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Is Keurig worth it?

post #1 of 16
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I am on the fence about this. My cofffee-addicted side says get it, my frugal side says to stick to my regular pot. What are the pros/cons that you have found? DH drinks about 5 cups/day, me about 2 or 3. We like differenct flavors, so have 2 makers so my flavored coffee does not mess with his regular. I know the K cups can add up. Please share your thoughts and help me decide. TIA!
post #2 of 16
In the morning I use our regular mr. coffee pot. Because both of us drink coffee, when we first wake up.

If there is none left, I will use my keurig to make a cup of coffee to take to work with me.

In the winter I like a cup or two in the evening, and so I will use my Keurig for that! I like the fact that you can make one cup at a time and it is always good. Sometimes if you try that with a regular coffee pot, the coffee is either to weak or too strong.

Also, I change my mind on a daily basis, as to what kind of flavor I want for my coffee!
post #3 of 16
I just got one about a month ago and I love it. However, it is a supplement to my regular pot - I still use that one every morning. The K-cups would cost me a fortune if I used them all the time. We were out of coffee last Sunday and used the Keurig for our morning coffee and went through about a quarter of a box - I buy expensive coffee and I still don't spend $2-$3 a day on my coffee.

I like the Keurig for those days I want one more cup when I get home from work, and they are nice for hot cocoa and tea in the evening.
post #4 of 16
I got a Keurig off Craigslist for $40. Wouldnt spend $200 on one! But I love it! I only drink one cup of coffee a day, sometimes two, and I love that it makes a perfect cup every time. I usually get two cups out of one K-cup. One perfect, one weaker. That way it stretches the dollar a bit more. And if you buy them at say, Bed Bath and Beyond with a 20% off coupon, they aren't as expensive. Great for the person that just drinks one cup...
post #5 of 16
My dad and my brother have a different version - a more expensive version of a Keurig, but same concept. I love using them at their house. DH and I talk about it but the coffee is SO expensive. Coffee isn't cheap to begin with, and while I just have one cup in the morning, DH drinks several, and we'd go thru those K-cups far too fast.

I got a BB&Beyond brochure this week - it showed a reusable K-cup that you would fill with your own loose coffee. That little gizmo was around $17, but then you can use your own coffee & it would pay for itself in no time. For now, we're sticking w/ our coffeemaker.
post #6 of 16
Too high for me, but my daughter and son in law love theirs. Of course, they have no children and both work full time!!
post #7 of 16
I wouldn't use it at home personally because I drink 2-3 cups of coffee each morning myself. It would just be too expensive in my opinion. But it a person only drinks one cup, or for college kids in a dorm, etc, I think they're great.
post #8 of 16
Just all depends on how much you love coffee. I work with a few ladies who have one at home and they LOVE it. Too expensive for me though.
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks to all for your feedback!! That is my big dilemma - the cost factor. Calamari, it is interesting to hear there is an adapter where you can use your own coffee - anyone have anything to say about the success of using that?
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by lovemy2boys View Post

Thanks to all for your feedback!! That is my big dilemma - the cost factor. Calamari, it is interesting to hear there is an adapter where you can use your own coffee - anyone have anything to say about the success of using that?

My husband bought one to use at work and he ended up taking it back. Then his boss bought a different kind and he had trouble with it, too.
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