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Old 10-12-2018, 11:31 AM
 
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You can get a reusable “pod” and fill it up with the ground coffee of your choice. We use a grind like it is a drip maker and it works fine and we get good single cups of coffee.

https://www.keurig.com/content/reusable-coffee-filter
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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You CAN buy those little inserts and use your own coffee. We tried it, and it was lousy coffee. Maybe it was our coffee brand, or maybe it was that we didn't use the purpose-made pods.

We each drink 2-3 cups per day and are sticking with our keurig.
I think many people try the refillable pods only to realize they’re more trouble than they’re worth.
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Kountze, Texas
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I bought one, and use it for 1 cup in the a.m. for my morning commute - when DH is here, we will use the Drip coffee maker as he will have more than one cup during the day. I may move my Keurig to my office when DH is here for long periods.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:41 PM
 
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I have used a few Keurigs while renting vacation homes orextended holiday visits in someone elses homes.

They make a tasty cup of coffee, but I also noticed its easy to make a big mess with them for those unfamiliar with all the functions and operation.

That must have been some fancy-schmancy Keurig
Mine has three buttons ... small, medium, large. No "functions," just insert pod, close, press the button, have coffee. There's not much mess factor.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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After diamonds, this has to be one of the best marketing jobs ever. Take instant coffee that was stigmatized for lack of real coffee flavor, repackage it with a good looking machine, and coffee pods. Market it as the next best thing in coffee, convenience, and taste. Then, watch as it becomes an incredible success.
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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After diamonds, this has to be one of the best marketing jobs ever. Take instant coffee that was stigmatized for lack of real coffee flavor, repackage it with a good looking machine, and coffee pods. Market it as the next best thing in coffee, convenience, and taste. Then, watch as it becomes an incredible success.
Then watch as competitive aftermarket pods swamp the market, so "improve" the design so that it only uses authorized pods.
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:13 PM
 
Location: New York
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To be fair, you used to be able to buy re-usable pods for the Keurig and just fill it with your own coffee.

That said, I never thought the regular ground coffee tasted great in a fast-brew machine like the Keurig so I just own a pour over filter and make it that way. I'm more of an espresso person anyway, so like to waste my money on machines that fulfill that function....
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:33 PM
 
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Thanks for the info. guess i'll stick with my 5 cup French Press.
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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If you had a houseful of visitors who drank coffee off and on all day , then I think a Keurig would be wonderful. If you only drink one or two cups a day, a Keurig is ideal.

But for those of us who drink several cups everyday, and there are at least two in the household doing that, I think the Keurig is uneconomical. Also, the quality of the coffee is not wonderful. And, in my experience, it isn’t hot enough, There is also a big environmental price to pay for all of those K cups needing landfill space.

But—if it was just me, I’d want a Nespresso, not a Keurig. However, neither of these options is economical .

They are great for waiting rooms though.

How I solved my need for coffee in a house full of visiting coffee drinkers is I bought a 14 cup coffeemaker. Thank you Cuisinart.
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:03 PM
 
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I have a Hamilton Beach coffee maker that has both---a pot and a spot for pods. (Pods, not k-cups.) The k-cup version of the same one I bought had terrible reviews whereas the one with the pod had great reviews.

We often make a pot and then use the pods when we are making a single cup of coffee for ourselves here or there. We work different shifts, so it works well for us.
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