Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:46 PM
Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:57 PM
I think bulletproof coffee would work with a Keurig. The user would have to grind enough coffee for each serving. The bulletproof coffee recipe calls for 16 oz of coffee, but nobody says you HAVE to drink that much at one time. To follow the recipe, it would take 2-3 servings, depending on the strength you prefer. I don't consider that convenient because it requires a lot of fiddling with the machine and waiting between servings.
If you do not already own this, I think you should skip it. There are far superior ways of brewing coffee. If you are going to the trouble to sourcing high quality coffee, take the time to read about getting the best tasting brew from your beans. Some of these methods are more convenient as well.
Posted 17 January 2012 - 06:06 AM
We've had a Keurig forever. My opinion is the accessory you speak of sucks. I've never had any success getting any good coffee out of it. When I went bulletproof what I did was used the Keurig to just get hot water and pour it through coffee in a paper filter using a cheap filter holder that sits on top of a cup. They are like $5 at the grocery store. But then I invested in a $20 coffee maker from Costco as I started making enough for my wife and I in the morning and went with that.
"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."
Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:35 AM
Anyway...I'm not a coffee snob by any means, but have tried so many different types of coffee. I'm well aware of how it affects me. In fact, I have a muscle injury that certain types of coffee tends to bother. I drink coffee from time to time, but my girlfriend drinks it every day.
So with my new keurig, I figured what the hell! I bought Dave's Upgraded Coffee Beans. Ground some up with my cheap arse hamilton beach blender and used the keurig...This seriously is the best coffee I've ever had, it doesn't bother me at all! I drink about a cup a day now and this machine makes it pretty darn convenient.
What's my point? The keurig makes a perfectly fine cup of coffee. Although, there are many cheaper ways to brew coffee I'm sure. So you may want to look into those as well.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:02 AM
I actually think grinding the beans and then trying to make sure all the ground beans get into the tiny little K-Cup basket would be a big pain in the ass but who knows.
As a coffee snob, I also prefer a better way to brew coffee that allows the water to have more contact with the grinds. French Press is a great option for us coffee snobs but a decent drip coffee machine does a good job too. The problem with the Keurig (from a coffee snob's perspective) is that if you are using good beans, you want to have more contact with the water to really bring out the full flavor of the coffee. The Keurig just fires that water right through the little K-Cup so there's not so much contact. If you bust open one of those little bad boys you will see how finely ground the coffee is which is because there is little contact with the water. Less contact with water means you need a finer grind. More contact with water (like a French press) means a courser grind is better. Bottom line, the more contact with water the more flavor you extract from the grinds. Sorry, I'm rambling.
RadiantLux said it well - If you're going through the trouble to source good quality beans, avoid a less than high quality way to brew your java.
I know convenience is huge but there are some other convenient ways to brew like a regular drip brewer or a grind and brew drip brewer.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:17 AM
To the original poster, if you don't already own a keurig. I would definitely take Tim's advice!
Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:21 PM
My issue is I am having problems getting a stronger cup, but I have not yet purchased a good BP coffee grind yet. I used Organic that I ground myself and it's coming out too light. I think it may not be ground enough, but I'm not sure yet. i only started this a few days ago. Other than the upgraded coffee sold on this site, what are your suggestions for a good BP coffee short of this site?
Posted 02 March 2016 - 03:58 AM
I guess you can do better with other kind of machines like KRUPs models, even a DeLonghi. I've seen a bunch of cheap ones and I believe most of them have the right setup for BP coffee (still they are "budgetty" alike)
Posted 02 March 2016 - 07:18 PM
The difference between good coffee and bad coffee is determined by a coffee drinkers understanding of what is good and what is bad. If you've never had really, really good coffee, then mediocre coffee can taste pretty good. And that's not a bad thing if you don't want to tumble down the rabbit hole.
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