View entire thread: I'm in a Keurig coffee study
Posted by coffee snob on 2005-05-28 11:12:54
Post Subject: I'm in a Keurig coffee study
In April I purchased a Keurig B50 for my home.
I tried everyting I could to like the taste of the coffee, but I couldn't.
I thought that it was the selection of coffees available.
I called Keurig and asked if there were other coffees available in K-cups or could I somehow brew my own coffee. They said at this time no.
So before I returned it I opened an unsed K-cup , emptied it out and added my own coffee. It didn't taste that good.
So now I was confused. What is it about this that isn't making a great tasting coffee??
Anyway, I sent it back.
4 weeks later (last week) I get an e-mail asking if I would be willing to be in a coffee study and try out a proto-type Keurig machine with a basket and re-usuable filter. I can use any coffee I want...and they would also send me out some newer pre-filled K-cups.
I would need to fill out a log everyday for 4 weeks and at the end of this time, whether I was pleased or not, the Keurig coffee maker was mine to keep... no charge.
I am also to tell them about the ease of changing the re-usable K-cup to the other one.
As far as design goes, I see some flawa already.
But.... I'm still not likeing my own coffee made in this machine. So far it tastes awful
But I will continue experimenting with perhaps different grinds of my favorite coffee and see if that makes a difference.
I really want to have this work for me, because it's so easy.
Right now I have a Krups Moka Brew. I've had it for over a year now and am pleased with it, but I know there is a better cup of coffee out there.
I'm also using TorreFazionne Palermo blend (french roast) that I grind at the store. I use the setting one notch above the espresso grind.
Any ideas on the best tasting coffee and why can't the Keurig make a great tasting coffee?
Is it the water temp?
thanks everyone for reading this
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View entire thread: Keurig Coffee Maker - New and Easy To Use!
Posted by Mathazar on 2004-12-26 12:43:13
Post Subject: Keurig Coffee Maker - New and Easy To Use!
I'm new here, I found this forum in a coffee search, this looks like a great place to hang-out and discuss coffee-related topics.
One such topic I want to discuss is my Brand New Keurig Coffee Maker.
This Has GOT to be the EASIEST coffee maker on the planet to use. The coffee is perfectly ground and housed in small plastic containers, called K-Cups. What you do, is take a K-Cup, lift the lever of the K-Cup Holder, insert a K-Cup in the holder, lower the lever (so as to puncture the K-Cup), on the digital display you have the choice between a 5 oz or 8 oz cup, make your choice by pushing the black button under the specific size cup that you want, and then the brewer does the rest. Within 40 seconds you'll have a PERFECT cup of coffee. After your coffee is made, the water reservoir refills the equivalent of 8 oz of water into the heated tank for your next cup of coffee. The water is heated to the proper temperature every time. The water reservoir, which is seated on the left side of the machine in a plastic container, will hold approximately 5 cups of water. I use bottled Spring water. Every 6 months, it's reccommended that you de-scale the coffee machine. The digital display will let you know as to when you need to de-scale. And the procedure for de-scaling is very easy. You simply fill the water reservoir with White Vinegar, and then run the machine like you would if you were making an 8 oz cup of coffee, and just run it thru it's cycle until all the vinegar is gone. Simply toss the used vinegar into your sink. When all the vinegar is gone, fill the water reservoir with fresh water and let it sit for 30 minutes, then run the coffee machine thru it's cycles again to clean out any remaining vinegar. And that's it, that's the extent of maintenance you have to do on the machine.
Keurig has partnered-up with several coffee roasters to make their K-Cups: Green Mountain, Diedrich's, Van Houtte, Timothy's, and Gloria Jean's.
Like I said, this has GOT to be the EASIEST coffee maker you'll EVER use. You can forget about driving over to the coffee store, grinding your beans, measuring the proper amount, waiting for your pot to make the coffee, or even having to drink a WHOLE pot of the same coffee.
With K-Cups, you choose which coffee flavor you want, when you want it. There's 70 different varieties of coffee.
Go to www.Keurig.com for more information, to watch the demo, and to place your order.
Because of the Christmas rush, it took my Keurig 6 days to arrive, and I ordered 2-Day Express Delivery.
By the way, NO, I DO NOT WORK FOR KEURIG!!!!
I'm simply a VERY satisfied customer
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