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keurigs? are they popular?
« on: Apr 28, 2018, 02:12:40 PM »
Motivated to explore this topic because we bought our first one in September.

I never wanted one because they 1. take up room  & 2 . they seem to cost about $1 a cup.

However, Sylvia and I make our coffee with cayenne pepper, lavendar & cinnamon. On the bottom of our
Mr. Coffee pot are 4 cinnamon sticks that we use a few times. Subsequently, I can see why it makes sense
to have a keurig. Not too many people like our recipe. Now we have about 12 keurig options:pumpkin spice, kahlua,
hazelnut creme,dunkin' donuts,chai tea, green tea, dark magic, dark chocolate, etc.

A year or 2 ago they were the craze. They are in offices: lawyer, dermatologist, dentist, medical doctor, Schwab, 
auto dealerships, etc.

Are they popular across the pond? I still prefer our recipe & I amhappy to gibe people options.
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Re: keurigs? are they popular?
« Reply #1 on: Apr 28, 2018, 03:39:36 PM »
Hi Valerie,

i don't know how popular they are here, but i would think quite a bit less so as we tend to be a bit more environmentally conscious and all of those single use pod things are very wasteful.

that's why i would never have one anyway! (also, when i have had them, in hotels and such, i don't find the coffee strong enough)

i'v always believed you cant go wring with a simple french press.

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Re: keurigs? are they popular?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 28, 2018, 06:20:14 PM »
Hi Rachael! x
          Agree with the strength- - -lacking. We hardly ever use it.
Our company would prefer anything but ours.

French Press---yes. We may get one of those.
The place where we are staying in Ireland in July has French Press.

Hope to see you in mid-june-June 26 or 28- - -forgot. Already contacted  A & R.
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Re: keurigs? are they popular?
« Reply #3 on: Apr 28, 2018, 09:01:15 PM »
I know absolutely nothing about coffee as I don't like taste apart from espresso martinis.

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Re: keurigs? are they popular?
« Reply #4 on: Apr 28, 2018, 11:31:38 PM »
I know absolutely nothing about coffee as I don't like taste apart from espresso martinis.

Also,I dislike coffee which is why I place herbs, spices, anything to kill the taste. It is
my wake-up drink! Totally motivates me to move! - - -so I doubt that I will ever
have an espresso martini. BTW do they serve martinis in  \/
                                                                                    i  glasses shaped like this?
 I like  them on the plain side or with some St. Germain.
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Re: keurigs? are they popular?
« Reply #5 on: Apr 29, 2018, 12:00:17 AM »
Some Keurig-related things to consider:

1) They don't make the best coffee, apparently, but it is acceptable coffee.
2) They can make things besides coffee. You can get little tea pods, hot chocolate pods, soup pods, or the machine can simply be used as a device to boil water (electric kettles are rare in America).
3) You can significantly reduce the cost per cup, as well as the environmental impact, by using a refillable pod.
4) The inventor of the Keurig regets his invention because of how wasteful the whole system is.

I pick one up occasionally when I see it very cheap at the thrift store and resell it after the novelty has worn off, and my counter space is in demand.



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Re: keurigs? are they popular?
« Reply #6 on: Apr 30, 2018, 01:43:08 PM »
Thank you, hellohayt,
Totally makes sense.

 I asked this question because they are so poplular here.  I am not one
to change for the sake of "improvement". New, to me, does not always
mean better.

I am the only person I know in the states who still has a flip phone!
It fits in my jeans pocket, as I do not carry a purse. I do not feel the
need to check my email when I am out socializing. It takes small but
 decent pictures. My gf has an  iPhone. Good enough. I drive, she navigates .

WE have a blouse out now where there's a circle of space on both shoulders.
LOL wonder how long that's going to last?  https://www.macys.com/shop/b/cold-shoulder-tops?id=71879
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Re: keurigs? are they popular?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2018, 09:58:23 AM »
Thank you, hellohayt,
Totally makes sense.

 I asked this question because they are so poplular here.  I am not one
to change for the sake of "improvement". New, to me, does not always
mean better.

I am the only person I know in the states who still has a flip phone!
It fits in my jeans pocket, as I do not carry a purse. I do not feel the
need to check my email when I am out socializing. It takes small but
 decent pictures. My gf has an  iPhone. Good enough. I drive, she navigates .

WE have a blouse out now where there's a circle of space on both shoulders.
LOL wonder how long that's going to last?  https://www.macys.com/shop/b/cold-shoulder-tops?id=71879

Those have been fashionable here for a year or more already. I am not planning on buying one though

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Re: keurigs? are they popular?
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2018, 10:09:11 PM »
Unless you have a plethora of company & socials  & your company loves coffee, it is a waste. WE hardly use it, but in a few hours, we will have company from my former home town & they may not like our coffee recipe. Most do not. Once in a while, someone says, "wow, pour me another."

a 13 year old is coming & she can also have hot chocolate.
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