Keurig Machines Any Good?

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  1. killvmain macrumors newbie

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    Hello there, I've seen many of you know well coffee, I'm trying to upgrade to something better than hot brewing coffee machines and got Keurig machines, does anyone know if them are good, ok, terrible, etc?

    I do follow the forums for a while but I never did post before so hello everyone :)
     
  2. GalFieri macrumors regular

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    Hey, I'm new too! Signed up only today actually.

    I tend to generally advise people not to get one because of environmental reasons. Also, aren't they the ones that tried to use DRM for their coffee pods?
     
  3. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    It's getting more and more difficult to find whole bean coffee at the grocery store, what with the metastasizing racks of coffee pods.
     
  4. kch50428 macrumors 6502

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    Get a reusable pod so you can get your own coffee... Or, screw the machine and get a French press pot and learn to use it well. :)
     
  5. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    We have a Keurig at home and I have a Verismo at work. Reusable pods in both.

    I prefer the Verismo. I think the water is hotter, and it's easier to refill the pods.
     
  6. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    I myself have an aeropress. Cleanup is easier than with a french press.
     
  7. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    Keurig Machine 2.0 do indeed use DRM, but let's face it, the cheap coffee that doesn't come with the chip tastes gross anyway. The newer machines do allow you to use refillable cups, but if it's a 2.0, it has to use the newer version.

    Keurig brewers are just ok, not great. My mom's smaller one heats up a lot more than mine does. The biggest thing is convenience. If you only want one or two cups, they are ideal.
     
  8. _ATR_ macrumors newbie

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    Keurigs are better than Nespressos for instance, though pod machines impose their own limitations and issues - ecological, financial - pods are expensive - and quality of coffee. If you are not that demanding they might be fine for you. I've seen a bunch of them in best of lists for budget machines, though I'm not sure I would afford one.
     
  9. Scepticalscribe, Mar 5, 2016
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    An excellent suggestion, and one that I'll second. A French Press is almost idiot proof, lasts forever, and you can buy coffee pre-ground if you don't wish to go to the trouble of having to grind your own.

    Actually, with a French Press, you are limited solely by the quality of the coffee you buy.
     
  10. Mr. McMac Suspended

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    I went through 4 machines in the last six years. The pumps have a bad reputation of failing. This is what happened to all 4 of mine. I've since gone back to perked coffee, which in my opinion is far superior, and far cheaper than K Cups.
     
  11. jbachandouris macrumors 68040

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    Really? Our machine is over 4 years old and we've never had a problem.
     
  12. macquariumguy macrumors 6502a

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    I love our Keurig. I only buy the biodegradable San Francisco Bay pods.
     
  13. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    I've had mine coming up on three years, no problems. I do only use it once a day though, the rest of the time it's French press for me. But at 5am I have to say I like pushing that button for the cup of java I need to figure out how to make real coffee.
     
  14. zachlegomaniac, Mar 5, 2016
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    zachlegomaniac macrumors 6502a

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    My wife and I had two, both in the mid to late 2000's and each lasted about 1.5 years. Now we just brew traditionally and have had that same machine for at least 6 years. The newer versions may be way better than the ones we had purchased, but they didn't hold up well back then.

    Edit: We did have three people in the house making at least one cup a day.... and probably up to 3 max (per person) so it was getting moderate use.

    Also, +1 for the French Press.
     
  15. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Our Keurig machine has served us well for about 6-7 years. We don't drink enough coffee to justify making more than a few cups, and since I drink decaf and my wife does not it lets us each make what we want without making more than we will drink.

    Unlike others in this thread, I did buy a refillable pod but I could never get it to work correctly, so I don't use it.
     
  16. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    That's one of those unlicensed manufacturers, is it not? And you know what that means, don't you?

     
  17. zachlegomaniac macrumors 6502a

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    We also have a Rancilio espresso machine that has worked well for us. Thought I'd mention that as well.
     

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