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Old 01-09-2009, 06:20 PM   #1
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Default Bought a Keurig Mini...

...does that make me a bad person?



I still have a few presses around, however, I'm lazy. Another thing I picked up a couple weeks ago was a Bodum press-to-go, kinda thing, but it lets a ton of grounds thru... that sucks. It looks like this:



For the Keurig, I plan on getting one of those reusable cups or one of these so I can brew my own coffee if I want:



Anyone else have one of these? Thoughts?
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:12 PM   #2
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makes you an awesome person... sets the french press water at the right temp... and it's totally awesome, I have a big version and I love it.
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My parents have one and they love it, they bought the insert too
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Old 01-09-2009, 08:14 PM   #4
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Default Re: Bought a Keurig Mini...

I have one of the larger models and I love it. I also have the insert. Green mountain makes some pretty darn good coffee IMO.

A fresh brewed cup in under a minute? You can't beat that!!
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:08 PM   #5
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So what's the insert do?
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:14 PM   #6
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So what's the insert do?
It allows you to add your own ground coffee to brew. The machine was originally designed to take factory made K-cups. You bought boxes of K-cups of the particular blend you want, French Roast, Columbian, etc. but now you can grind any beans and fill up the insert to brew whatever you like. Single-cup at a time.

Dan, thanks for starting this thread....I've been curious to see what the coffee-elite thought of Keurig machines.
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Default Re: Bought a Keurig Mini...

It seems everyone I know is buying one of these machines. My father bought one for his office and I have one at work as well. The one at my work is MASSIVE and hooked directly to a water feed which is nice.

Personally, I just can't bring myself to buy one. Many of the coffees are good, but from a cost perspective my regular coffee maker is MUCH cheaper.
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So how's the coffee it makes? I don't consider myself a coffee snob, but I will NOT drink Folgers or Maxwell House - under any circumstances.
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So how's the coffee it makes? I don't consider myself a coffee snob, but I will NOT drink Folgers or Maxwell House - under any circumstances.
Pretty good IMO, but I never had a cup of joe from a $5K machine either. I'm curious to see what some of the real coffee gurus think of these.

I know (here in New York) some supermarkets like Stop 'N Shop and BJ's have these out for the customers to use either coin operated, or you pay for the particular K-cup you want and then make your own. Many office building's in NYC have these in the kitchen's for their employees as well.
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:15 AM   #10
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My mother in law has one of these and its nice. The coffee is pretty decent, and the convenience factor is also great.
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:50 AM   #11
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Default Re: Bought a Keurig Mini...

For me, the coffee that comes out is fantastic. The mini takes about 3 minutes to brew whereas the other one (Patrick's) has a reservoir for water and takes less time. With the one I have, you fill the water thing for each cup of coffee you make.

We also have one of these machines at work (that is connected to the main water line), but to be honest, I like the taste of the coffee out of the mini better.

This was definitely worth the $80.
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Default Re: Bought a Keurig Mini...

These are pretty slick for making coffee. I picked up one from costco for my aunt few years back. It broke one day and I exchanged it out for a new machine +more coffee +K-cup.

I wish they would come up with espresso shots for this thing...ultimate lazy! I guess i'll continue to use my super automatic.
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I have the big one... I like it...
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Old 01-29-2009, 02:16 PM   #14
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I have the big version as well, and as for the convinence factor it cant be beat.
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Default Re: Bought a Keurig Mini...

Also have the large model and we love it.

I bet we have put through over a 1,000 cups in a little less than a year.
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