Any other french press users own Keurig?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by glocke12, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. glocke12 macrumors 6502a

    glocke12

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    I really, really enjoy a cup of french press coffee, and have used one exclusively for the past 15 years. To me, nothing tastes as rich or as bold as a good cup of FP.

    However, I do get tired of the mess, and cant wash the grounds down the drain because I have a septic system, so this weekend I picked up a keurig B60. Have to admit, it makes a halfway decent cup of coffee depending on which pod you use. Not quite as good as a FP, but not bad, and tons better than the flavia system i have at work.

    Any FP users here make the transition to keurig and have a good blend to recomend?
     
  2. Zerozal macrumors 6502

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    I love my french press and use it on the weekends, but during the week when I have to get to work I use my Keurig. There's nothing I've found that comes close to the flavor, richness, and "oilyness" if you will, of french press, but I have found a few k-cup blends that I really like--"Newman's Special Blend Extra Bold", "Timothy's Italian Blend", and "Coffee People Donut Shop" are my top 3.
     
  3. Iscariot macrumors 68030

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    I used a Keurig at work before I got a french press. While I agree that nothing beats a good cup of french pressed coffee, I always found the Timothy's brand pods, especially irish cream, to be pretty good.
     
  4. imeridian macrumors newbie

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    Coffee People Jetfuel and Black Tiger are the richest, blackest, boldest, etc, coffees that I've tried thus far.
     
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  6. Surely Guest

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    I switched from French Press, which I've used for the past 5 years, to the Keurig B70. As much as I agree that nothing beats a FP cup of coffee, the Keurig is pretty damn close.

    For me, the lack of a mess is worth the very slight trade off.

    Coffee People Donut Shop is my favorite.
     
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    No thanks. I stick to the French press at work. There's a hot water heater at work, and it's very easy to scoop the grounds into a bin. It takes around 5 minutes to make my coffee and clean up, but I don't consider that a lot of time.
     
  8. wfj5444 macrumors 6502

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    I used to use a french press as well. I highly recommend Coffee People Jet Fuel (I find Black Tiger too burnt tasting) or Santa's Buzz (Only available Thanksgiving to a bit after Christmas).

    I brew both of those on the largest setting, the taste good on smaller ones as well. I have to brew Doughnut Shop, which I also like, on the smallest to taste strong enough for me.
     

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