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How long do Keurigs last?
Topic Started: Jul 28 2015, 02:54 AM (2,034 Views)
Mikhailoh
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Ours crapped out this week after maybe 2.5-3 years. Motor gone. Your experience?
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John D'Oh
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The one we have at work lasted less than a year, as did its replacement, however it's getting used by maybe 10 people.

From what I've heard, your experience isn't unusual.
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George K
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I had a mini that lasted about 5 months - started to short-brew. I pitched it.

Currently, I have one that's lasted almost 2 years. Hope it'll die soon so I can get a replacement though Costco. :devilgrin:
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John D'Oh
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When we were in England last year, Mrs D'Oh's grandfather showed us his Nespresso machine - the coffee was a lot nicer than Keurig, although the pods cost more, which is what eventually stopped us getting one. I'm beginning to wonder whether we made the right decision.
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bachophile
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nespresso at home and office. with regular daily use.

going on a few years. no problems


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TomK
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Jul 28 2015, 04:43 AM
nespresso at home and office. with regular daily use.

going on a few years. no problems


I think I'm going to try one of those next. Though my Father in Law sometime before he passed away bought a Keurig. It didn't work correctly after a few months and they sent him another one as a replacement. That one had a problem after a while and they sent him another one. We have six now in our garage. And I have to admit I'm not having any trouble with them beside for a needing a cleaning.

So I won't be getting a Nespresso for a while.

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Mark
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Garbage. All of them. The "coffee" is overpriced swill.



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Drink plain water. Cheaper and healthier that way. :)
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We're still using the Chemex I got on eBay years ago.
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Renauda
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Mark
Jul 28 2015, 06:48 AM
Garbage. All of them. The "coffee" is overpriced swill.



:uparrow: As with most consumer fads.
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John D'Oh
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Mark
Jul 28 2015, 06:48 AM
Garbage. All of them. The "coffee" is overpriced swill.



Well, like most genuinely sophisticated people I prefer to drink tea, but sometimes I need something to wake me up quickly, and I don't have time to f*ck about tamping down and using bogus Italian words, so I use a Keurig.
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Mark
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http://www.amazon.com/Aeropress-Coffee-and-Espresso-Maker/dp/B0047BIWSK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1438096790&sr=8-1&keywords=aero+press

No "tamping down", or foreign language skills required. :tongue:
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John D'Oh
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That's not real espresso, but it may provide the unsophisticated jolt of caffeine that I need.

Alternatively, I suppose I could take amphetamines.
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TomK
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I for the most part use a Bodum French press coffee maker.

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And here is the BEST place to buy coffee:

Porto Rico Importing Co. 201 Bleecker St. • New York NY

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http://www.portorico.com/store/

So here is where the Keurig comes into play: if my wife doesn't like a particular coffee she has a container in the freezer she puts it in and if I want a second cup of coffee I get if from the stuff she doesn't like and put it in this little basket thingie and use it in the Keurig.
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Mark
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Jul 28 2015, 07:27 AM
That's not real espresso, but it may provide the unsophisticated jolt of caffeine that I need.

Alternatively, I suppose I could take amphetamines.
I never claimed it was "real espresso" .

It is one fine cup of coffee.
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John D'Oh
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Thanks Mark - despite my sarcastic remarks, I love all this kind of gadgetry. The coffee maker you posted definitely looks as though it's worth a look. I'll stick it on my Amazon wish-list in the vain hope that we manage to free up some cupboard space.
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Jul 28 2015, 07:44 AM
I for the most part use a Bodum French press coffee maker.

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That's what we have too. It's worked perfectly since '93 by the way
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Klaus
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The real magic of making a good espresso is in the grinder.

I've bought this baby a couple of months ago, and the difference to our previous grinder is quite pronounced.

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For the espresso itself, I have one of these:

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Whoa! I'm having coffee with Klaus! :)
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George K
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Beer with Klaus is more fun.
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Jolly
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Try these in your Keurig, and your coffee will improve...I prefer the breakfast blend, but the dark roast is real Louisiana coffee.

http://www.communitycoffee.com/products/single-serve

You can probably find them cheaper, elsewhere.
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Renauda
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Jul 28 2015, 11:52 AM


For the espresso itself, I have one of these:

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Now that's what I call steam punk! Neat spasms.
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Mikhailoh
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I have a nice espresso maker too. better in winter.
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TomK
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I always wanted a dual purpose machine like this:

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Good for both making espresso and for time travel.
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