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Old 10-12-2018, 04:50 AM
 
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While on a recent trip the hotels had Keurig one cup coffee makers, they made a good cup of coffee and were easy to use but im wondering about the little coffee inserts as i drink 5-6 cups a day and so does my wife ,seems a bitof a waste to have to pop a new coffee pod everytime a coffee is needed,
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:52 AM
 
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While on a recent trip the hotels had Keurig one cup coffee makers, they made a good cup of coffee and were easy to use but im wondering about the little coffee inserts as i drink 5-6 cups a day and so does my wife ,seems a bitof a waste to have to pop a new coffee pod everytime a coffee is needed,
Individual cup coffee makers are usually for people who don't drink a lot of coffee. You will burn through those pods.

You'll do better with a different method.
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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The main reason I use a Keurig is that I'm only 1 person here and usually have 1 cup of coffee. Occasionally 2. If I drank much more than that, I'd brew a pot.
Before my husband passed we used a Bunn as he drank about 15 cups a day.
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:10 AM
 
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The main reason I use a Keurig is that I'm only 1 person here and usually have 1 cup of coffee. Occasionally 2. If I drank much more than that, I'd brew a pot.
Before my husband passed we used a Bunn as he drank about 15 cups a day.

15 cups?!?! Wow!


I'm like you ... just one cup a day, occasionally 2. So the Keurig is good for me. But I'm thinking about replacing it with an electric kettle and an Aeropress.
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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15 cups?!?! Wow!


I'm like you ... just one cup a day, occasionally 2. So the Keurig is good for me. But I'm thinking about replacing it with an electric kettle and an Aeropress.

If I drink more than 16 oz of coffee per day I'd not sleep for 24 hours. I can't imagine 15 cups!

I know lots of people do it though. I imagine they have some insomnia issues.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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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.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I've read somewhere that a pound of coffee via K-cups costs close to $50/pound, and there's the aforementioned environmental impact: https://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...roblem/386501/ If you drink more than a cup every so often, you're better off brewing a pot.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:39 AM
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Location: Washington, DC
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While on a recent trip the hotels had Keurig one cup coffee makers, they made a good cup of coffee and were easy to use but im wondering about the little coffee inserts as i drink 5-6 cups a day and so does my wife ,seems a bitof a waste to have to pop a new coffee pod everytime a coffee is needed,
Then you don't want a Kuerig. And when drinking Kuerig coffee daily for a little while, you'll discover it is poor, worse than almost any brewed coffee you can buy.

That hotel environment is the correct use of Kuerig, decent enough quick coffee when away. The environmental waste of all that plastic is bad too of course.

Just buy a $100 drip maker with a metal screen filter (or paper), and keep ground coffee in stock (or grind daily). It'll brew good basic coffee (like Chock ful a Nuts or Maxwell House) or it will brew good "better" bagged coffee. It'll be much cheaper than Kuerig, and you'll get really tired of buying all the pods.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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seems a bitof a waste to have to pop a new coffee pod everytime a coffee is needed,
There's a refillable/reusable Keurig-compatible cup called MochaMate that WalMart sells for $4.96 plus tax. Reduces waste and expense, and "Saves the Planet".


But like others have pointed out, at 5-6 cups a day for both you and your wife it sounds like a Keurig machine is not the best option.
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Old 10-12-2018, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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While on a recent trip the hotels had Keurig one cup coffee makers, they made a good cup of coffee and were easy to use but im wondering about the little coffee inserts as i drink 5-6 cups a day and so does my wife ,seems a bitof a waste to have to pop a new coffee pod everytime a coffee is needed,
They are entirely for uses like hotels, where each cup is a self-contained production and a teeny 3-cup maker doesn't need to be thoroughly cleaned in between guests, and company/cafeteria use, where many people may want a variety of brews and the same volume/cleanup issues pertain.

They are more useless and wasteful in home settings than $400 stand mixers.
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