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What made you smile today? Part III

Old Oct 23rd 2021, 9:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Siouxie View Post
You can get decaf dark roast k-cups on Amazon (I don't have a machine, sadly)
Ah, the other part of of my 'condition' - same cost.
They're not too badly priced considering what some pay at the coffee shop. My mother in law bought our Keurig. I was dead against it as the pods were a lot more than the drip price but over the years the price has come down lots, plus I get a perfect cup every time compared to about one in four with drip.
Now I'm a confirmed Keurig user and I bought the replacement one.

I take President's Choice West Coast Dark Roast now. If I'm unlucky I have to pay $32 for 72 pods (44c each) but with regular offers and reward points 28c to 33c a pod is more likely.
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I take President's Choice West Coast Dark Roast now. If I'm unlucky I have to pay $32 for 72 pods (44c each) but with regular offers and reward points 28c to 33c a pod is more likely.
I never liked the Keurigs we had at the office, and even when we gave up on them at the office and I took one home and used the basket for my own coffee, couldn't come to terms with it. I use a 1 litre Bodum French Press with a big heaping tsp of ground Westcoast Roast beans and a big tsp of Maxwell House dark roast, and been doing it that way for years.
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Old Oct 24th 2021, 12:54 am
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I use a 1 litre Bodum French Press with a big heaping tsp of ground Westcoast Roast beans and a big tsp of Maxwell House dark roast, and been doing it that way for years.
I used to use one of those at work. Loses a bit of temperature waiting for it to settle but worked well.

Just me, I'd probably buy one of the smaller Keurigs.
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Mine was "From small beginnings come great things".
Mine was 'Truth in Caring' I think. SoS sounded like your suggestion and yours is an advert for viagra. I hope it wasn't an all-girls school.

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we are just sympathetic cos he had to put up with you.

Glad he's doin ok!
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You aren't actually a dick at all, you just play one on tv.

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Getting there. My ulcer medicine has been increased due to a little set back and the medicine makes my mouth so dry and I am craving either tea or coffee but can't have either. Other wise I am just a miserable git but at least not a crying miserable git now I have finished taking Gabapantin. That is on my list as evil drugs!!
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I used to use one of those at work. Loses a bit of temperature waiting for it to settle but worked well.

Just me, I'd probably buy one of the smaller Keurigs.
I don't understand why filter machines are still popular over the water..... I had one in the 1970s, when I didn't know better. Now I'd far sooner use a french press for "convenience" or an expresso machine for "best". That way you get the full flavour of the coffee.

The pod machines are just a marketeer's dream for extracting the maximum cash for product and limiting choice.... convenience first. Better than filter, but at a cost.
As for filter machines with a hotplate to keep coffee warm........ just drink what you've made and make another!!

Alternatively, drink tea
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I don't understand why filter machines are still popular over the water..... I had one in the 1970s, when I didn't know better. Now I'd far sooner use a french press for "convenience" or an expresso machine for "best". That way you get the full flavour of the coffee.

The pod machines are just a marketeer's dream for extracting the maximum cash for product and limiting choice.... convenience first. Better than filter, but at a cost.
As for filter machines with a hotplate to keep coffee warm........ just drink what you've made and make another!!

Alternatively, drink tea
I love my Nespresso more than I should. Lovely coffee, nice range of strengths and types for people to pretend they know the difference between and reassuringly expensive that in the shop, you get a freebie coffee and served by someone with a brain. It's lovely.
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I love my Nespresso more than I should. Lovely coffee, nice range of strengths and types for people to pretend they know the difference between and reassuringly expensive that in the shop, you get a freebie coffee and served by someone with a brain. It's lovely.
Not sure I get your drift.... but pods (and systems) could be standardised (or refillable) and do the same.... as is, you're hooked to Nespresso (or one of the other vendors). As l said, it's "convenience" at a cost (or several costs if you include the limitations and the throwaway packaging). However, the finished product (being from a stripped-down expresso-type system) IS far better than filtered coffee, particularly when the latter has been left to stagnate on a hotplate.

The Portuguese love their coffee (and it's cheap), but they have pod machines at home because they don't want the mess of cleaning up.... even though the finished coffee costs the same (or more) as drinking it in a Cafe. The fact that the up-front cost of the machine is subsidised to make it more affodable than an expresso machine also helps....

PS - there's a different reason why Cona coffee never caught on in Portugal - it's the same reason that the small Hyundai crossover is rebadged as the "Kaui" there
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Cost of some of these coffee machines amazes me, I have seen them locally for (the equiv. of) €500! I can buy a kettle & a jar of instant for less than €10!
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Cost of some of these coffee machines amazes me, I have seen them locally for (the equiv. of) €500! I can buy a kettle & a jar of instant for less than €10!

€500? Cheap as chips! This is the Sage Oracle Touch, a mere touch over £2,500.

I'll send you a link itf you like!
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€500? Cheap as chips! This is the Sage Oracle Touch, a mere touch over £2,500.

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I could refit our kitchen for that!
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Not sure I get your drift.... but pods (and systems) could be standardised (or refillable) and do the same.... as is, you're hooked to Nespresso (or one of the other vendors). As l said, it's "convenience" at a cost (or several costs if you include the limitations and the throwaway packaging). However, the finished product (being from a stripped-down expresso-type system) IS far better than filtered coffee, particularly when the latter has been left to stagnate on a hotplate.

The Portuguese love their coffee (and it's cheap), but they have pod machines at home because they don't want the mess of cleaning up.... even though the finished coffee costs the same (or more) as drinking it in a Cafe. The fact that the up-front cost of the machine is subsidised to make it more affodable than an expresso machine also helps....

PS - there's a different reason why Cona coffee never caught on in Portugal - it's the same reason that the small Hyundai crossover is rebadged as the "Kaui" there
You can buy cheaper pods, Waitrose own ristretto is alright and about half the price of the Nespresso own ones. I just haven't found one that tastes as nice as theirs.
Could by aluminium pods and make yourself for each use to save the plastic, but we recycle the pods with nespresso themselves so that removes that concern I suppose. Totally agree on it being better than the hotplate stuff.

Coffee needs to be taken seriously, but not so serious people can't order what they fancy or get all hipster over it.

I'm assuming Cona means something....

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Cost of some of these coffee machines amazes me, I have seen them locally for (the equiv. of) €500! I can buy a kettle & a jar of instant for less than €10!
Instant coffee does a job, but just not as nice.
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The pod machines are just a marketeer's dream for extracting the maximum cash for product and limiting choice.... convenience first. Better than filter, but at a cost.
I think you're a bit out of date. They're not expensive machines - certainly more than drip or percolator but none of the inconvenience and cleaning.
As for choice, I stand in the supermarket and there's a far greater selection of pod coffee than the other stuff.
As for filter machines with a hotplate to keep coffee warm........ just drink what you've made and make another!!
I didn't use the hot plate. I used to make enough coffee and microwave successive cups. Perfectly good.

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Cost of some of these coffee machines amazes me, I have seen them locally for (the equiv. of) €500! I can buy a kettle & a jar of instant for less than €10!
Yeah but you can get good instant coffee probably. Back in England there were 2 or 3 Instants that were as good as a decent filter coffee and on holiday in Greece I used to buy a Nescafe Instant that was just not the same Instant as Nescafe in other places.
No good Instants here.

Of course it's all a matter of personal taste.
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Watching my husband play house with my granddaughter.
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My Wife uses this, bit strong for me though.


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Yeah but you can get good instant coffee probably. Back in England there were 2 or 3 Instants that were as good as a decent filter coffee and on holiday in Greece I used to buy a Nescafe Instant that was just not the same Instant as Nescafe in other places.
No good Instants here.

Of course it's all a matter of personal taste.
Yes we can, fortunately.
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