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Keurig Elite: Brewing for travel mugs/large servings

Postby jlampitt » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:03 pm

I'm certain that this question has been asked and answered before, but I must have the worst luck on finding the thread. I've searched, googled, bing'd, etc. so I hope the forum will take pity on me and not flame this Keurig noob. :wink:

So, what's the scoop with brewing large servings of your favorite beverage? I have a Keurig Elite and have brewed both sizes. The coffee seems to brew up consistently on both sizes. I also opened one of my recent k-cups after a large brew (Caribou Daybreak) and it seemed as though the coffee was still robust enough for at least one more brew?

So, if I want to fill up my trusty REI travel mug (16oz) for the road (or something bigger!) do I have to use more than one k-cup? I've seen the travel mug k-cups but I'm wondering how those are different from the standard k-cups since the one I opened seemed to be packed to the gills with coffee?

Thanks in advance for any advice on the subject.

-Jason
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Re: Keurig Elite: Brewing for travel mugs/large servings

Postby jar » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:06 pm

jlampitt wrote:I'm certain that this question has been asked and answered before, but I must have the worst luck on finding the thread. I've searched, googled, bing'd, etc. so I hope the forum will take pity on me and not flame this Keurig noob. :wink:

So, what's the scoop with brewing large servings of your favorite beverage? I have a Keurig Elite and have brewed both sizes. The coffee seems to brew up consistently on both sizes. I also opened one of my recent k-cups after a large brew (Caribou Daybreak) and it seemed as though the coffee was still robust enough for at least one more brew?

So, if I want to fill up my trusty REI travel mug (16oz) for the road (or something bigger!) do I have to use more than one k-cup? I've seen the travel mug k-cups but I'm wondering how those are different from the standard k-cups since the one I opened seemed to be packed to the gills with coffee?

Thanks in advance for any advice on the subject.

-Jason


The extra bold and travel mug sized K-cups hold more grounds than the regular ones. Trying to brew a single K-cup twice will very likely only yield an over extracted bitter and weak cuppa.
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Re: Keurig Elite: Brewing for travel mugs/large servings

Postby jbviau » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:30 pm

Welcome, Jason! This thread might help (see the third post in particular): stronger-coffee-t8322.html
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Re: Keurig Elite: Brewing for travel mugs/large servings

Postby jbviau » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:57 pm

p.s. I have to agree with jar that 16 oz. of good coffee is too much to ask of a single k-cup, even those stuffed with the most coffee.
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Re: Keurig Elite: Brewing for travel mugs/large servings

Postby Renaldow » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:47 am

I've got a 16oz thermos I take to work everyday. I've found the best policy is to brew 2 kcups at 8oz each and call it good. Experiment though, maybe your results will be different than mine, as I prefer strong, dark coffee.
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Re: Keurig Elite: Brewing for travel mugs/large servings

Postby jdevon » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:09 pm

Would have to agree with previous poster. Use two kcups to get a double boost. Otherwise it will be too weak and you wouldn't want that first thing in the morning ;)
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Re: Keurig Elite: Brewing for travel mugs/large servings

Postby jbviau » Sun Oct 23, 2011 11:24 pm

^^^ Welcome!
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Re: Keurig Elite: Brewing for travel mugs/large servings

Postby Bobbie54 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:50 am

I have an 8 oz Keurig I use for camping and work and I do run two cups through one k-cup fairly often, and find the quality acceptable. It would be better if they were mixed in one 16 oz cup. I am using extra bold or travel cups sizes. I like coffee strong but obviously less strong than some people.

It is not as good if the k-cup sits for awhile, that tends to bring out the tobacco flavors which I don't really like. And I do use a creamer.
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