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Old 12-30-2013, 07:03 PM
Status: "There are better things ahead than behind. CS Lewis" (set 29 days ago)
 
Location: Wonderland
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Yeah baby !!!!!
A Bunn VP-17 Commercial unit. Dropped a couple of Benjamin's buying it like 15 or 20 years ago and it's built like a tank, still runs like a top and continues to be pretty as a new Mercedes Benz sittin' on the showroom floor. There's a reason any restaurant worth a hoot in this great nation of ours has the same thing behind the counter. Unlike 90% of the junk sold, you can still buys parts and make repairs to it, if in fact the unlikely event of something breaking should happen.
(Truth be told, my Bodum french press does a great cup as well)
This is how I got hooked on the Bunns myself - my husband's office had one and he kept raving about it and finally he said, "Hell, let's just buy one ourselves" so we did and we love it. That's why we bought the little single server Bunn too.

I have a French press too and I also love it. And I have a really cool tea steeper thingie too - love that too (it's similar to a French press without the pressing - LOL).

I'm sort of a hot beverage fanatic. I've got a nice coffee grinder, I've got an electric tea kettle, I've got loose teas, tea in bags, Turkish coffees, and now this newest gizmo that does it all. The only coffee paraphernalia thingy that I've ever bought that I didn't like was an espresso gizmo that also frothed milk - what a mess that was! I never got the hang of it, so now it's sitting at the family vacation cabin - and I have a nice little fantasy about making some espresso and frothing up some milk on cold winter evenings...but I haven't done it in ten years so I probably need to let go of that little messy dream of mine.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:06 PM
Status: "There are better things ahead than behind. CS Lewis" (set 29 days ago)
 
Location: Wonderland
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Yes. Love the fast pot of coffee on cold mornings. I have an extra carafe that I found on Amazon for any emergency that may arise.

hehe -- not sexy looking. Funny.
I had to laugh at this because we have an extra carafe too, even though we've never broken the first one. JUST IN CASE OF A COFFEE EMERGENCY in the mornings! MUST...HAVE...MULTIPLE...CUPS...OF...COFFEE...IN.. .THREE...MINUTES!
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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I understand that you're a coffee aficionado, but 4.36 ounces of coffee in a #4 cone filter isn't going to happen. Not even close.

Not that 99% of the people would want to drink it anyway.....
You're saying it's too strong for you or too weak?

I rarely make 12 cups, but that amount fits fine in a #4 cone filter.

FYI, that's the ratio any decent coffeehouse would use for their big batch brewers, so millions are already drinking that ratio.

Think of it this way. If you were making a 16 ounce press pot, you'd use two tablespoons (~15g each tablespoon, or ~30 grams total). So for 72 ounces, you'd be using 9 tablespoons, or about 135 grams, or 4.5 ounces.
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:11 PM
 
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I use my French press when I'm making 1-4 cups of coffee. I use my Krups 12-cup coffeemaker when I'm making a bigger batch.

I've had the French press for 12 years and the Krups for 8 years. They are easy to use and make great coffee. I'm very happy with them.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:55 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I use these.

Cafe Cup Reusable Single Serve Coffee Pod, As Seen On Tv: Amazon.com: Home & Kitchen

They are quick, easy, and dishwasher safe. I love my Keurig. It is nice to have a fresh cup of coffee brewed exactly as I like it in just a couple of minutes.
my mom recently sold on of her homes and she was getting rid of stuff she didn't need, so I got one of those things. I used it for the first time this past weekend with some really old coffee grinds we had sitting around when with got the keurig. I will definitely use it for me at least to use up whats sitting there. but im not sure if its really much of a savings over a k kup to buy new coffee for it.
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Old 05-21-2017, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Texas
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A couple of weeks ago I purchased the Ninja Coffee Bar single serve. I'm having so much enjoyment using it and now trying the layered iced coffees.

I was perusing Ebay and found a Melitta single serve travel coffee maker in mint condition and I mean I'm not sure they even used it!

Opening bid was .99 so I bid $2.13 and won. Funny story I was only charged .99 plus shipping and handling which was $12.00.

Its arrival was supposed to be June 2nd and UPS delivered it this past Friday!!!

The coffee God has been with me!!
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:58 AM
 
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more like 50 cents a piece....but it's not like you have very many in a day.

Mr Chaka won't live without it. He'll turn off the a/c before he turns off his Nespresso....
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50 cents?? I have never found them that low in price. I have the Vertuoline line--nothing less than $1.10 a pod. I only drink one cup a day so I am okay with the price (sometimes two if I am home all day). I have the milk frothing machine--which is nice to make a cup of Cappuccino. Making an Americano is a nice option too.

My son gave it to me for Christmas. It took me awhile to get use to the stronger coffee. I do like it now. It is nice you have the option of ordering one of their recycling bags at no cost and send the used ones back to them at no cost. A Company that cares about the enviroment
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Old 05-22-2017, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Texas
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.50 Double WOW! I sure wish he would share in vendor/source!

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Mr Chaka won't live without it. He'll turn off the a/c before he turns off his Nespresso....
Sonds exactly like me!!

I've been researching the Vertuoline and my crystal ball says I'll be buying one!! :0

Just what I need another Coffee maker
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Houston
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Default Coffee Makers?

I used the same Krups maker for over 15 years until I put too much vinegar in it to decalcify it. Coffee didn’t taste the same after that. My mother gave her Cuisinart maker. The coffee brew doesn’t seem to taste the same ever since even after I inserted a new filter. I’m going to try using bottled water to brew to see if it makes a difference or not.
Is there a noticeable difference with the different coffee brewers?
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:18 PM
 
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Yes, has to do with water temp and steep time. When it comes to Used machines, who the heck knows what's been run through the thing. I remember seeing articles about travelers using hotel pots to wash their socks and underware...
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