(Closed) Coffee maker recommendations?

posted 5 years ago in Cooking
Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Keurig is a great choice for iced drinks because they specifically make k-cups for iced coffee and iced tea plus they are super simple to use! I’m sure you have been on their website but the FAQ has a section for brewed ice drinks.

I really loved my keurig at first and I think its great for people who want a quick cup of coffee but I’m sort of a coffee snob and prefer regularly brewed hot coffee.

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Keurig for coffee, tassimo for espresso. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have a Keurig and have loved it for the most part.  It is super easy to use, and has tons of K-cup options for hot and cold drinks.  However, from my own experience and reading reviews online, the water pump tends to start breaking/go out on it after a few months to a year unless you get an office version – or so I’ve heard.  I got mine around July 2011, use it at least twice a day, and a couple months ago the pump became super loud and doesn’t seem so efficient anymore.  We still use it all the time, but the pump problem is a little annoying/disappointing.  So, depending on how often you plan to use it, you may want to try another option, or go for the office version. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

well if it was just for plain ol coffee I was going to say you can’t go wrong with a basic Mr. Coffee/Hamilton Beach with a timer (so you can set it to brew so it’s ready when you wake up) but you say he likes iced coffee… Honestly I’d just make batches of coffee and put it in the fridge…. ORRR you could follow this and make stuff in advanced and once again place in the fridge that tastes AMAZING

http://cravingcomfort.blogspot.com/2011/07/last-iced-coffee-recipe-youll-ever-need.html

IMO you can’t get great tasting iced coffee any other way.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@BlueMirrorEye:  I love my Keurig. I had one for about 2 years before it just stopped working, I just called Keurig and they sent me a brand new one for free

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This doesn’t really help in terms of iced coffee…. but I have this coffee machine and I absolutely love it.

http://www.target.com/p/hamilton-beach-black-2-way-brewer/-/A-13372264

 

FI isn’t a huge coffee drinker so on most days I brew the travel mug. It brews super fast and then I grab it on my way out the door. It is super convenient as a single serving, but still has a full pot option for when we have company and I need a few cups worth.

 

Like PP said. If he wants it at home he’ll probably have to make it early and put it in the fridge/freezer? Not sure how good that would taste though…

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We have a Keurig and love it!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

When I was registering for wedding gifts, my consultant (at Bed, Bath, and Beyond) said that Mr. Coffee was a terrible brand.  She recommended Krups.  I also love Keurig, but the K-Cups can get expensive if you drink multiple cups of coffee in the morning.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

We’ve had a kureig for about a year and have had zero problems. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

My mother has a Kureig and I seriously want to steal it.  If it wasn’t so gosh darn expensive I would have gotten one myself but I do know they make amazing hot and cold drinks ranging from tea to coffee to hot chocolate.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t drink regular coffee so I registered for a Nespresso. It’s amazing! It is for espresso shots and the capsules are about $.60/each assuming you don’t pay for shipping/handling (if you buy them in a Nespresso boutique). To do an iced latte, you would do the shots of Nespresso first followed by milk and ice. To add the foam for an iced cappuccino, you can use the Nespresso Aeroccino maker which will foam your milk for you. However, that’s an extra step so I always just stick with an iced latte.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I know many people have had a bad experience with instant, but my DH is a coffee snob and he actually likes the Starbucks Via Iced drink mixes a lot. They blend up super fast and come in a bunch of flavors, and you can make them with milk or water or a combo. You could get a small package and say they were a promo or something to see if he likes them, then get a bunch of flavors for his gift if he does like the taste.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@lilbluebird:  i have a nespresso as well – i got it as an engagement gift – and it’s AMAZING! perfect cups every single time.

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