Post # 1
I’m going to buy a coffee maker for my SO for his birthday, but I am so confused! I don’t drink coffee. The ease of a capsule machine sounds great – but do coffee lovers like that kind of coffee, or prefer the ones that take the coffee beans? SO’s current coffee habit is Nescafé ground coffee, sometimes buying one from the shop or McDonalds…I have looked at both machines between the $100-200 price range, but I am completely lost. Any coffee lovers that can help me out?!
Post # 3
@Deejayelle: If you buy the Keurig machine, you can buy an insert that allows you to put any ground coffee in the machine. Meaning, if you don’t care for any of the pods, you can put your own coffee in. My preference is Macadamia Nut flavoured coffee, and they don’t come in the pods. I have the ground version, and put it in the insert. It’s great for one cup at a time. I would hate to have to brew a whole pot, then have to throw it out because no one else drinks it!
Post # 4
My kureig came with a fresh grind capsule. So… I can use both if I want to.
We have a kurig, I grew up with a freshly ground beans coffee pot. I like the kurig for the convienance, no coffee beans/grinds spilling or getting stuck in the machine, but the cups can be costly. I think freshly ground beans taste better, but if you buy whole beans you need a place to store them + a grinder. Pre-ground tends to get stale faster but it’s a lot cheaper.
I guess it just depends on what you want out of a cup of coffee. I love that I can make my husband coffee and then I can have a vanilla latte immediately after without finishing/changing the pot. Plus, sometimes I only want one or two cups of coffee and I don’t have to deal with the remainder of the pot.
Post # 5
If he only drinks one cup a day then the Keurig is great, but it he drinks more I would go with a regular coffee maker. SO is a coffee fanatic and we have a Cuisinart Grind and Brew that he LOVES.