Originally Posted by thrash
Oh no you misread me. I only lived with her for a few weeks years ago and she kicked us out. She lives about 10 minutes away though and tries to interfere in our lives as much as possible.
I hate the keurig. In fact days before we got it I was ranting on how wasteful they are and how the coffee tastes like shit. Some of the dark roasts are okay, but cooking anything in plastic is foul and unacceptable. The reason the cups come out brittle and feel completely different is because those layers of plastic are now brewed into the coffee. And after a month the keurig is pretty much broken. It never reads when the cup is in the machine unless we slam it down and then it makes a giant hole in the cup and all the grounds leak out. Stupid technology
FYI, the Keurig needs to be descaled with vinegar about once a month or so, or it gets clogged up with the additives they put in tap water. You should use bottled water in them to avoid the buildup. Even since doing this, mine has worked fine. You can also buy the reusable K-Cup dispenser and put the coffee you want in it. It is way cheaper than buying the boxes of the individual flavored k-cups.
Also, the key to a great cup of coffee is to grind the beans just prior to making the cup, don't keep coffee around for more than 6 months, and NEVER put the beans or grounds in the fridge as it dries them out. Also, bottled or filtered water helps. BTW, the best K-cup I've had is the donut shop ones. They closely resemble Dunkin Donuts, which to me, is the one of best black cups of coffee around. I am also a LEO, so Dunkin Donuts is part of life (No, I don't eat the donuts as I am a health nut nor do I drink coffee every day). McDonalds is just okay, and Starbucks can suck it. Tastes burnt with typically twice the caffeine as regular brewed coffee. No wonder the line is out the door all the time. It's like a yuppie crack house... And yes, people call me Cliff from Cheers as I am a wealth of useless information