I gotta have a perfect K-Cup machine replacement

by FatFreek 2005 11 Replies latest jw friends

  • FatFreek 2005
    FatFreek 2005

    Yes, my Keurig bit the dust after 14 years. I want one just like it but that models not available. It was only capable of a single cup, from 8 ounces to 12 ounces. It depended on how much water you put in the reservoir as to how much went through the K-cup.

    In my case, and for Folgers Black Silk, 8.4 ounces (235 grams as measured by my kitchen scale) plus or minus a gram. Other types need different ounces. One off-brand and 205 grams makes an acceptable cup.

    No, 8 ounces is too strong. 9 ounces is too weak.

    Which is why I can't abide the automatic as it dispenses 8 or 10 or 12 ounces. I need infinite tween capability.

    Oh, and it needs a sensor like my old Keurig. If I forget the water it doesn't work.

    No, I don't want to get one at Walmart simply because I can take it back for a refund. That's not fair to Walmart -- and it's not fair to me if it doesn't meet my needs (unpackaging's always a hassle; then there's the clean cycle before you even use it; repackage and take back if it doesn't satisfy)

    What do you use?

  • ElderEtta

    Isn't there a Starbucks nearby?

  • OrphanCrow
    Fat Freek: What do you use?

    Instant. A steam kettle, a spoon and a cup - only equipment needed

    Always fresh, no mess no fuss no waste and I can make it exactly the strength I want

  • just fine
    just fine

    DaVinci icoffee - it takes all kcups or comes with a refillable. Perfect every time.

  • stillin

    I found that a burr grinder was a big improvement. I make it in a Techni Vorm coffeemaker. I'm pleased with the results. No burner, just a carafe.

    yes, there are filters to deal with and the carafe, at least with mine, would probably cool a small amount of coffee like you're talking about,

  • LV101

    Did you try the Keurig website - call or email them. I've ordered directly from them (gifts) but when mine go bump I run down to Bed, Bath & Beyond -- they are excellent re/returns, adjustments, etc. I'm not a 'return' type but know of others who appreciate their customer service -- kinda like Nordstroms' reputation.

  • exjwlemming

    French press? The original Keurig.

  • stillin

    You are right, exjwlemming. I just like having a pot full on the table on a laid-back weekend morning.

    On the environmentally-conscious front, Kerrigan is terrible compared to biodegradable filters. But we weren't talking about that, were we?

  • Darkknight757

    Hamilton Beach Flexbrew. Now I’ve only had it for a year but it’s been fantastic! It does not hold water however so it needs to be filled for each use but you control the amount of water. Also has a pot option and strong brew for each the single serve and pot coffee.


  • Atlantis

    That does it! All this talk about coffee has got me running for the coffee maker. Thanks you guys! I needed a mug full. I have got to try some of these suggestions!


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