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Mercutio
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Posted Sat Sep 21, 2013, 9:35pm
Subject: Baratza Preciso + My-K-Cup = Dumb?
 

Hi--
As you can probably tell from my title, I'm new to coffee making.

In any case, my current method of making a bad cup is filling my My-K-Cup (in a Keurig) with some finely ground coffee from the local shop. I've noticed, of course, that after my first cup immediately after getting home, the taste does pretty quickly go downhill.

I've decided to get into making "real" coffee and I plan to do it by getting a Baratza Preciso so I can use fresh grounds all the time (I'm going to also use it with a Gaggia Pure for espresso). What I want to know, though, is whether or not the My-K-Cup setup is somehow greatly inferior to other methods of non-espresso coffee making that are relatively convenient.

Am I wasting my Preciso with the My-K-Cup when using it for non-espresso coffee? Are there better, not super costly (<$150, preferably <<$150) ways to conveniently make a cup paired with a grinder like this? What am I missing out on compared to pour-overs or other things by using the Keurig + Preciso?

Looking forward to reading experienced geeks' replies!
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Posted Sun Sep 22, 2013, 11:25am
Subject: Re: Baratza Preciso + My-K-Cup = Dumb?
 

Well, if you're going to use a Keurig in the first place, a freshly ground one with your own coffee is definitely preferable to pre-packaged or ground in a store. . . .

 
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Posted Sun Sep 22, 2013, 2:06pm
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It's way inferior. Just spend $20 and get a Clever or an Aeropress and you'll be very happy.
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Posted Sun Sep 22, 2013, 3:58pm
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squaremile Said:

It's way inferior. Just spend $20 and get a Clever or an Aeropress and you'll be very happy.

Posted September 22, 2013 link

+about a million. The Keurig does awful violence to good coffee.
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Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013, 10:27am
Subject: Re: Baratza Preciso + My-K-Cup = Dumb?
 

A Keurig is not third wave, not by a long shot but if I were to stay in a motel room and there was a Keurig on the counter VS any of the pre pack drip setups, I would be very happy. Keurig can make a drinkable cup even with their pods/cups, Fresh and freshly ground coffee will improve the result a lot. You already have the machine and the refillable cups, get the grinder and get fresh roasted coffee (not from a supermarket or the green mermaid but from a quality roaster either in town or online) and see if you like the result.

I like Aeropress very much, in fact I am drinking a cup brewed with that method right now but I likely as not would not turn my nose up at a fresh ground fresh roasted cup from a Keurig. YMMV!

 
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Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013, 10:46am
Subject: Re: Baratza Preciso + My-K-Cup = Dumb?
 

Even a $3 melitta cone will provide better coffee.  There are some people who prefer the Keurig for convenience and a weaker cup but if your looking for a good stronger cup then The Gaggia Pure + Preciso will do it for you.  Aeropress and manual pourover are my favorites. Press and Aeropress require little to no technique compared to pourover but it's all worth it in the end.
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Posted Mon Sep 23, 2013, 2:24pm
Subject: Re: Baratza Preciso + My-K-Cup = Dumb?
 

Burner0000 Said:

       Even a $3 melitta cone will provide better coffee.       There are some people who prefer the Keurig for convenience and a weaker cup but if your looking for a good stronger cup then The Gaggia Pure + Preciso will do it for you.  Aeropress and manual pourover are my favorites. Press and Aeropress require little to no technique compared to pourover but it's all worth it in the end.

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No doubt! but for what it is, Keurig is not really horrid, and since they already have  one....
YES better, MUCH better ways are out there, I do like the Aeropress, Harrio is pretty good too. YMMV!

 
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