Caffeination Nation

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by soyanarchisto, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. DriveShaft

    DriveShaft Long timer

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    Just picked up a Kerurig B155 brewer for dirt cheap for an office of about 40. We'll see how it goes, but the initial reception was really positive...particularly for the variety it provides. I like that it has a temperature setting, which I had previously thought was restricted to their Vue line of brewers.

    It joins the wall of about 5 other coffee makers, and a couple hot water heaters, most of which are in filthy shape, and just covered with scorched brew. I never used those myself...not a fan of burnt coffee. An aeropress would get like zero use here...just not enough curiosity, and way too busy in the office setting for folks to explore the idea.
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  2. bomber60015

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    Keruig is so very tempting . . . .I just can't get over the amount of garbage that resutls . . . . .
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  3. 68deluxe

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  4. DriveShaft

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    For those that are green, the foil and plastic that encase the grind go into the recycle bin. The grind, of course, is compostable. So is the packaging. garbage, is optional, techically speaking. But you & I both know that in the officee scenario, you're going to have to write "Keurig recycling manager" into somebody's job description, if you're going to make that a reality in a real world office.
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  5. bomber60015

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    true enough . . . . . I'm thinkin it'd be better to not have to be concerned about it in the first place . . .. there are other alternatives.

    I wouldn't count myself to be especially green, but the amounbt of garbage the machine at work generates is surprising . . . . .
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  6. DriveShaft

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    Ya. Part of that is the fact that your behavior changes substantially once you pair up the qualities of free and easy. Coffee was rarely made in my office. Only if "you had to." One of the machines, when you lift the cover off, you're greeted with a most ridiculously green, furry, and gross science experiment that has-literally-made grown men scream like little girls. It's been that way for more than a year. and nobody thinks to clean up till it's charcoal. But go do our main office...same people...fancy ass flavia machine....and people are making 2, 3, 4 cups of coffee for themselves. It can be a pig sty, when the volume of people really crank up.

    It's garbage in my world too. :lol3
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  7. ttpete

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    One building I worked in had a coffee mess that was set up with a management OK and was maintained by volunteer persons. It charged for coffee, donuts, and various other snacks. The profits went into a fund, and on one day in the summer were spent on a picnic/party outdoors at a company facility after work. Everyone paid five bucks for all they could eat and drink. We'd have a line of oil drum grills going cooking whole chickens, brats, and burgers with slaw and potato salad. We'd spike a new keg every half hour or so. I miss those times.
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  8. Icewalker

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    wonder how many times k-cups could circle the planet these days?
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  9. eric1514

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    It doesn't have to be that way. There are lots of options out there like this Eko-Brew which is 100% reusable. Or this from Melitta that you only throw away a paper filter, or this which lets you reuse a k-cup about 6 or 7 times before you throw it out. You can buy any coffee you like either ground or as beans and the Keurig becomes an economical and "green" machine.

    Eric
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  10. Icewalker

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    Yep .... we have the re-usable k-cups for 'convenience' .... when we want a decent cup of coffee ... then out comes the french press :D When it comes to a decent cup of coffee 'convenience' can kiss my hairy ass :lol3
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