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    Default The perfect cup of coffee: Keurig vs standard coffee maker?

    Hope this topic isnt' too inane for this board!! I'm pretty much bordering on coffee snobbery and am in search of the perfect home brewed cup of joe! Do you prefer Keurig, a more conventional coffee maker, or something else and why?

    I'm thinking that the Keurig would produce a fresher cup of coffee more consistently since you use a new, sealed K-cup each time and there are no/less issues with stale coffee buildup on the filter basket, etc. It seems more expensive, but the variety of K-cups is appealing especially changing things up each morning.

    Then again, there's nothing quite like a fresh brew using freshly ground beans. But keeping the grinder and the filter basket clean is such a PITA!





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    I personally like to grind fresh beans and brew it. Maybe part of it is the smell of the beans freshly ground. I'm not a fan of the Keurig, but that could be because I am cheap!!! LOL And since DH and I are both drink multiple cups of coffee, it would get too expensive. And DH doesn't like flavored coffee, so I would be the only one to enjoy that feature of it. But I could see using it if DH didn't drink coffee.

    That being said, I also like instant coffee. That's what I drink at work. LOL
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    We got a Keurig from my inlaws last christmas and everyone raves about it. I think the cups are expensive to buy. We just got the refillable insert and it leaks water! I'm just irratated with the whole thing, but when we have coffee drinkers staying with us they rave about it!
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    We have a grind and brew. I am a coffee snob and those cups just don't cut it.
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    I prefer the taste of a brewed cup of coffee from a standard coffee maker to the Keurig. There is something about a Keurig cup that just tastes off to me, even though i can't pinpoint it.

    You could give me a cup form a pot and a cup from a Keurig and i could tell the difference. If i were to try to describe it....the K cup has almost a more tangy or 'sour' aftertaste at the back/roof of my moth. Thats the best way i could describe it.

    I did have a Starbucks K-cup at my hair dresser's the other day and it was one of the better ones I've had. I don't dislike K-cup coffee.....i just prefer a pot. I think french press coffee tasstes better too but I rarely do that.

    ETA: I should clarify....i kind of do dislike K-cup coffee. I think its inferior and not as enjoyable. However its simply that I am not very picky and can eat/drink almost anything. So I will drink it when that is the option without complaint. I would never buy one myself.
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    I really like the Kerurig, I thought the taste was superior to that of other coffee. My drawback was how expensive the k-cups were, but I only drink one cup of coffee a day (well I did before this pregnancy). Hopefully I can resume coffee after this kid!

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    I have a Tassimo, and I love it for real coffee. I only drink one cup of 'real' in the morning, and then make a pot of decaf for the rest of the day (I love coffee). I like really strong coffee and their cafe crema is delish.

    However, I do not like the Tassimo for fancy coffee which is what I originally bought it for. I find that they taste very 'chemically'. But my husband has one at work that is pretty much only used for the Chai Lattes and he says it doesnt have that flavor, so it may just be from my coffee.

    Cost wise, if I was to do it over again, I would have bought a kurig, as they have the refillable basket, so I could buy regular coffee and cut the cost.
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    We also have a Tassimo, but we also have a coffee maker that grinds the beans. During the week we always use the Tassimo since DH is gone long before I get up and we only have one cup before setting off. DH is pi$$sed that Starbucks no longer makes T-discs because he loved their strong variety (I preferred the milder one). Twinings is now making an orange pekoe T-disc which is heavenly. The Chai Latte sucks, IMO, but the cappuccino isn't bad.

    We are considering a Keurig since the variety of coffees and teas is way better. All that said, there's not much comparison to a cup of freshly ground, freshly brewed 'real' coffee (with Baileys ) and when we have company for dinner we break out the big brewer.

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    I hate coffee. Yes, that's right, I don't like ice cream or coffee. Sue me.

    We have a Kuerig because when we make coffee (my DD loves cafe con leche) then I can just make one cup at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fudd8963 View Post
    I personally like to grind fresh beans and brew it. Maybe part of it is the smell of the beans freshly ground. I'm not a fan of the Keurig, but that could be because I am cheap!!! LOL And since DH and I are both drink multiple cups of coffee, it would get too expensive. And DH doesn't like flavored coffee, so I would be the only one to enjoy that feature of it. But I could see using it if DH didn't drink coffee.
    This is me as well. Only for work, I drink tea - lots of it. I couldn't justify purchasing and utilizing more space on my counter for a Keurig when we already have a ton of space used for coffee & cappuccinos already.
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