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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:52 pm

Trilo, every rare now and then an appliance really lives up to or surpasses expectations... that K-cup coffeemaker is one!
I couldn't love it more. Terrific device. It's FAST too. You can just leave it on, I checked mine with a watt meter, it costs you practically nothing since it only keeps a small quantity of water hot all the time. If you keep it near the sink and you have one of those handheld sprayers you can just fill it with that, that's what I do.
You're not locked into using the K-cup thingies, they do have screen cups that you can spoon your own coffee into. Mine even came with it.
It's great. You drop in the coffee, hit the button and coffee starts filling your cup. You don't even have to clean it much, nothing but water goes through the machine. If I were a little more flush with cash I'd send you one for Christmas.
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Thel K-cups I just bought say "compostible" on the bags they are packed in... they are a paper filter but have a plastic ring on top, I'm not sure what's up with that, if it's some sort of biodegradable composite or they mean just the coffee grounds. I use the spoon-in-your-own-coffee thing when I can, but I throw in a K-cup when I'm late for work and gotta have it FAST.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Thecatman » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:05 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:If you keep it near the sink and you have one of those handheld sprayers you can just fill it with that, that's what I do.
You're not locked into using the K-cup thingies, they do have screen cups that you can spoon your own coffee into.


That sounds like a good idea but because our water here in northern Nevada is so "hard," we use bottled distilled water. All of our faucets have a white crust around them from the minerals and calcium in the water and we don't want that clogging any plumbing in the machine.
:oops: I forgot all about that screen filter. :oops:
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Ratty » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:55 pm

I recently read a review in Consumer reports. It talked about buying the filters so you can use your own coffee. Now where is it?
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:06 pm

The machine I bought from Cuss-Co came with one, and I've seen the little screen cups you spoon your own coffee into at department and grocery stores too.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Elorrum » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:07 pm

I've used one of these for years, similar brand, small footprint, uses any coffee I find, I use the full cup of water, and make one cup of coffee, don't really consider it espresso. It's not a fully pressurized machine x bars of pressure etc. and consequently doesn't have a high price tag. On the one I have, you have to unscrew the lid to pour the water in, and it takes a little longer than the k-cup. My sister has a k-cup, and the use your own filter is smaller to fill, and harder to clean, than this machine's grind holder. I like how the keurig machine just opens up and you pour the water in, or the larger ones have a reservoir. For this machine, clean up is just knock the hard puck of coffee out of the grind holder (rinse it off for company.) I run vinegar through it from time to time to remove scale. The steamer works for milk, but I never use it.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:16 pm

Elorrum wrote: For this machine, clean up is just knock the hard puck of coffee out of the grind holder (rinse it off for company.)

You can do exactly that with the K-cup style screen filter too, what's the difference?
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Elorrum » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:21 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:
Elorrum wrote: For this machine, clean up is just knock the hard puck of coffee out of the grind holder (rinse it off for company.)

You can do exactly that with the K-cup style screen filter too, what's the difference?

The difference I have found is that the k-cup is fine mesh and since it isn't as pressurized the grinds are looser, and need to be rinsed out and washed. The espresso machine really packs it down, and it just plops out. The espresso machine also holds more coffee, and makes a stronger cup, which I prefer.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby ygmir » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:23 pm

I'm not sure if I just committed sacrilege...........or have invented an ultimate taste treat:

I but my pork down the street, and get the belly unsliced (bacon).......tonight, I sliced it the thin way, and made.......yes, wait.........a "bacon steak"!!

OMD it was so good. about as big as a super big pork steak, but boneless and bacon.

*readies self for Hail Mary's and cat o nine tails.*
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Elorrum » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:27 pm

I hear the sound of cardiac specialists buying new Mercedes.
Seriously, if you can do it, do it. A bacon steak sounds quite tasty.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby OregonRed » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:27 pm

ygmir wrote:I'm not sure if I just committed sacrilege...........or have invented an ultimate taste treat:

I but my pork down the street, and get the belly unsliced (bacon).......tonight, I sliced it the thin way, and made.......yes, wait.........a "bacon steak"!!

OMD it was so good. about as big as a super big pork steak, but boneless and bacon.

*readies self for Hail Mary's and cat o nine tails.*


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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:43 pm

I've seen the Keurigs in an office environment. We were touring furniture show rooms. It makes sense to me there, because you don't know who's going to walk in wanting what.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:49 pm

Damn you Ygmir, Charlie just read that and wants to do it... I'm definitely gonna wake up dead after that stuff!
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby ygmir » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:58 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:Damn you Ygmir, Charlie just read that and wants to do it... I'm definitely gonna wake up dead after that stuff!



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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby fernley1 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:07 pm

We love our Keurig. We also live in northern Nevada and haven't had any problems with it, yes a little white scale sometimes.
We are planning on bringing a smaller Keurig to burning man next year. :coffee:
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:19 pm

fernley1 wrote:We are planning on bringing a smaller Keurig to burning man next year. :coffee:

Abso-fucking-lutely! I waffled back and forth about bringing mine this year, and decided not to. That was officially my Biggest Mistake Of 2013!
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby fernley1 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:51 pm

Yes Captain G, it will be nice to have when you need a fast pick me up during burning man.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby ygmir » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:47 am

*strolls in, starts ECM*
kinda quiet in here..........*throws dust in fan*, spreads sawdust on floor

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Ratty » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:04 am

I drink coffee 24/7. For the burn I bring Nescafe 3 in 1 coffee sticks or tea. My little starbucks thermos keeps water hot for 12 hours. There is a lot of good coffee available out there. Once the Baileys in it I can't tell the difference.

Hey! There's something you can make for next year. 2 gallons of Kahlua. I think it's vodka, brandy and instant coffee. (Age for 6-9 months).
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby unjonharley » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:11 am

:coffee: :coffee: :| :coffee: :coffee: :?:
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby ygmir » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:19 am

Ratty wrote:I drink coffee 24/7. For the burn I bring Nescafe 3 in 1 coffee sticks or tea. My little starbucks thermos keeps water hot for 12 hours. There is a lot of good coffee available out there. Once the Baileys in it I can't tell the difference.

Hey! There's something you can make for next year. 2 gallons of Kahlua. I think it's vodka, brandy and instant coffee. (Age for 6-9 months).

when I made it:
vodka, ground coffee, chopped vanilla bean, age, and filter. Very smooth.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby Ratty » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:21 am

Sounds yum. I've never made it but it used to be a popular gift.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby gyre » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:45 am

I've made it and can't find the recipe I used, but I'm sure sugar was added.
Cheaper vodka works better.
I wanted to try some exotic coffees.
Vanilla sounds good.

We aged it in the back of a sports car for a few hundred miles.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby AntiM » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:32 am

:coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

I have some nice Van Gogh Double Espresso. Pretty bottle.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby ygmir » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:31 am

AntiM wrote::coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

I have some nice Van Gogh Double Espresso. Pretty bottle.


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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby magicmarty » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:55 am

Morning, kiddies. Yesterday I had a reunion with my very first real girlfriend who I've not seen or spoken to for 63 years. She does not look the same as she did in high school. Surprise! But then, neither do I for sure. Interesting in how our thoughts about how we broke up were so different. Funny how today, I am thinking of the things I didn't say, that I should have yesterday while we were together. Have to correct that, or maybe not. Someone said "you can't go home again" and it is so true. We are here now and today, yesterday no longer exists. I'm reading Ray Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine" and he deals with this precise situation in the part I am at. Immediacy prevails. Have a great day everyone. Carpe diem for sure!

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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby gyre » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:50 am

I'm very pleased that some of my high school co-conspirators are even better people than they were then, and I like them more now.

And I seem to run into musicians I knew ages ago and it's like yesterday.



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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby gyre » Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:58 am

The Mrs Bentley story?


Now I want to reread it all.
There is a new set of stories I probably never saw, part of the series.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby magicmarty » Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:43 pm

Hey Gyre, Mrs Bentley it is.
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby ygmir » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:08 pm

*pokes head in door*

HI Marty!!

anyone here?..........
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Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Postby magicmarty » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:55 pm

Hi YG. Good seeing you at the Decomp. Is Doc doing the train ride again this year? Glad you could use the rebar.
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