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K cups, Single servings, Starbucks...

Florida Hound | Sep 20, 2012 07:08 PM

I heard on the radio that Starbucks is introducing a single serving machine for sale for your own kitchen, and I assumed it was to cash in on the Keurig craze.
It got me thinking about the weekend I spent at my sisters a few months ago when I finally got to try Keurig style coffee drinking. The only positive is that the wide variety of single servings she had on hand was novel and fun. "But... "

Can I get some feedback from Keurig fans on my reservation on this way of making java?

If I am making my usual 3 cups of morning coffee in the Mr. Coffee, I know how much water, how much coffee to grind, perk it up, drink it. Delicious. If someone else in our house only wants a very small cup of coffee, they pour however much from the Mr. Coffee, and get on with it. But with Keuring, that little k- cup of coffee mix may or may not be exactly how I want my coffee in my favorite mug. Maybe my mug is too big. If I add more water to the Keurig, I can fill the mug, but then I change the taste and intensity of the drink. To make the coffee stronger, I could add 1/2 a Keurig cup?? Waste the other half?

Getting the proportions just right for each and every varied cup in the cabinet would drive me crazy. Any alternate views from the real experienced Keurig fans? (I've read a few ChowHound threads on the k-cup fad, but not this aspect.) Thanks,
Florida Hound.

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