value per ounce IMO.


I had to stop with the energy drinks and abusive caffeine I was taking. At the time I was drinking 2-8 per day of NOS. Dumb, I know, I was in college. I landed myself in the hospital thinking I was having a heart attack and a specialized heart doctor another time. It sucked. Lesson is, eat well and that's all you should do.

Since then I have dropped it down to 4 cans a week. Getting to 0 soon and I cannot wait.
 
2014-04-25 11:51:03 PM  
Thats still like $12 per cup.

//at least for me.
 
2014-04-26 12:06:48 AM  
If you're not grinding the beans yourself and using a french press then you're just wasting your time.  You might as well take caffeine pills
 
2014-04-26 12:08:11 AM  
I drink tea and thumb my nose at you coffee hipster snob types.
 
2014-04-26 12:14:34 AM  

Shirley Ujest: I drink tea and thumb my nose at you coffee hipster snob types.


Do you use a french press with loose leaf tea?  If not you're doing it wrong and I can sell you one for $100 so you can stop being a bad person
 
2014-04-26 12:37:43 AM  

VivianVivisect: My friend says I need a special bean to brew in a French press? Is she a liar liar pants on fire?


As earlier, no, the important part is the grind. However, for French Press, don't get the super dark extra roasts. No French roasts, no espresso roasts. Too bitter for French Press. Stick to the lighter stuff. Only espresso can handle the really dark, burnt roasts.
 
2014-04-26 12:38:25 AM  
Or I make my own (not Folgers, nor crap) for about $15 a month.
 
2014-04-26 12:44:28 AM  
i was given a starbucks gift card...
so i stopped in, everything was so expensive, i didn't buy anything, even tho it was free.

for my 85 cents i get;
18 oz strong sumatra fresh ground
40 grams chocolate protein powder
25 grams swiss miss
20 grams cherry jello powder.

That can allow skipping breakfast & some times lunch too
I suppose i could put starbucks into meltdown if i offered that for 2.50
 
2014-04-26 12:46:09 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-26 12:47:17 AM  
$45/mo might work for me, but only if Peet's is involved and I can get 16oz cups.
 
2014-04-26 12:59:47 AM  

pippi longstocking: Or I make my own (not Folgers, nor crap) for about $15 a month.


Even Folgers tastes good in a french press.  Just image what good coffee is like.  It's better than free whiskey and a blowjob by Anne Hathaway
 
2014-04-26 01:08:14 AM  

VivianVivisect: AcademGreen: VivianVivisect: are those k-cup thing economical?

If you buy the packaged cups, then they are expensive compared to a pot brewed at home.  After an investment around $100, it's about $0.65 per cup.  You can get that number down to around $0.50 per cup if you buy in bulk.  You can also chose the "My K-Cup", which is a refillable pod you put your own coffee in.

For me, it works out just fine.  I don't drink much coffee, and I hate dealing with grounds.  The prepackaged ones are fine for me.  I rarely use the "My K-Cup".  This said, I do love me my energy drinks... so most of my fix doesn't come from the machine.  For someone like my parents who drink a couple pots of coffee on the weekend or my grandparents who seem to keep a pot brewing at all times, it's going to be horribly expensive unless they use the refillable pod and buy their own coffee.

The only word of caution is that there are reports that Keurig is going to start putting the coffee-pod equivalent of DRM on future brewer models to force manufacturers to pay a licensing fee.  So, that's pretty evil.

It's hard for me to commit $100 to something I don't think I'll use that much considering I'm a coffee slut-- I'm very pernicious when it comes to my coffee.


the k cups are really bad for the environment. People are using billions of those throw away k cups and they cant be recycled.
 
2014-04-26 01:16:55 AM  
img.fark.net

A buck a pack. Yes, it tastes like blacktop, isn't from Colombia at all (my ex pointed that out years ago that you most likely aren't getting real Colombian coffee anywhere here in America), but gets the job done. A little creamer and BOOM! Good too, because when I wanna get my breakfast of coffee and a cig, I don't often feel like waiting 10 minutes to brew a cup or go grab a cup from the gas station (where I feel the best coffee always is).

upload.wikimedia.org

*guides Ziltoid to the nearest Starbucks so he can aim his Planet Smasher ray at it*
 
2014-04-26 01:23:45 AM  
I've owned Mr Coffee machines, French Presses, fancy consumer 'latte' machines, percolators and now I use a Kcup.

Why?

Easy to use, takes under a minute to be ready to brew from off
Easy to clean
Easy to make (Put in cup press button)
Selection of coffees

As for burnt taste, there are a lot of varieties of coffee.  Try the lighter roasts - like breakfast blends.  Personally, I like the medium roast Gevalia, it's reasonably priced (on sale it's ~$0.40 cents a cup.

It's not for everyone, but if you want one cup a day, it fits me.
 
2014-04-26 01:43:58 AM  

bdub77: VivianVivisect: My friend says I need a special bean to brew in a French press? Is she a liar liar pants on fire?

Completely.


I used to own a Kitchenaid coffee grinder that had a specific, "French Press" setting....so yeah, she's lying.

/ love to brew my coffee using one, but I'm too lazy to clean it
// my double-cup Black & Decker coffeemaker is used far more often, very well designed & easy to clean...
 
2014-04-26 01:57:52 AM  
From October to January I had a temp job at Bunn, the coffeemaker company.

Every type of coffeemaker you can imagine, they had it.  Espresso, cappuccino, latte, I could get it free all day.

It was the best job ever.  And I got paid to talk about coffee all day.
 
2014-04-26 02:23:53 AM  
Nordschleife:

I used to drink a lot of Rockstar (the Rehab line, non-carbonated) and have since moved on to these:

[www.drinkwhat.com image 600x402]

About half the ingredients list (they can use less preservative due to the lower fluid amount and the sealing top similar to a squeezy ketchup bottle), and you can control the amount of caffeine per your current state.


You know, you CAN just put down the coffee mug, and not finish the entire cup?  You don't need to buy a fancy caffeine-ketchup dispensing squeezy.
 
2014-04-26 02:43:57 AM  

ZMugg: My BFAM in New Hampshire has one of these:
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 346x450]
I can't seem to find one in a store south of the Mason-Dixon.

It uses real coffee grounds, as opposed to oversize half & half containers full of concentrated coffee sludge.

Have no credit card, can't shop online.


You're not missing anything, really... Senseo produces pretty awful coffee.
 
2014-04-26 03:26:16 AM  

bigsteve3OOO: best coffee for the money bar none. ~$8.00 a can.  way less than $45.00 a month.


I'll bet it ranks right up there with folgers and maxwell house. Well done.
 
2014-04-26 03:44:35 AM  
Freshly roasted and ground beans brewed in one of these at home. http://www.bialetti.com/coffee/stovetop/moka-express-c-1_7_22.html

About $20 a month.
 
2014-04-26 04:07:23 AM  
I thought the whole point of Starbucks was that you got your own personal slave to boss around for a minute or two, just like Subway.  This "deal" sounds to be nothing of the sort and will appropriately fail after the initial buzz.
 
2014-04-26 04:09:40 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: What did people call new companies prior to 7 years ago when "start-up" was coined?


"Looks like someone rented that vacant storefront. Prolly gonna start up a new business."
 
2014-04-26 04:19:39 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: What did people call new companies prior to 7 years ago when "start-up" was coined?


startup  -- 1976

http://www.quora.com/Etymology/What-is-the-etymology-of-the-term-sta rt up
 
2014-04-26 05:15:10 AM  
CTRL+F "nespresso" - Not Found.  Fail.

Who's my little countertop crack dealer?  Yes, yes you are!
www.cafetera-express.com

Or the alternative when you're not in a hurry (Moka for those wondering):
images.drillspot.com
 
2014-04-26 05:24:07 AM  

ZMugg: My BFAM in New Hampshire has one of these:
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 346x450]
I can't seem to find one in a store south of the Mason-Dixon.

It uses real coffee grounds, as opposed to oversize half & half containers full of concentrated coffee sludge.

Have no credit card, can't shop online.


I was curious and looked it up.  It uses coffee pods, so it's just a variation of the k-cups  And that farker costs almost $400.  Fark that.

I'm not a cheap bastard.  My primary coffee machine goes for $1200 (Jura Capresso Super Automatic espresso machine).  But I look at the Senseo and it makes me think it's bought by people who only want to impress other people.

I also have a Keurig machine for the convenience.  On occasion I like to have some regular coffee with Irish Cream and pulling out a full size coffee maker (yes, I have one of those, too) for a single cup is a pain and is wasteful.
 
2014-04-26 07:35:05 AM  

VivianVivisect: Are you guys terrified at the amount of empty sugar calories you consume a day in your coffee? I tried coffee black. I can't do if again .....


No sugar, I use condensed (unsweetened) milk and decent coffee - brewed right. I leave the sour, burnt coffee to Starbucks suckers.

VivianVivisect: My friend says I need a special bean to brew in a French press? Is she a liar liar pants on fire?


As said above, just don't use espresso. The more important thing, for a French press, which hasn't been mentioned, is timing. Too short and you don't get the full flavour, too long and the drink becomes sour. I think 3 1/2 - 4 minutes was about right when I used one. It's an interesting and complex topic, as you have aroma, oils, other stuff in the coffee which varies from bean to bean, brand to brand, grind to grind.
 
2014-04-26 10:12:20 AM  
That is just silly expensive.  I can buy a large bag of beans from Costco and make more than I can possibly drink in a month for much less than that.  I guess there are always some suckers out there though.
 
2014-04-26 10:23:46 AM  

sotua: VivianVivisect: My friend says I need a special bean to brew in a French press? Is she a liar liar pants on fire?

You don't need special beans, but you do need a special grind. It's coarser that espresso or filter coffee.

Of course, you can still use espresso grind, but it clogs the mesh and enough silt passes through that you get a couple of mm of coffee mud in the bottomxof your cup. I prefer to get it ground for French press, but it isn't like you can't use it with the finer grind. It will just have the side effects described above.


I consider coffee mud a feature, not a side effect. I don't know why, but I kinda like the grit in the bottom of my french press. I don't make a point to drink the gritty part, but I like it.
 
2014-04-26 10:33:42 AM  
Glitchy slate website just leads me to red stripes and a grey photo of a woman who looks like Sheldon's girlfriend. Fail, slate. Fail.
 
2014-04-26 10:35:54 AM  

Badgers: ZMugg: My BFAM in New Hampshire has one of these:
[ecx.images-amazon.com image 346x450]
I can't seem to find one in a store south of the Mason-Dixon.

It uses real coffee grounds, as opposed to oversize half & half containers full of concentrated coffee sludge.

Have no credit card, can't shop online.

You're not missing anything, really... Senseo produces pretty awful coffee.


It's been a long time, but we had a Senseo. I thought it made good coffee. FWIW, I don't think Keurigs make good coffee. We ditched the Senseo, as I drink way too much to make it economical.
 
2014-04-26 10:40:02 AM  

VivianVivisect: I'm considering changing my rockstar habit back to k-cups or coffee, are those k-cup thing economical?

What kinda coffee will they serve?
Who will write their software?

It better be good is all. God damn


Not economical compared to using a standard coffeemaker, but the convenience factor IS valuable... We have a Keurig and a regular coffeemaker; the Keurig is great for making a quick cup in the morning, the coffeemaker is great for brewing a big pot on the weekend when we have time to relax. Plus with the Keurig I can have whatever flavor I want and she can have whatever flavor she wants; with a regular coffeemaker you are both stuck with whatever is brewed. The Keurig cost us about $100 and the regular coffeemaker cost us $20, plus another $5 for the metal coffee filter (you save money over time by not having to buy regular filters). K-cups can be pricey but since I am not really picky I tend to buy whatever is on sale while she likes Starbucks K-cups and those are more expensive. She shops at Kohls a lot and gets coupons and Kohls cash and we use those to buy K-cups so that helps out. We have a My K-Cup that you can refill with regular coffee but it tends to taste weak unless you really press a lot into it which can make it not work as well. Adding a little ground espresso boosts the flavor. One K-Cup that I really like is Folger's Black Silk- it's pretty tasty and not expensive, plus it's usually on sale at the local grocery store. If you are a busy person  a Keurig is going to save you time and hassle in the mornings when you are in a rush, but if you are more laid-back you will save dollars with a regular coffeemaker but it takes longer to brew and there is more cleanup. For us a combination of both seems to be the best solution...
 
2014-04-26 10:40:58 AM  

Nordschleife: Although I should probably get the brand right and mention they were Monster Energy Rehabs.  I did used to drink Rockstar, too.  The zero carb blue can I think.


Try the rockstar lemonade. 10 carbs for a 16 oz can and is the best lemonade out of a can that I've ever tasted.
 
2014-04-26 11:02:05 AM  

kalvyn: Buy one of these:

[www.victrolacoffee.com image 290x393]

Buy your coffee from here

Profit. :)

/I also have an AeroPress
//Do pour-over WAY more often
//Frak Starbucks, and I live in WA :\


Thanks! I'll be putting in an order for a couple of pounds. Maybe pick up a pour over set.

If anyone is in southern RI, go here. http://tlccoffeeroasters.com/

Best coffee Ive ever had. They do roast their own beans and will ship. Their website isn't the best so its best to call them directly. Looks like they have 2 new locations since Ive last been there. Wish they put a listing of their roasts on their page but their espresso roast and Sherlock Holmes were my favorites.

I've tried making coffee a bunch of different ways. For a long time I simply didnt like it. I got one of the larger keruig machines when I moved to a place without coffee shops and it was getting to be a pain to make french press in an office setting without a functional kitchen. Mine makes a decent cup of coffee. I have toyed with

If I have time in the morning, I make espresso on the stove top. If you do, I recommend stainless steel rather than the AL makers. I had to ship mine back to Bialetti.

Someone gave me a single cup keurig machine for the house but I cant figure out how to use it so I'm tempted to chuck it. Anyone know how to get the water to dispense in one of those?

Im looking for a weekend solution. I dont feel like a pot of espresso and I keep getting a bunch of pre ground coffee (free is good) from a family member. Is the pour over method good for standard grinds? Or like the french press, needs a coarser grind?
 
2014-04-26 11:10:53 AM  

Coastalgrl: kalvyn: Buy one of these:

[www.victrolacoffee.com image 290x393]

Buy your coffee from here

Profit. :)

/I also have an AeroPress
//Do pour-over WAY more often
//Frak Starbucks, and I live in WA :\

Thanks! I'll be putting in an order for a couple of pounds. Maybe pick up a pour over set.

If anyone is in southern RI, go here. http://tlccoffeeroasters.com/

Best coffee Ive ever had. They do roast their own beans and will ship. Their website isn't the best so its best to call them directly. Looks like they have 2 new locations since Ive last been there. Wish they put a listing of their roasts on their page but their espresso roast and Sherlock Holmes were my favorites.

I've tried making coffee a bunch of different ways. For a long time I simply didnt like it. I got one of the larger keruig machines when I moved to a place without coffee shops and it was getting to be a pain to make french press in an office setting without a functional kitchen. Mine makes a decent cup of coffee. I have toyed with

If I have time in the morning, I make espresso on the stove top. If you do, I recommend stainless steel rather than the AL makers. I had to ship mine back to Bialetti.

Someone gave me a single cup keurig machine for the house but I cant figure out how to use it so I'm tempted to chuck it. Anyone know how to get the water to dispense in one of those?

Im looking for a weekend solution. I dont feel like a pot of espresso and I keep getting a bunch of pre ground coffee (free is good) from a family member. Is the pour over method good for standard grinds? Or like the french press, needs a coarser grind?


I don't know how to use the single cup machines, I've got a big one. If you get it working and you like espresso but not overpowering try Melitta Cafe De Europa Espresso Toscana K-cups- it's very good. I'm in MA and Shaw's usually has them, sometimes on sale, I think there are Shaw's in RI as well...
 
2014-04-26 02:00:40 PM  

Coastalgrl: Is the pour over method good for standard grinds? Or like the french press, needs a coarser grind?


I am sure a standard grind is fine, since pour-over uses a "standard" coffee filter. I grind my own coffee and make it about as coarse as sea salt, per the Blue Bottle website though I've used standard pre-ground coffee with no issues.

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-04-26 02:14:39 PM  

Gobobo: VivianVivisect: Are you guys terrified at the amount of empty sugar calories you consume a day in your coffee? I tried coffee black. I can't do if again .....

No sugar, I use condensed (unsweetened) milk and decent coffee - brewed right. I leave the sour, burnt coffee to Starbucks suckers.

VivianVivisect: My friend says I need a special bean to brew in a French press? Is she a liar liar pants on fire?

As said above, just don't use espresso. The more important thing, for a French press, which hasn't been mentioned, is timing. Too short and you don't get the full flavour, too long and the drink becomes sour. I think 3 1/2 - 4 minutes was about right when I used one. It's an interesting and complex topic, as you have aroma, oils, other stuff in the coffee which varies from bean to bean, brand to brand, grind to grind.


Also, nobody's mentioned temperature. Pouring boiling water onto the grounds will often result in bitter coffee. It's best to use water that's fallen under 205°F.
 
2014-04-26 02:22:21 PM  

kalvyn: Coastalgrl: Is the pour over method good for standard grinds? Or like the french press, needs a coarser grind?

I am sure a standard grind is fine, since pour-over uses a "standard" coffee filter. I grind my own coffee and make it about as coarse as sea salt, per the Blue Bottle website though I've used standard pre-ground coffee with no issues.

[s3.amazonaws.com image 850x406]


I was looking at that. Thanks. I found a couple cheaper versions of the porcelain pour over drip brewer online so I may pick one of those up.

My aunt supplies me with a couple pounds of coffee here and there. I have 3 pounds sitting in reserve. I have the ecobrew for my larger keurig which works well but a mess to use in an office setting again lacking sink and easy disposal methods.

I don't know how but I kill standard drip makers. They get to a point of only making super bitter brews. I try to clean them with a dilluted vinegar mixture but I end up with bitter vinegar tasting coffee.
 
2014-04-26 02:30:26 PM  

cyberspacedout: Also, nobody's mentioned temperature. Pouring boiling water onto the grounds will often result in bitter coffee. It's best to use water that's fallen under 205°F.


Excellent point! Here's some directions on pour-over for the uninitiated:

How to make a good cup of coffee

What I was doing a few minutes ago:

img.fark.net
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-26 02:34:53 PM  

Coastalgrl: I was looking at that. Thanks. I found a couple cheaper versions of the porcelain pour over drip brewer online so I may pick one of those up.


Yeah, I use a cheap plastic one and it works fine. If a family member asks me what to get me for Christmas, I might mention a ceramic one, though! :)

/Last year I asked for Sweetwater gift certs from everyone
//funded my Focusrite purchase
///Music is my other drug :P
 
2014-04-26 02:53:24 PM  

kalvyn: Coastalgrl: I was looking at that. Thanks. I found a couple cheaper versions of the porcelain pour over drip brewer online so I may pick one of those up.

Yeah, I use a cheap plastic one and it works fine. If a family member asks me what to get me for Christmas, I might mention a ceramic one, though! :)

/Last year I asked for Sweetwater gift certs from everyone
//funded my Focusrite purchase
///Music is my other drug :P


Music is my other drug too...

*googles Focusrite*

Damn...I am not even close to your level, O Bi Wan. I could have fun with that but my skills are old and rusty. I always wanted to record/mix a rock song with a flute. Its my dominant instrument but Jethro Tull I'm not. Been saving for an electric piano to revive my poor piano skills.

What's your instrument?
 
2014-04-26 03:53:39 PM  

Coastalgrl: kalvyn: Coastalgrl: I was looking at that. Thanks. I found a couple cheaper versions of the porcelain pour over drip brewer online so I may pick one of those up.

Yeah, I use a cheap plastic one and it works fine. If a family member asks me what to get me for Christmas, I might mention a ceramic one, though! :)

/Last year I asked for Sweetwater gift certs from everyone
//funded my Focusrite purchase
///Music is my other drug :P

Music is my other drug too...

*googles Focusrite*

Damn...I am not even close to your level, O Bi Wan. I could have fun with that but my skills are old and rusty. I always wanted to record/mix a rock song with a flute. Its my dominant instrument but Jethro Tull I'm not. Been saving for an electric piano to revive my poor piano skills.

What's your instrument?


My main instrument is the guitar, though I also play bass and mandolin. I've been playing a long time but this is my first recording device (I hook it to my iPad and use Garage Band to multi-track). I've wanted a multi-track recorder since the '80's and I've finally got one. :)

/rock star dreams never truly die :P
 
2014-04-26 07:31:16 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Caffeine makes your nuts small dick look bigger.


How I read that.
 
2014-04-27 07:31:40 AM  
 
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