08-23-2016, 10:15 AM
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I love the convenience of the Keurig but it does take up a lot of real estate on the counter.  This looks like a pretty cool option that would also travel well.

https://smile.amazon.com/Presto-02835-Si...ffee+maker

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 09-27-2016, 01:43 PM
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You can also just cut open a K-Cup and make it in an Aeropress. Plus the Aeropress just makes wonderful coffee in general.

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 09-27-2016, 04:14 PM
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Not a bad idea for those who like Kcups. You can improve the water temperature to the SCAA recommended 201-204, plus I hear the Keurig pumps die.

But if you're already heating water and pressing yourself, like Driven says you can buy an Aeropress and make coffee whatever strength you want, and buy any coffee for less per cup.

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 09-27-2016, 04:33 PM
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Interesting idea.

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 09-27-2016, 05:18 PM
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(09-27-2016, 04:14 PM)Gig103 Wrote: Not a bad idea for those who like Kcups. You can improve the water temperature to the SCAA recommended 201-204, plus I hear the Keurig pumps die.

But if you're already heating water and pressing yourself, like Driven says you can buy an Aeropress and make coffee whatever strength you want, and buy any coffee for less per cup.

Agree. After mine died I didn't bother with another and went back to my coffee pot and pour over. I still have about 50 k cups I just take to work since we have them in the break room. No matter how convenient, k cups still don't top the taste of a fresh ground in the pour over. 

The travel unit it is a cool idea though. Would be handy for trips or camping.

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 09-27-2016, 07:00 PM
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Regarding camping- my backpacking brother would be upset if I did not point out that coffee grounds don't need to be packed-out from a hike or campsite, like Kcups. In fact, used coffee grounds are very rich in nutrients for soil

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 09-28-2016, 04:28 AM
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(09-27-2016, 07:00 PM)Gig103 Wrote: Regarding camping- my backpacking brother would be upset if I did not point out that coffee grounds don't need to be packed-out from a hike or campsite, like Kcups. In fact, used coffee grounds are very rich in nutrients for soil

I have a good ol percolator I place over the fire. Some days I can swear it makes the best cup of coffee. I always dump my grounds when done. Also toss them in my garden!

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