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    New Keurig owner

    I know I am really behind times but finally convinced myself to buy one....tired of throwing away half pots of coffee. I am enjoying this experience. Better now that I can use my regular coffee with it instead of always buying Special K-cups. Just had to share this fun thing with you! Those who like me are on the fence......think again....I got mine..not the most expensive one, at kohl's w/30% off coupon......and it's red! My this year MeGift! Think I'll make myself a cuppa now!

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    We have a Mr. Coffee that was made for Keurig, it has the name Keurig on it. I really like it a lot! We're still buying the K-cups, but plan to get the little cup you can use your own coffee in. The big push for us getting it is DH drinks full octane and I drink decaf. My daughter has one and I liked using her's when I would visit. It's nice for me that I can now have the decaf. I was just doing without because DH is one of those people who cannot function without his coffee.

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    My husband got one for Christmas a few years ago -- he uses it to make me Chai in the evenings. He prefers his regular coffee machine but he drinks 10-12 cups of coffee every day!

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    We have a Keurig and we LOVE it. This is our third one. The first two stopped working within the first year and they sent us new ones for free each time. But now that we use purified water when making the coffee we are having no problems. I love having a PERFECT cup of coffee every single time. We order our coffee from the Keurig website. We like their "Italian Dark Roast Decaf". It is WONDERFUL.
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    I've been on the fence about them, didn't like the idea of having to buy special cartridges that were more expensive than regular coffee. But then 2 things happened - all the stores in my area quit carrying our favorite brand/flavor of coffee, and I discovered the refillable K-cup thing (Ekobrew?), so you can use your own coffee. I'm thinking if sales and personal finances work in my favor, maybe Santa will bring one to our home.

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    We have one. For us, the plus is the variety we have with the k-cups! I also like getting a quick cup of hot chocolate every now and then.

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    WalMart has little refillable cups that you can use easily without removing the part you have to remove from the Keurig to use their refillable cup. They come in packs of four and we just love them. Their cap is attached so you can't lose it, and all you need to do is put in a scoop of your favorite coffee and pop it in place. Hate the one we bought from Keurig for $16 that does require pulling out the piece that holds the cup. The premade cups are great, but really expensive even when you buy direct. Not to mention the enormous pile of plastic debris left from the disposable ones.

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    Some good places to order: Coffeecow, Coffeewhiz, Alpine Valley Coffe--and Amazon, especially if you are a prime member. Much cheaper than from the store, and you get boxes of 24, not 18.

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    My grandaughter gave me one for Christmas. Love it. I bought a set of 4 of the cups from Bed, Bath + Beyind. 2 red + 2 brown, that way I can use the red for tea.
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    I have been thinking of getting one of these, and have not priced the little coffee things and not sure if DH cup would fit it. He uses one of the huge mugs from Circle K. Lots of things for us to consider.
    Amythyst

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    Love my Keurig for flavored coffees. For my daily coffee, I have a Mr. Coffee with a thermal pot that keeps it hot instead of it sitting on a burner to keep warm. The coffee stays hot for about six hours with no scorching.

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    I don't drink coffee even though the rest of my family does, but have discovered it's perfect just for heating a cup of water for tea bags or instant hot chocolate - faster and safer than the microwave or stove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnVT View Post
    WalMart has little refillable cups that you can use easily without removing the part you have to remove from the Keurig to use their refillable cup. They come in packs of four and we just love them. Their cap is attached so you can't lose it, and all you need to do is put in a scoop of your favorite coffee and pop it in place. Hate the one we bought from Keurig for $16 that does require pulling out the piece that holds the cup. The premade cups are great, but really expensive even when you buy direct. Not to mention the enormous pile of plastic debris left from the disposable ones.
    Thanks for the tip..will have to visit the local Walmart and check out their refillable cup. I have probably the cheapest one of the line...only will take max of 10oz. of water at a time....that is 1 cup, whereas the others had a reservoir for water, thus not having to fill for each cup......but I thought I would start at the bottom, if I really want to upgrade....we will see...since it is now only me, this will suffice. Then of course this week went to bed,bath,beyond with coupon in hand and bought the tray to hold the various flavored Kcups, which I know I will invest in, just for fun. Did not want the carousel, takes up too much counter space, for me anyway...this little box,having the one pull out divided drawer,made of bamboo,is fine as the "pot" sits right on top.....same space used...
    Thus my new adventure ends........

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    I have had one for a couple years but use it little....I moved it to my new sewing room...I love the hot chocolate.

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    I tried one and did not like it, the coffee was way too strong for both hubby and myself. Guess maybe we aren't true coffee drinkers, I don't know. I loved the hot chocolate from them though even though I thought it was a lot more expensive. I tried their little "do you own coffee thing" and found it was way more messy than I wanted to mess with. I would love the fresh cup at a time, any suggestions from anyone on how not to have such a strong cuppa

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    You can choose the amount of water to put through on some models. That is very useful for people who want variation. Also, you can buy light roast, medium roast, and dark roast. I don't use the refillable pod thing in my office because it is too messy. The whole point of the Keurig is quick-and-clean.

    If I am going to grind and measure coffee, I just heat water in the tea kettle and pour it over the grounds through my Melita filter. Drop the used filter and grinds in the wastebasket, no mess. Presto!
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    Amazon has less expensive k-cups. San Francisco bay 80 cups for $29.
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    Last year my husband used his "birthday" money to buy the
    "Professional" model at Costco.... it only lasted a week before
    it quite working, exchanged it.......2 more times and gave up
    on the Keurig brand.

    My husband went to Lowes and found a Hamilton Beach brand
    it worked GREAT for about 7 months then it stopped brewing
    the properly. Returned it and bought the Bunn brand.

    So we are on the 5th Keurig brewer within 11 months. I told my
    hubs that if this one gives up problems I am giving up on the
    blasted things and going back to my 5 cup coffee maker.

    I KNOW that I am the exception and that normally most people
    don't have THAT many issues. But we sure have.

    But I DO love the k-cup coffee.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    love all three of ours and bought one for a friend. They are the greatest and even tho the k-cups are about US.50 each in the long run it saves money as you don't throw out half pots of coffee and it is always fresh!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmau View Post
    in the long run it saves money as you don't throw out half pots of coffee
    Why do you throw out half pots of coffee? Why not simply brew half a pot in the first place? Just sayin....

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    I am thinking about one of these too.
    My dilemma is we enjoy the whole pot of coffee.
    How long will training take to do one cup at a time.

    Also, my coffee mugs are tall. Does one of those Kcups make a tall cup of coffee without compromising the flavor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by themachinelady View Post
    I tried one and did not like it, the coffee was way too strong for both hubby and myself. Guess maybe we aren't true coffee drinkers, I don't know. I loved the hot chocolate from them though even though I thought it was a lot more expensive. I tried their little "do you own coffee thing" and found it was way more messy than I wanted to mess with. I would love the fresh cup at a time, any suggestions from anyone on how not to have such a strong cuppa

    When my daughter visits she doesn't like the strong coffee so for her we use a bigger mug and make 2 of the small cups

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    I know I am really behind times but finally convinced myself to buy one....tired of throwing away half pots of coffee. I am enjoying this experience. Better now that I can use my regular coffee with it instead of always buying Special K-cups. Just had to share this fun thing with you! Those who like me are on the fence......think again....I got mine..not the most expensive one, at kohl's w/30% off coupon......and it's red! My this year MeGift! Think I'll make myself a cuppa now!

    My son and dil bought me one also, i dont drink coffee, but do make tea and hot cocoa, mine is red, my favorite color
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    Quote Originally Posted by themachinelady View Post
    I tried one and did not like it, the coffee was way too strong for both hubby and myself. Guess maybe we aren't true coffee drinkers, I don't know. I loved the hot chocolate from them though even though I thought it was a lot more expensive. I tried their little "do you own coffee thing" and found it was way more messy than I wanted to mess with. I would love the fresh cup at a time, any suggestions from anyone on how not to have such a strong cuppa
    I have a personal size Keurig -- one size cup only and you pour fresh water into the machine each time. I went into Bed Bath and Beyond and grabbed several large mugs, then went to the Keurigs to see the largest size that fit. Got four of them. To brew a cup, I put 1/2 inch of water in the bottom of the cup -- sometimes I microwave it and sometimes I don't -- then brew as usual. Makes a huge difference.

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    These sound great! I'm not a big coffee drinker but tea and hot choc would be nice. Are there any other brands that are good and less expensive? Might ask Santa for one!

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