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Date: 09 Oct 2006 21:17:55
From: Tom Miller
Subject: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups
After a very interesting article in Newsweek last week, I bought a
Keurig B60 and a bunch of different varieties of coffee. The user
reviews at amazon.com were very positive on the unit.

So far I have made coffee 5 or 6 times and am pleased with the unit's
construction and ease of use. I am a little surprised that only the 5
1/4 oz. portion is strong enough for my wife and me.

How long are K-Cups supposed to last? Any tips?





 
Date: 06 Jan 2007 15:09:42
From: tschaub2@gmail.com
Subject: Bootleg K-Cups
So here is my deal.

I got the Keurig B-50 at Costco in a bundle with 90 extra K-cups and
the "My K-Cup" ($139.00).

The reason I picked the Keurig was because of the "My K-Cup" thing
because I knew I wasn't going to want to spend 50 cents a cup at my own
house for very long. The problem with the "My K-Cup" was the same that
I got with a french press - small grounds going through the nylon
filter and giving the coffee a bitter taste.

I then decided that I should take apart a K-Cup and see how they work
because the coffee from them tastes fine. I peeled the top off and
rinsed out the coffee and found that there was a paper filter in there
that adhered to the sides of the cup and was suspended about 1/8 inch
from the bottom of the K-cup. That's so when the bottom of the K-cup
is pierced in the machine it won't also poke a hole in the filter.

So the top was off, the coffee rinsed out and the filter was still
intact. I decided to put my own favorite coffee in there. The problem
was how to seal the top again. I tried a few things until I came up
with Glad Press-N-Seal wrap. I stretched it over the top and then
pasted it down on the sides (It sticks) and it worked great.

I rotate the cup in the machine until the bottom poker lined up with
the hole that had been there previously, shut the machine and it works
great. No leakage and a great cup of coffee.

I've reused a few of the cups four or more times with not negative
effects and even with a fine grind (for stronger coffee) there are no
grounds. Plus I save a ton of money on Coffee in thouse commercially
produced K-cups.




Newsgroup User wrote:
> Alexander.Beeser@gmail.com wrote:
>
> > Pay tell which are "the right cups" ? I tired the Green Mountain
> > Dark Magic and it was inexcusably weak. The Timothy's Parisian Nights
> > is a little better but only at the most concentrated volume.
> > Neither can hold up to increased dilution (forget the travel mug) or
> > even a touch of half and half without tasting like someone melted a
> > brown crayola crayon in hot water.
>
> I've liked the GM Sumatran EB, Coffee People Organic (EB), Tully's
> French Roast, and GJ Black Magic EB.
>
> You can check some of the recommendations at www.singleservecoffee.com .
> There's something for those who like medium and dark roasts.



  
Date: 07 Jan 2007 09:56:34
From: Russell Patterson
Subject: Re: Bootleg K-Cups
How much is your time worth to you?


On 6 Jan 2007 15:09:42 -0800, "tschaub2@gmail.com"
<tschaub2@gmail.com > wrote:

>So here is my deal.
>
>I got the Keurig B-50 at Costco in a bundle with 90 extra K-cups and
>the "My K-Cup" ($139.00).
>
>The reason I picked the Keurig was because of the "My K-Cup" thing
>because I knew I wasn't going to want to spend 50 cents a cup at my own
>house for very long. The problem with the "My K-Cup" was the same that
>I got with a french press - small grounds going through the nylon
>filter and giving the coffee a bitter taste.
>
>I then decided that I should take apart a K-Cup and see how they work
>because the coffee from them tastes fine. I peeled the top off and
>rinsed out the coffee and found that there was a paper filter in there
>that adhered to the sides of the cup and was suspended about 1/8 inch
>from the bottom of the K-cup. That's so when the bottom of the K-cup
>is pierced in the machine it won't also poke a hole in the filter.
>
>So the top was off, the coffee rinsed out and the filter was still
>intact. I decided to put my own favorite coffee in there. The problem
>was how to seal the top again. I tried a few things until I came up
>with Glad Press-N-Seal wrap. I stretched it over the top and then
>pasted it down on the sides (It sticks) and it worked great.
>
>I rotate the cup in the machine until the bottom poker lined up with
>the hole that had been there previously, shut the machine and it works
>great. No leakage and a great cup of coffee.
>
>I've reused a few of the cups four or more times with not negative
>effects and even with a fine grind (for stronger coffee) there are no
>grounds. Plus I save a ton of money on Coffee in thouse commercially
>produced K-cups.
>
>
>
>
>Newsgroup User wrote:
>> Alexander.Beeser@gmail.com wrote:
>>
>> > Pay tell which are "the right cups" ? I tired the Green Mountain
>> > Dark Magic and it was inexcusably weak. The Timothy's Parisian Nights
>> > is a little better but only at the most concentrated volume.
>> > Neither can hold up to increased dilution (forget the travel mug) or
>> > even a touch of half and half without tasting like someone melted a
>> > brown crayola crayon in hot water.
>>
>> I've liked the GM Sumatran EB, Coffee People Organic (EB), Tully's
>> French Roast, and GJ Black Magic EB.
>>
>> You can check some of the recommendations at www.singleservecoffee.com .
>> There's something for those who like medium and dark roasts.



  
Date: 07 Jan 2007 00:59:07
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Bootleg K-Cups
On 6 Jan 2007 15:09:42 -0800, "tschaub2@gmail.com"
<tschaub2@gmail.com > wrote:

>So the top was off, the coffee rinsed out and the filter was still
>intact. I decided to put my own favorite coffee in there. The problem
>was how to seal the top again. I tried a few things until I came up
>with Glad Press-N-Seal wrap. I stretched it over the top and then
>pasted it down on the sides (It sticks) and it worked great.
>
>I rotate the cup in the machine until the bottom poker lined up with
>the hole that had been there previously, shut the machine and it works
>great. No leakage and a great cup of coffee.
>
>I've reused a few of the cups four or more times with not negative
>effects and even with a fine grind (for stronger coffee) there are no
>grounds. Plus I save a ton of money on Coffee in thouse commercially
>produced K-cups.

But, doesn't that pretty much chuck out the convenience factor for
you? What are getting out of the Keurig that you wouldn't out of the
alternatives?

shall


 
Date: 18 Dec 2006 19:51:55
From: Omniryx@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups

Alexander.Beeser@gmail.com wrote:
> And as I mentioned previously I'm not expecting an espresso clone
> from this machine, but it doesn't even come close to matching the
> strength of stuff you can buy at a coffee cart. At the risk of being
> repetitive, what K-cups do you think are the right ones ?

We have a Keurig at the office and the best we've found is Tully's
"extra bold French roast." It isn't extra bold but it is better than
any of the others we've found so far.

Which isn't saying a helluva lot.



 
Date: 18 Dec 2006 15:24:10
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups
Its just another not too clever way to increase profit gins on
coffee.

Make it proprietary and -- expensive. [dishwater]

Gagggh!

Dave
190
www.hitechespresso.com



 
Date: 18 Dec 2006 14:01:13
From:
Subject: Re: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups

Newsgroup User wrote:
> daveb wrote:
> > tried the kurig -- demo'ed at a loacal costco
> >
> > IMHO -- Pure Crap.
> With the right cups it will make a great cup of coffee. Probably very
> close to my homeroast brewed in a Presto Scandinavian. Not the same,
> but very close and a good tradeoff for the convenience.

Pay tell which are "the right cups" ? I tired the Green Mountain
Dark Magic and it was inexcusably weak. The Timothy's Parisian Nights
is a little better but only at the most concentrated volume.
Neither can hold up to increased dilution (forget the travel mug) or
even a touch of half and half without tasting like someone melted a
brown crayola crayon in hot water.

And as I mentioned previously I'm not expecting an espresso clone
from this machine, but it doesn't even come close to matching the
strength of stuff you can buy at a coffee cart. At the risk of being
repetitive, what K-cups do you think are the right ones ?

Sandy



  
Date: 29 Dec 2006 09:04:45
From: Russell Patterson
Subject: Re: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups
On 18 Dec 2006 14:01:13 -0800, Alexander.Beeser@gmail.com wrote:

>
>Newsgroup User wrote:
>> daveb wrote:
>> > tried the kurig -- demo'ed at a loacal costco
>> >
>> > IMHO -- Pure Crap.
>> With the right cups it will make a great cup of coffee. Probably very
>> close to my homeroast brewed in a Presto Scandinavian. Not the same,
>> but very close and a good tradeoff for the convenience.
>
> Pay tell which are "the right cups" ? I tired the Green Mountain
>Dark Magic and it was inexcusably weak. The Timothy's Parisian Nights
>is a little better but only at the most concentrated volume.
>Neither can hold up to increased dilution (forget the travel mug) or
>even a touch of half and half without tasting like someone melted a
>brown crayola crayon in hot water.
>
> And as I mentioned previously I'm not expecting an espresso clone
>from this machine, but it doesn't even come close to matching the
>strength of stuff you can buy at a coffee cart. At the risk of being
>repetitive, what K-cups do you think are the right ones ?
>
>Sandy
I started out liking Timothy's Kona Blend, but after trying Green
Mountain's Lake and Lodge, Kona seems too weak for me. I don't prefer
the burnt bean flavor of Starbucks. Is that what most people strive
for in a Dark Roast?


  
Date: 19 Dec 2006 21:25:13
From: Newsgroup User
Subject: Re: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups
Alexander.Beeser@gmail.com wrote:

> Pay tell which are "the right cups" ? I tired the Green Mountain
> Dark Magic and it was inexcusably weak. The Timothy's Parisian Nights
> is a little better but only at the most concentrated volume.
> Neither can hold up to increased dilution (forget the travel mug) or
> even a touch of half and half without tasting like someone melted a
> brown crayola crayon in hot water.

I've liked the GM Sumatran EB, Coffee People Organic (EB), Tully's
French Roast, and GJ Black Magic EB.

You can check some of the recommendations at www.singleservecoffee.com .
There's something for those who like medium and dark roasts.


 
Date: 13 Dec 2006 18:31:37
From: daveb
Subject: Re: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups
tried the kurig -- demo'ed at a loacal costco

IMHO -- Pure Crap.

dave


Tom Miller wrote:
> On 2006-12-05 21:17:45 -0500, Alexander.Beeser@gmail.com said:
>
> > Tom Miller wrote:
> >> On 2006-10-24 11:34:14 -0400, Mike Garner <coffee_snood@quar.net> said:
> >>
> >>> In article <ojnqj2dslt1qhtj0fd6o5jbjrbh3d8oele@4ax.com>,
> >>> mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net says...
> >>>> On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 23:58:36 GMT, Tom Miller <torpeau@mac.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> What I've been doing is putting the same K-cup thru two of the 5.25 oz.
> >>>>> cycles. So far using the strongest K-cup coffee, the strength is
> >>>>> acceptable.
> >>>>
> >>>> Sorry, but that's a really bad idea. "Strength" isn't really the
> >>>> issue. You aren't extracting the same flavors twice. Instead, on the
> >>>> first pass, you're extracting mostly good flavors, and on the second,
> >>>> mostly bad (what we call "overextracting"). It should taste much
> >>>> better if you just run 2 K-cups into one big mug.
> >>>>
> >>>> shall
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> shall's completely correct. A "regular" K-cup only holds barely
> >>> enough coffee for the 5.25 oz cup. An extra bold k-cup is appropriate
> >>> for the 7.25 size. Anything else is just overextracted.
> >>>
> >>> Mike
> >>
> >> Thanks for the guidance. So far I haven't been impressed with the
> >> strength with any of the flavors no matter how I have made the coffee.
> >> I was expecting a little more flavor.
> >
> > I'm in the same boat, I just got my keurig B60 with the included
> > "sample pack" and I was underwhelmed with the strength of even the
> > green mountain dark magic at the smallest volume setting. None of the
> > other extra bolds were any better and all were before their expiration
> > date. I love the design and convienience and do not expect espresso
> > strength but so far everything tastes like watered down coffee to me.
> > Having to use 3-4 K-cups to get an acceptable volume of acceptable
> > strength coffee makes the break even point compared to buying it on
> > campus several more years down the road.
> >
> > Is the green mountain dark magic really the boldest of the bold? Or
> > is there something even bolder?
>
> I have wondered if the Tassimo yields stronger coffee. The extra-bolds
> are only okay to me using the 5 1/4 oz. in my Keurig B60. Oddly, the
> reviews at Amazon didn't seem to indicate a problem -- maybe they all
> like weak coffee.



  
Date: 14 Dec 2006 21:47:51
From: Newsgroup User
Subject: Re: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups
daveb wrote:
> tried the kurig -- demo'ed at a loacal costco
>
> IMHO -- Pure Crap.
With the right cups it will make a great cup of coffee. Probably very
close to my homeroast brewed in a Presto Scandinavian. Not the same,
but very close and a good tradeoff for the convenience.


 
Date: 05 Dec 2006 18:17:45
From:
Subject: Re: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups
Tom Miller wrote:
> On 2006-10-24 11:34:14 -0400, Mike Garner <coffee_snood@quar.net> said:
>
> > In article <ojnqj2dslt1qhtj0fd6o5jbjrbh3d8oele@4ax.com>,
> > mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net says...
> >> On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 23:58:36 GMT, Tom Miller <torpeau@mac.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> What I've been doing is putting the same K-cup thru two of the 5.25 oz.
> >>> cycles. So far using the strongest K-cup coffee, the strength is
> >>> acceptable.
> >>
> >> Sorry, but that's a really bad idea. "Strength" isn't really the
> >> issue. You aren't extracting the same flavors twice. Instead, on the
> >> first pass, you're extracting mostly good flavors, and on the second,
> >> mostly bad (what we call "overextracting"). It should taste much
> >> better if you just run 2 K-cups into one big mug.
> >>
> >> shall
> >>
> >
> >
> > shall's completely correct. A "regular" K-cup only holds barely
> > enough coffee for the 5.25 oz cup. An extra bold k-cup is appropriate
> > for the 7.25 size. Anything else is just overextracted.
> >
> > Mike
>
> Thanks for the guidance. So far I haven't been impressed with the
> strength with any of the flavors no matter how I have made the coffee.
> I was expecting a little more flavor.

I'm in the same boat, I just got my keurig B60 with the included
"sample pack" and I was underwhelmed with the strength of even the
green mountain dark magic at the smallest volume setting. None of the
other extra bolds were any better and all were before their expiration
date. I love the design and convienience and do not expect espresso
strength but so far everything tastes like watered down coffee to me.
Having to use 3-4 K-cups to get an acceptable volume of acceptable
strength coffee makes the break even point compared to buying it on
campus several more years down the road.

Is the green mountain dark magic really the boldest of the bold? Or
is there something even bolder?



  
Date: 13 Dec 2006 19:37:54
From: Tom Miller
Subject: Re: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups
On 2006-12-05 21:17:45 -0500, Alexander.Beeser@gmail.com said:

> Tom Miller wrote:
>> On 2006-10-24 11:34:14 -0400, Mike Garner <coffee_snood@quar.net> said:
>>
>>> In article <ojnqj2dslt1qhtj0fd6o5jbjrbh3d8oele@4ax.com>,
>>> mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net says...
>>>> On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 23:58:36 GMT, Tom Miller <torpeau@mac.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> What I've been doing is putting the same K-cup thru two of the 5.25 oz.
>>>>> cycles. So far using the strongest K-cup coffee, the strength is
>>>>> acceptable.
>>>>
>>>> Sorry, but that's a really bad idea. "Strength" isn't really the
>>>> issue. You aren't extracting the same flavors twice. Instead, on the
>>>> first pass, you're extracting mostly good flavors, and on the second,
>>>> mostly bad (what we call "overextracting"). It should taste much
>>>> better if you just run 2 K-cups into one big mug.
>>>>
>>>> shall
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> shall's completely correct. A "regular" K-cup only holds barely
>>> enough coffee for the 5.25 oz cup. An extra bold k-cup is appropriate
>>> for the 7.25 size. Anything else is just overextracted.
>>>
>>> Mike
>>
>> Thanks for the guidance. So far I haven't been impressed with the
>> strength with any of the flavors no matter how I have made the coffee.
>> I was expecting a little more flavor.
>
> I'm in the same boat, I just got my keurig B60 with the included
> "sample pack" and I was underwhelmed with the strength of even the
> green mountain dark magic at the smallest volume setting. None of the
> other extra bolds were any better and all were before their expiration
> date. I love the design and convienience and do not expect espresso
> strength but so far everything tastes like watered down coffee to me.
> Having to use 3-4 K-cups to get an acceptable volume of acceptable
> strength coffee makes the break even point compared to buying it on
> campus several more years down the road.
>
> Is the green mountain dark magic really the boldest of the bold? Or
> is there something even bolder?

I have wondered if the Tassimo yields stronger coffee. The extra-bolds
are only okay to me using the 5 1/4 oz. in my Keurig B60. Oddly, the
reviews at Amazon didn't seem to indicate a problem -- maybe they all
like weak coffee.



   
Date: 13 Dec 2006 18:53:03
From: Lloyd Parsons
Subject: Re: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups
In article <45809ce2$0$7021$4c368faf@roadrunner.com >,
Tom Miller <torpeau@mac.com > wrote:

> On 2006-12-05 21:17:45 -0500, Alexander.Beeser@gmail.com said:
>
> > Tom Miller wrote:
> >> On 2006-10-24 11:34:14 -0400, Mike Garner <coffee_snood@quar.net> said:
> >>
> >>> In article <ojnqj2dslt1qhtj0fd6o5jbjrbh3d8oele@4ax.com>,
> >>> mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net says...
> >>>> On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 23:58:36 GMT, Tom Miller <torpeau@mac.com> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> What I've been doing is putting the same K-cup thru two of the 5.25 oz.
> >>>>> cycles. So far using the strongest K-cup coffee, the strength is
> >>>>> acceptable.
> >>>>
> >>>> Sorry, but that's a really bad idea. "Strength" isn't really the
> >>>> issue. You aren't extracting the same flavors twice. Instead, on the
> >>>> first pass, you're extracting mostly good flavors, and on the second,
> >>>> mostly bad (what we call "overextracting"). It should taste much
> >>>> better if you just run 2 K-cups into one big mug.
> >>>>
> >>>> shall
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> shall's completely correct. A "regular" K-cup only holds barely
> >>> enough coffee for the 5.25 oz cup. An extra bold k-cup is appropriate
> >>> for the 7.25 size. Anything else is just overextracted.
> >>>
> >>> Mike
> >>
> >> Thanks for the guidance. So far I haven't been impressed with the
> >> strength with any of the flavors no matter how I have made the coffee.
> >> I was expecting a little more flavor.
> >
> > I'm in the same boat, I just got my keurig B60 with the included
> > "sample pack" and I was underwhelmed with the strength of even the
> > green mountain dark magic at the smallest volume setting. None of the
> > other extra bolds were any better and all were before their expiration
> > date. I love the design and convienience and do not expect espresso
> > strength but so far everything tastes like watered down coffee to me.
> > Having to use 3-4 K-cups to get an acceptable volume of acceptable
> > strength coffee makes the break even point compared to buying it on
> > campus several more years down the road.
> >
> > Is the green mountain dark magic really the boldest of the bold? Or
> > is there something even bolder?
>
> I have wondered if the Tassimo yields stronger coffee. The extra-bolds
> are only okay to me using the 5 1/4 oz. in my Keurig B60. Oddly, the
> reviews at Amazon didn't seem to indicate a problem -- maybe they all
> like weak coffee.

The Tassimo does indeed yield stronger coffee. Especially the Mastro
and Carte Noir Cremas. However, the selection of coffees is not very
wide, most are blends and blends that you don't actually know what is in
them.


 
Date: 12 Oct 2006 21:19:56
From: Mike Garner
Subject: Re: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups
In article <2006100917175427544-torpeau@maccom >, torpeau@mac.com says...
> After a very interesting article in Newsweek last week, I bought a
> Keurig B60 and a bunch of different varieties of coffee. The user
> reviews at amazon.com were very positive on the unit.
>
> So far I have made coffee 5 or 6 times and am pleased with the unit's
> construction and ease of use. I am a little surprised that only the 5
> 1/4 oz. portion is strong enough for my wife and me.
>
> How long are K-Cups supposed to last? Any tips?
>
>

That's simply because the K-cup only contains the proper amount coffee
for the shortest cup. The taller cup is only appropriate with an extra-
bold k-cup. They last as long as the expiration date on the side. (and
to taste)

Mike


  
Date: 22 Oct 2006 01:09:29
From: Dave M.
Subject: Re: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups
Mike Garner <coffee_snood@quar.net > wrote in
news:MPG.1f98b3c43b1cffaa989680@news20.forteinc.com:

> In article <2006100917175427544-torpeau@maccom>, torpeau@mac.com says...
>> After a very interesting article in Newsweek last week, I bought a
>> Keurig B60 and a bunch of different varieties of coffee. The user
>> reviews at amazon.com were very positive on the unit.
>>
>> So far I have made coffee 5 or 6 times and am pleased with the unit's
>> construction and ease of use. I am a little surprised that only the 5
>> 1/4 oz. portion is strong enough for my wife and me.
>>
>> How long are K-Cups supposed to last? Any tips?
>>
>>
>
> That's simply because the K-cup only contains the proper amount coffee
> for the shortest cup. The taller cup is only appropriate with an extra-
> bold k-cup. They last as long as the expiration date on the side. (and
> to taste)
>
> Mike
>

I've read the trick to a larger cup is to brew two K-cups. Also you can use
a finer grind (not too fine) in a "My K-cup". sells for $14.95. You fill it
with your own grinds.


   
Date: 23 Oct 2006 23:58:36
From: Tom Miller
Subject: Re: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups
On 2006-10-22 02:09:29 -0400, "Dave M." <none@none.com > said:

> Mike Garner <coffee_snood@quar.net> wrote in
> news:MPG.1f98b3c43b1cffaa989680@news20.forteinc.com:
>
>> In article <2006100917175427544-torpeau@maccom>, torpeau@mac.com says...
>>> After a very interesting article in Newsweek last week, I bought a
>>> Keurig B60 and a bunch of different varieties of coffee. The user
>>> reviews at amazon.com were very positive on the unit.
>>>
>>> So far I have made coffee 5 or 6 times and am pleased with the unit's
>>> construction and ease of use. I am a little surprised that only the 5
>>> 1/4 oz. portion is strong enough for my wife and me.
>>>
>>> How long are K-Cups supposed to last? Any tips?
>>>
>>>
>>
>> That's simply because the K-cup only contains the proper amount coffee
>> for the shortest cup. The taller cup is only appropriate with an extra-
>> bold k-cup. They last as long as the expiration date on the side. (and
>> to taste)
>>
>> Mike
>>
>
> I've read the trick to a larger cup is to brew two K-cups. Also you can
> use a finer grind (not too fine) in a "My K-cup". sells for $14.95. You
> fill it with your own grinds.

What I've been doing is putting the same K-cup thru two of the 5.25 oz.
cycles. So far using the strongest K-cup coffee, the strength is
acceptable.
I have gotten the accessory that allows the use of regular coffee, but
haven't tried it yet in my B60.



    
Date: 24 Oct 2006 00:32:56
From: Marshall
Subject: Re: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups
On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 23:58:36 GMT, Tom Miller <torpeau@mac.com > wrote:


>What I've been doing is putting the same K-cup thru two of the 5.25 oz.
>cycles. So far using the strongest K-cup coffee, the strength is
>acceptable.

Sorry, but that's a really bad idea. "Strength" isn't really the
issue. You aren't extracting the same flavors twice. Instead, on the
first pass, you're extracting mostly good flavors, and on the second,
mostly bad (what we call "overextracting"). It should taste much
better if you just run 2 K-cups into one big mug.

shall


     
Date: 24 Oct 2006 10:34:14
From: Mike Garner
Subject: Re: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups
In article <ojnqj2dslt1qhtj0fd6o5jbjrbh3d8oele@4ax.com >,
mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net says...
> On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 23:58:36 GMT, Tom Miller <torpeau@mac.com> wrote:
>
>
> >What I've been doing is putting the same K-cup thru two of the 5.25 oz.
> >cycles. So far using the strongest K-cup coffee, the strength is
> >acceptable.
>
> Sorry, but that's a really bad idea. "Strength" isn't really the
> issue. You aren't extracting the same flavors twice. Instead, on the
> first pass, you're extracting mostly good flavors, and on the second,
> mostly bad (what we call "overextracting"). It should taste much
> better if you just run 2 K-cups into one big mug.
>
> shall
>


shall's completely correct. A "regular" K-cup only holds barely
enough coffee for the 5.25 oz cup. An extra bold k-cup is appropriate
for the 7.25 size. Anything else is just overextracted.

Mike


      
Date: 26 Oct 2006 10:36:48
From: Tom Miller
Subject: Re: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups
On 2006-10-24 11:34:14 -0400, Mike Garner <coffee_snood@quar.net > said:

> In article <ojnqj2dslt1qhtj0fd6o5jbjrbh3d8oele@4ax.com>,
> mrfuss@ihatespamearthlink.net says...
>> On Mon, 23 Oct 2006 23:58:36 GMT, Tom Miller <torpeau@mac.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>> What I've been doing is putting the same K-cup thru two of the 5.25 oz.
>>> cycles. So far using the strongest K-cup coffee, the strength is
>>> acceptable.
>>
>> Sorry, but that's a really bad idea. "Strength" isn't really the
>> issue. You aren't extracting the same flavors twice. Instead, on the
>> first pass, you're extracting mostly good flavors, and on the second,
>> mostly bad (what we call "overextracting"). It should taste much
>> better if you just run 2 K-cups into one big mug.
>>
>> shall
>>
>
>
> shall's completely correct. A "regular" K-cup only holds barely
> enough coffee for the 5.25 oz cup. An extra bold k-cup is appropriate
> for the 7.25 size. Anything else is just overextracted.
>
> Mike

Thanks for the guidance. So far I haven't been impressed with the
strength with any of the flavors no matter how I have made the coffee.
I was expecting a little more flavor.



   
Date: 22 Oct 2006 14:27:27
From: Mike Garner
Subject: Re: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups
In article <Xns986415F493DB5DaveM@216.196.97.131 >, none@none.com says...
> I've read the trick to a larger cup is to brew two K-cups. Also you can use
> a finer grind (not too fine) in a "My K-cup". sells for $14.95. You fill it
> with your own grinds.
>


That's not much of a trick. Brewing multiple cups into the same
container seems to be pretty much common sense.

The My K-cup holds right around 12 grams of coffee. At a proper 17:1
extraction ratio yields a 7.25 oz. That's a perfect match to the 7.25
oz cup size of the Keurig machines. If you grind finer, all you are
going to do is overextract the cup.

Mike


 
Date: 09 Oct 2006 21:58:28
From: I->Ian
Subject: Re: Green Mountain, Keurig & K-Cups
On Mon, 09 Oct 2006 21:17:55 GMT, Tom Miller <torpeau@mac.com > wrote:

>
>How long are K-Cups supposed to last?

Doesn't bode well when keted by "Osiris keting"
Osiris was the great god of the dead who was killed at quite a young
age by his brother, Seth.