My parents have one and they LOVE it!!
My parents have one and they LOVE it!!
I also do hot chocolate (Green Mountain's Dark Hot Chocolate and White Hot Chocolate K-Cups are insanely good!) and hot apple cider (also Green Mountain K-Cups) in them too. In summer I brew over ice, which is fab. My current favorite is Green Mountains Spicy Egg Nog. With Bailey's Irish Cream creamer (found at the supermarket), this is a great holiday treat!
I have a question. I bought one for my Dad a few years ago, and I was not happy with the temperature of the coffee. It was nowhere near hot enough. Are the newer ones better (hotter)?
I've had the Platinum one for about 9 months now. Used it before at an old office and loved the flavors. Bought it for home when my mom moved in, she's got shaky hands and I was worried about her burning herself using hot water and instant coffee.
Mine has a filter for the water, the reusable filter so you can use ground coffee, and a programmer mode so you can fix the water temp, set the time, set brew size default, etc. Favorite is the Columbian Fair Trade, and I am addicted to the seasonal coffees too (Pumpkin Spice, Gingerbread, etc.). Southern Pecan is my mom's favorite. I use it for hot water to make tea and hot chocolate. We've bought K-cup iced tea, but I wasn't excited by it.
Keurig customer service is awesome. I get the Cafe Express from Green Mountain, and have also started buying the coffee at Macy's and Bed Bath and Beyond (their sales are amazing).
I'd advise shopping around. I got mine from QVC on easy pay and it was $150, came with 48 k cups, 2 filters and 1 reusable filter. Plus, when you registered it online, you got another 2 boxes from Keurig.
So what's the deal with the water? I read in a review that you have to use distilled water. Is this true? You can't use tap water?
dbell - Does the water filter gadget in your setup allow you to use tap water?
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I've had mine for over a year and love it.
It is great because I only like 1 cup of coffee a day and I can have a different one everyday. I went to Bed, Bath & Beyond and bought lots of different flavors (they were on sale) so I have lots to choose from. Also have the adapter for regular coffee. Bought one for Christmas gift for daughter who is in college. Great when company visits.
Mine is usually too hot to drink right away too, so I think the newer models have taken care of the temperature issue.
We have really good water in our area, that tests better than bottled, so I always use tap. I would guess that you'd need to avoid tap if you had lots of minerals in your water.
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I use Brita filtered water and the filter for the coffee pot. Guess it's overkill, but why not, the Brita's sitting there anyway on the counter, and I hate tap water.
I adore my Keurig.
I'm getting one for Christmas.
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I love my Keurig! On Thanksgiving it was a real hit as everyone picked whatever coffee or tea they wanted. My sister in law went out and bought one the next day.
My mom has one and loves it! My fiance is contemplating getting one because I don't drink coffee and he hates making a pot just for himself.
We just got a new dishwasher, and it comes with a coupon good for a free Bosch Tassimo maker. I haven't received the Tassimo yet, but I'm thinking of giving it to my D in college who likes coffee with (shudder) hazelnut-flavored fake cream. Does anyone know if the Tassimo accommodates a travel-size coffee cup? Are their disks that would incorporate the creamer or do you still add that separately?
I can't believe I never thought of getting one of these before. We ALWAYS waste coffee here because my hubby insists on me brewing coffee for US in the morning but he ends up NOT drinking any of the coffee about 75% of the time. I'm getting one this weekend for sure. I sure hope one of my local Costco's has this in stock.