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    This isn't really cooking, but I'm having a coffee maker crisis. I've had a Keurig mini for 5 years, but recently I've felt the coffee isn't strong enough (a road trip where a Colombian friend made the coffee enlightened me, as her drip pot coffee was much better than mine - exact same coffee). I always use the my-K-Cup filter with my own coffee. I've tried changing my cream-sugar amounts 6 different ways. I changed the grind to a several different finer settings (I grind it 2 cups at a time, so it's easy to change it up). I tried using less water, but 6 oz is the minimum, and if I have to brew coffee twice to get enough for 1 cup, is that really worth it? I can't think of any other way to try and get a stronger cup. Then problem is - I've done it with the Keurig before. But I have no idea what I did. I've changed creamers since then (they discontinued my favorite - Organic Valley vanilla half and half) and I had to go to that Natural Bliss stuff - maybe that's it? Then I noticed the Keurig 2.0 has a strength control setting. But the cheapest one is $149, and you have to replace filters, and I'd have to get a new my K-cup thingy. I think my brain is going to explode; I can't decide what to do. Is there a better single-cup option than Keurig, that is quick and requires little work, where I can use my own coffee? This is of the utmost importance. Having a great cup of coffee every day would increase my general happiness.

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    Dump your Keurig and get a good drip maker. Even a crap drip coffee maker is better. I still have my four-cup maker from college and it's far better than anything Keurig has ever brewed.

    Making a single cup is as easy as filling it up with two cup of water and dumping the extra. What you lose in dumping down the drain is more than made up for by the cheaper coffee.

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    A French press is another option but I find they are more trouble than they are worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Dump your Keurig and get a good drip maker. Even a crap drip coffee maker is better. I still have my four-cup maker from college and it's far better than anything Keurig has ever brewed.

    Making a single cup is as easy as filling it up with two cup of water and dumping the extra. What you lose in dumping down the drain is more than made up for by the cheaper coffee.
    How is the coffee cheaper? Seems pretty wasteful to make coffee every day, and throw half of it away.
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    Drip coffee costs dimes a day. Keurig costs around a buck a pop.

    I make 14 Oz every morning and rarely dump anything. it runs around 45-50 cents at extremely strong levels. I rarely want just a cup. If I did I'd make that much.

    All I'm saying is that a Keurig makes expensive weak coffee. It's only good in a pinch when I forget to make coffee at home and have to use the office Keurig.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Drip coffee costs dimes a day. Keurig costs around a buck a pop.

    I make 14 Oz every morning and rarely dump anything. it runs around 45-50 cents at extremely strong levels. I rarely want just a cup. If I did I'd make that much.

    All I'm saying is that a Keurig makes expensive weak coffee. It's only good in a pinch when I forget to make coffee at home and have to use the office Keurig.
    Did you read my post? I'm guessing you saw the word 'Keurig' and stopped there because OMG$#%^$HFJKHLSF

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Drip coffee costs dimes a day. Keurig costs around a buck a pop.

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    As with most things I eat or drink, I want things that taste good and at worst, maintain a certain baseline of quality.

    In trying Keurig (sp?) coffee in a couple of places, I think it's below average and on par with what you can get in a typical gas station.


    We brew a pot every day and we buy whole beans and grind them fresh each day.

    Our coffee is quite good.


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    Yeah, I don't like the little plastic cups either, and that's why I never use them, as I said.

    So apparently no one has ever heard of, or put their own coffee in a Keurig and you have absolutely nothing to offer, because all you know about is the little plastic cups. Which, as I said, I don't use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jen View Post
    Did you read my post? I'm guessing you saw the word 'Keurig' and stopped there because OMG$#%^$HFJKHLSF
    Yes, I did read it. No, I didn't stop there.

    So I have to wonder if you actually read mine.

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    Don't mention it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Yes, I did read it. No, I didn't stop there.

    So I have to wonder if you actually read mine.
    You never answered my question of why you feel the daily cost is more expensive with a Keurig? The "cheaper coffee" you referenced at the end of the post you think I didn't read? And where did you get the $1/day? You think I go through a pound of coffee in a week with a Keurig? The coffee is the same, whether it's a drip pot or my Keurig. Exact same coffee.
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    Eh, I missed the part about using you own cups.

    Regardless, why would you spend $150 on a machine that makes inferior coffee? Spend $20 and get a crappy 4-cup drip machine. Or a French press.

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    This weekend, I feel like making slow-cooker pulled pork, a creamy coleslaw, and... what goes good with pulled pork? Macaroni and cheese?
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    More pork.

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    Being serious, it depends which way you go with the pork.

    Mexican spices? Red beans and rice. Toss in some lardons of bacon for a special touch.
    BBQ? Potato salad or baked beans or both. Same thing here. With the beans, mix in some bacon or smoked pork for great pairing.
    Just smoked? Something bright and sweeter like a spring or summer salad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Being serious, it depends which way you go with the pork.

    Mexican spices? Red beans and rice. Toss in some lardons of bacon for a special touch.
    BBQ? Potato salad or baked beans or both. Same thing here. With the beans, mix in some bacon or smoked pork for great pairing.
    Just smoked? Something bright and sweeter like a spring or summer salad.
    I was going in the BBQ direction.
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    New book by Christina Tosi out next week: Milk Bar Life. Is it a cookbook? Is it non-fiction? I'm not really sure, but it has recipes from her, so I'm in.

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