[Homeroast] Keurig

Greg Gearheart olawai at gmail.com
Mon Aug 5 08:58:16 CDT 2013


I just spent the last two mornings struggling with this contraption. I
think I have it making decent coffee, now.  Grind a little more finely than
you think, reduce water volume with cup size setting, and hope for the
best.  Very wasteful machine in all ways, though.
On Aug 5, 2013 8:52 AM, "Lynne Biziewski" <lynnebiz at gmail.com> wrote:

> I was actually thinking of getting one, with the intention of using just
> the refillable pod thing (to use my homeroasted coffee). Still, my simple,
> 'throw it all into the water after it's boiled' (I brew it like a french
> press), is too easy, and I'm too cheap to part with the money for it.
>
> That kind of cost (and use of plastic) is insane. But under ordinary
> circumstances, it wouldn't cost an individual or couple that much... still
> keeping with my own system, though...
>
> Lynne
>
> On Mon, Aug 5, 2013 at 9:21 AM, Michael Baladi <mike at baladi.ws> wrote:
>
> > //Rant on
> > Does this machine drive anyone else as nuts as it drives me?
> >
> > Spent a week with family that had one, and every morning they'd make 8-12
> > pods worth of coffee. Commenting all the while on how "good" it tasted,
> > while loading it up with artificial sweetners and flavors.
> >
> > I kind of tracked how many pods they used and then at the end of the week
> > kind of commented that they'd spent $50 on coffee, for 1 week. No one
> > seemed to think that was a big deal.
> >
> > Those machines are evil. They make tremendous amounts of pollution, make
> > bad coffee, and rip off consumers so smartly they don't even realize it.
> >
> > I did attempt the "load your own bean" pod and couldn't get it to make a
> > decent cup in any way shape or form.
> >
> > //Rant off
> >
> > Have a good one.
> >
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