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Old 06-26-2015, 04:30 PM   #407
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OK, I just don't get it---educate me, please.

I bought one of those Keurig (spelling?) and an assortment of K-cups (or whatever they are called) for my son. He wanted one. I ust don't like the taste. Nothing special,tasted like diner coffee. Nothing I'd ever seek out again. Yet, other people rave about them, extoll the marvelous flavors, etc. What did I do wrong? Is there a special brand to recommend above others?
I currently drink drip coffee, Peets, brewed through a Technavorm MochaMaster. I am always open to improving my morning coffee (and afternoon coffee, evening coffee....)

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Hi, I don't have or use one of those machines, but they do make re-usable K cups so you can use whatever coffee you want to and how much you put into it.
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:14 PM   #408
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I don't think anyone who uses a Technivorm is likely to be significantly impressed by other similar methods of making coffee.
Indeed. I bring mine with me along with a pound or two of Guatemalan from Andersons coffee in Austin. Been spoiled that way for over 15 years...
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:42 AM   #409
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You did nothing wrong, except buy a Keurig machine

Keurig cups are an environmental nightmare, so much that the inventor himself had gone on the record saying he wished he never made his idea public. The coffee sits in warehouses for month, making it old and stale.

The best coffee is made from freshly ground, freshly roasted beans. We use a Melitta filter, but a French press or Aeropress also work well. Personally I don't like Percolators as they tend to burn the coffee by boiling it.
No need to condemn the Keurig if you want to use fresh coffee. The Kurig also has a replacement insert for fresh coffee and I use my Arbuckles coffee almost every morning in my Keurig. Less mess and a fast cup of coffee is the result. I have the older single cup version, not the large reservoir version. BTW, the regular K-cups come in many different varieties and also tea's. It's that versitility for a single cup that makes the Keurig a great coffee invention. The wife likes one kind and I like another. No huge pot to drink up and waste the remainder, noit to mention what to do wilh all those grounds.
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:08 AM   #410
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Jumping on the thread late so I apologize if this has been said.

Call it going back in time but the wife and I bought an Electric Percolator 12 Cup Coffee. I have to say this some of the best coffee I have drank in a long time. We go to the super market and get coffee beans and grid them in the store in the Perc setting.

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Old 10-19-2015, 06:23 PM   #411
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We use Starbucks Via packets in the trailer. No mess, no special "one task" appliances. We are camp & travel in our trailer...not fulltimers. If we were fulltiming or had a larger trailer we may do something different - but for now, they work for us!

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Have used the propane Coleman stove percolator system for years. Comes in black and stainless steel.
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I've been a periodic K-Cup user (re-usable) for a number of years...mostly due to the convenience of a quick cup of Jo. However, I've come to the conclusion that even with the finest coffee, it is nothing more than dirty water....and I am robbed of the fine cup of coffee that I desire. From now on, it's a stove top percolator for me. Cannot beat it, if you really like coffee...and don't want to waste your money. Not to mention that the smell of perc coffee cannot be beat in the Airstream or on the campfire.
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Best tasting coffee - from ANY power source

I have a whistling tea kettle, a Melitta #6 filter funnel, and a vacuum carafe. I make the drip coffee straight into the carafe. Not only is this the best method for no 120 VAC hookup, it is the best tasting coffee regardless of power source. Making 120 volts off a battery is really hard on them - I should say highly inefficient. I find the french press really messy, and the flavor not as good. Melitta has the funnel/carafe combo on their website.
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:26 AM   #415
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Ditto on the kettle and filter cone, but dripped into a 16 oz. ceramic mug, pre-heated really well with extra boiling water from the kettle. One other crucial item is a 110v coffee bean grinder. Fresh-ground beans will make any brewing system's coffee taste MUCH better. The Krups model draws only 200 watts, and could also be powered from a tow vehicle inverter which are becoming more common these days.

http://www.amazon.com/KRUPS-Electric...coffee+grinder

Not sure if a decent 12v bean grinder is available, but the 110v model should be adequate given its low short-term draw.
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Have used the propane Coleman stove percolator system for years. Comes in black and stainless steel.
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... Melitta has the funnel/carafe combo on their website.
They brought it back!!!

They made one a bunch of years ago, and then they discontinued it.

I thought I would just use their old standard filter holder in my own thermal caraffe, but it won't fit; they're made to fit into a wide-mouthed pot, and thermal carafes generally have a very narrow opening in the top.

So I've just used the one-cup version.

I'll have to grab one of the carafe versions before they decide to dis-continue it again.
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French Press

Long thread, may have said this earlier...but, the best coffee for those who want it to clunk as it hits the cup is made with a French press. Or, it can be made less strong as well.
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