On Coffee and the Keurig

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Part of my morning regime (and usually evening as well) revolves around coffee.  Aaron recently picked up a Keurig to use here at the house, which has been great.  The coffee is always fresh, always hot, and I usually go form no coffee to fresh cup in under a minute.  Good for first thing in the morning. We are using the Keurig B-40 B40 Elite Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System.

The other nice thing is that there are about a million different coffee pods that you can purchase and consume readily, but at a price.  Our unit produces either a 6oz (small) or 8oz (large) coffee, but if you use the 8oz option, the coffee starts to taste a little watery.  Therefore, I end up using 2 pods, at a price of about $0.50/each.  At that rate, you aren’t far off from a coffee house for your standard drip coffee.

Ah, but there is a saving grace through all of this!  In comes, the reuseable pod!  Keurig sells a reusable pod, which isn’t bad, but takes some getting used to – the Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter.  For instance, we were having a terrible issue with it leaking all over.  The solution?  Wrap a piece of foil over the top so that the blade punctures just like it would on a normal pod.  Problem solved, and my coffee now comes at a much cheaper price!

Would I recommend the Keurig?  Yeah, if you’re big on having fresh coffee at your finger tips.  It’s certainly more economical to own a standard drip, or a French Press (swoon!), but the Keurig does make life a little simpler.

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5 Responses to On Coffee and the Keurig

  1. Christina says:

    We got Robin a Keurig for Christmas and he loves it…meanwhile, Mason bought me a French press!! yay!!

    • drew says:

      I love the concept of the French Press, and I love the amazing coffee that it produces. However, waiting for water to heat up to the proper temp takes too long, in my opinion. Do you normally teapot your water or microwave it?

  2. Never tried a Keurig, but I’ve heard of it before. I’ve used a French press. Those are quite straightforward, but you have to keep the little metal “press” part intact, or you’ll see the grounds in your cup.

  3. Ben Clayton says:

    I loved my Keurig when I had it, but it made it way too easy to overdo my daily coffee intake. I stick to a french press or a cheaper drip make to force myself to be a bit more conservative. I scored an original Keurig B100 model from Goodwill for $3, haha.

  4. Christina says:

    I just use my teapot..and the directions on mine says not to have water boil..so it really doesn’t take that long…let me tell you…TIM in the French press is pretty awesome! 🙂

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