We have a Keurig coffee maker, have had one for a while. My dad uses it for coffee, my mom uses it for boiling water for tea (which I do too sometimes). Lately I've been getting more into coffee, and my favorite kind so far is mocha. (Not super-sweet.) I'd like to just brew it at home without paying $4.00+ for a stinking cup of coffee with some soy milk from Starbucks. I've only found one mocha-flavored k-cup and I can't. Find. The. Ingredients. GRRR! I'm vegan and I don't know if there's milk solids or what in them (for flavor).
This is the only kind I could find, and it sounds interesting:
I have the Breville version of the Keurig machine, it uses the same size k-cups, but it came with the "my k-cup" holder. I used all of the k-cups that came with the machine (I think 10 samples or something) and now I just use the holder with my own coffee. I was interested in the k-cups until I realized that they can't be recycled. What a waste! It's all good now, though, because I can use any coffee I fancy, it's less expensive and less wasteful than the stupid k-cups.
this is how I feel about it too....I have the Cuisinart one and I used the ones that come with it and am gonna re-use the tiny cups to start seedlings for my garden or for small painting cups, to hold pins for sewing, to hold buttons I many need for clothes....to hold glue and paints for my art projects or to be made into an art project......we bought the filter to use with our fave coffees.
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Can you guys explain the purpose of these machines to me? I get if there are multiple people in the family that like different types of coffee/tea but I'm still somewhat confused by this thing. It only makes one cup of coffee at a time right? Most coffee/tea drinkers I know (including myself) never have just one cup at a time. Even if I do only have one cup, I'll still make a whole pot to save for later or to use for "iced coffee".
Sorry I just don't see the point of the machine (especially since it's so expensive).
If you only like to drink one cup of coffee why not just brew one cup in a regular small coffeepot? Please explain it to my confused mind
I only drink one cup of coffee in the morning. Sometimes two on weekends, but there is only time for one on days I work. Also, on days that I have two cups, I can have two differen kinds if I want. I used to have a large coffee maker, and I would brew several cups at a time and just reheat the following days. However, day-old reheated coffee is really not very good. I have found that, even using a smaller coffee pot, just doing one cup at a time also does not make very good tasting coffee.
I really enjoy the flavor of a good cup of coffee, and drinking bad or old coffee becomes merely a caffeine-delivery system, and something to be endured rather than enjoyed.
The beauty of the Keurig machines is that they brew one cup of coffee at a time, and it tastes good. Once the machine is warmed up, it takes a minute or less to brew a cup. (If you use the k-cups, there is also the benefit of convenience, as you don't have to mess with grounds or filters. As I previously said, I use the holder to use any coffee, so I still do have to empty grounds, though those go in my compost during the warmer parts of the year.)
In addition, I use mine for tea- I just put in the k-cup holder with no k-cup in it, and run hot water into my cup. My husband makes his coffee with a French press, but he heats the water in the machine. Not necessary to clean the machine or carafe out first.
I really is more convenient, the coffee tastes better because it's always fresh, and now I only need one machine on my counter rather than two (coffee maker and electric kettle). I get much better tasting coffee out of my Keurig machine than I ever did out of even an expensive coffee maker.
Hmm...I can see the appeal now. Yeah I keep hearing how amazing the coffee taste. Makes me want a cup right now!