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  1. Visit  BrookeeLou_RN profile page
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    I love appliances. Really I am obsessed. Bought Keurig Special Edition last Christmas for myself. I bought that one cause it has 3 cup sizes. I like coffee once in a blue moon but like to have it for company. I Like Kona best but have only been able to find Kona Blend lately.I did find Kahula recently but have not tried it yet. I bought the small silver single serving filter, with this you just add any type of coffee you like, It is the pod itself...Mine is used for hot chocolate mainly. Grand kids can make their own, and it is very good.
  2. Visit  nursefrances profile page
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    I bought a keurig a few weeks ago and love it. I never understood the hype over these machines. Then I went to a church function and they had 2 keurigs set up with different flavors of coffees and teas. I wanted one after that. I purchased the B70 elite or 'special edition' (something like that). It has 5 cup sizes (4,6,8,10, and 12oz.), a 72 ounce water tank, and can make iced beverages too. I saved $70 by using a 20% off coupon and $40 in saved up rewards store cash (Kohls).

    Our previous coffee maker was a 5 cup smaller pot and we only used half a pot and threw out the rest. This machine is fast and hassle free. (I use bottled water as to decrease chance of hard water scale build up. Might by a Brita water pitcher in future.)

    Now I am trying different k-cups. Curious as to what are favorite flavors of others here. So far I like Twinings English breakfast tea (can get 2 cups of tea from one kcup), cafe escapes Mocha (on 8 oz. cup size, watery if larger size used). My son likes the hot chocolate. My hubby uses the donut shop coffee with a pic of a sprinkle donut on it.

    If you register your keurig machine on the keurig.com website they will send a one time coupon for 2 free boxes of kcups (with purchase of 2 boxes on their website) It expires in 2099, which I thought was funny.
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  3. Visit  nursefrances profile page
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    I used my "buy two boxes of k-cups/get 2 boxes free" coupon this week and they should arrive in the mail tomorrow.

    I ordered my favorite twinings english breakfast tea, the rest are all coffee variety samplers. Some are Tully's brand different medium roasts and some green mountain brand flavored coffees, including blueberry. Will let you know how it goes. Looking forward to the party my tastebuds will have.

    My favorite is still Dunkin Donuts coffee. I have't found a kcup blend that is just right yet. Hopefully I will tomorrow. Also looking at buying an ekobrow refillable k-cup filter (found on amazon) to put my store bought DD coffee in. Will order that tomorrow on amazon.

    Since I bought my keurig I am on the hunt for the perfect coffee treat.
    Bortaz, RN likes this.
  4. Visit  somenurse profile page
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    this is fascinating to know, that the little cups CAN be re-used? I did not know that. I don't own one, but, do love the instant cup thing, so so so fast, so many flavors,
    but, the price of the little cups forever after, seemed daunting to me...

    but, the little cups can be re-used? awesome! All brands, or just certain brands have re-usable little cups?
  5. Visit  nursefrances profile page
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    Quote from Jean Marie46514
    this is fascinating to know, that the little cups CAN be re-used? I did not know that. I don't own one, but, do love the instant cup thing, so so so fast, so many flavors,
    but, the price of the little cups forever after, seemed daunting to me...

    but, the little cups can be re-used? awesome! All brands, or just certain brands have re-usable little cups?

    It is a little plastic cup that fits in the keurig k-cup dispenser. You put your own coffee or loose tea in it. I researched a few brands and ekobrew had the best reviews (on Amazon). The only complaint noted on the reviews is that you can have some coffee residue/sediment at the bottom of your coffee cup when drinking the last fews drops. Now they make little tiny coffee filters (also found on amazon) that fit inside the ekobrew cup to fix the before-mentioned problem. Also makes it easier to clean up the grounds if in a paper filter. I know....why not just make a pot of coffee the old fashioned way if you still have to deal with filters, etc?

    I love the variety of flavors I can have at one time and how quick the keurig works. It is pretty much instant. One day I had a bunch of towels in my hand to throw in the clothes washer, I walked by the keurig, popped a k-cup in and pressed start and viola! I had good coffee while my hands were still full. It is just so easy.

    I received my k-cup order today. So many coffee flavors! Including mocha nut fudge, german chocolate cake, blueberry, chocolate rasberry truffle, and many...many more that I can't remember the names of.
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  6. Visit  somenurse profile page
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    Quote from nursefrances

    It is a little plastic cup that fits in the keurig k-cup dispenser. You put your own coffee or loose tea in it. I researched a few brands and ekobrew had the best reviews (on Amazon). The only complaint noted on the reviews is that you can have some coffee residue/sediment at the bottom of your coffee cup when drinking the last fews drops. Now they make little tiny coffee filters (also found on amazon) that fit inside the ekobrew cup to fix the before-mentioned problem. Also makes it easier to clean up the grounds if in a paper filter. I know....why not just make a pot of coffee the old fashioned way if you still have to deal with filters, etc?

    I love the variety of flavors I can have at one time and how quick the keurig works. It is pretty much instant. One day I had a bunch of towels in my hand to throw in the clothes washer, I walked by the keurig, popped a k-cup in and pressed start and viola! I had good coffee while my hands were still full. It is just so easy.

    I received my k-cup order today. So many coffee flavors! Including mocha nut fudge, german chocolate cake, blueberry, chocolate rasberry truffle, and many...many more that I can't remember the names of.
    thanks for this info, nursefrances!! oh do i wish i had my very own instant coffee thingie! (adds this to my wish list). I might not ever get one, but, i can see the appeal here. I always like using them when i see one.
    I can see, how especially in mornings, just running around, how handy it'd be to have instant cup of coffee, just the one, since you are leaving the house.
    nursefrances likes this.
  7. Visit  tnbutterfly profile page
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    I have tons of coffee filters sitting around since I retired my Bunn coffee pot after getting a Keurig. So.......I decided to make my own k-cup filters. LOL You can cut a regular coffee filter in 4ths, and shape it to fit in the reusable k-cup. I know........I am cheap and can't stand to spend money on those little designer filters when I have perfectly good filters taking up cabinet space. But I can spend money on a Keurig and let my Bunn sit on the shelf for when I need coffee for lots of people.
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  8. Visit  nursefrances profile page
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    I thought about making my own little filters too. I just ordered the ekobrew and little filters (300 count) on amazon last night. I miss my dunkin donuts coffee. (DD kcups are not sold near me) I can't wait to have it again. DD coffee has the perfect taste. And we can by the 135 cup bag (not kcups but loose coffee) at our local wherehouse store for under $20. kcups cost an average of $10-$13 for a 18-22 pack. (at wherehouse store there are a few select brands of kcups costing approx $36 for 80 count box. Yes, I have done my homework)

    Still being lazy and haven't gotten up yet. I wonder if I am going to try the chocolate rasberry truffle or the blueberry this morning? Or maybe the vanilla one? Hmmmm. I love having all of these choices.
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  9. Visit  nursefrances profile page
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    Today I tried Blueberry flavored coffee (from Green mountain brand, I think that is the name). My husband tried butter toffee, Gloria Jeans brand. The butter toffee was AWESOME! It smelled wonderful (I imagined myself in one of those flavored popcorn shops that used to be popular in malls years ago). It reminded me of warm, just made, buttery caramel or toffee popcorn. And it tasted just as good. I put this one the "will buy in the future" list. The blueberry was good too but it was not a fair comparison after smelling the butter toffee. Will try the blueberry again in the near future. Will keep you posted as I try new yummy flavors.

    Sincerely,
    Nurse(searching for the perfect cup )Frances


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