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How many Grams of coffee in a Kcup?

Postby JEFFH » Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:30 pm

Does anyone know the amount of coffee in a standard Kcup compared to a extra bold?
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Postby Justbcaws » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:16 pm

Weightwise on my scale, it's twice as much. The cup/filter is about 5 g, 10 with the reg coffee, and 15 with EB's Also it is ground much finer, so that makes a big difference IMO.
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Postby JEFFH » Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:20 am

Justbcaws wrote:Weightwise on my scale, it's twice as much. The cup/filter is about 5 g, 10 with the reg coffee, and 15 with EB's Also it is ground much finer, so that makes a big difference IMO.


Only 5 Grams of coffee in a standard Kcup well that would explain why they make such weak coffee.
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Postby coffeewiz » Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:58 am

Justbcaws wrote:Weightwise on my scale, it's twice as much. The cup/filter is about 5 g, 10 with the reg coffee, and 15 with EB's Also it is ground much finer, so that makes a big difference IMO.


That isn't right ... their is usually between 9-9.5 grams in a standard K-cup and up to 10.5 grams or so in an extra bold..
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Postby Justbcaws » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:32 am

coffeewhiz wrote:
Justbcaws wrote:Weightwise on my scale, it's twice as much. The cup/filter is about 5 g, 10 with the reg coffee, and 15 with EB's Also it is ground much finer, so that makes a big difference IMO.


That isn't right ... their is usually between 9-9.5 grams in a standard K-cup and up to 10.5 grams or so in an extra bold..


Well that's why I said on my scale. It's a salter kitchen scale. Every regular I had was the same, as was the EB.
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Postby coffeewiz » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:33 am

Justbcaws wrote:
coffeewhiz wrote:
Justbcaws wrote:Weightwise on my scale, it's twice as much. The cup/filter is about 5 g, 10 with the reg coffee, and 15 with EB's Also it is ground much finer, so that makes a big difference IMO.


That isn't right ... their is usually between 9-9.5 grams in a standard K-cup and up to 10.5 grams or so in an extra bold..


Well that's why I said on my scale. It's a salter kitchen scale. Every regular I had was the same, as was the EB.
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Postby Justbcaws » Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:39 am

LOL, well I have no idea of the accuaracy of it, but it is consistant. :)
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Postby Justbcaws » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:48 am

Visual MG french roast and MG Sumatran EB

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Postby coffeewiz » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:56 am

Justbcaws wrote:Visual MG french roast and MG Sumatran EB

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Very Cool!!! ... Sorry you had to waste two k-cups though. Nice way to get a visual ... :)
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Postby Justbcaws » Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:06 am

coffeewhiz wrote:
Justbcaws wrote:Visual MG french roast and MG Sumatran EB

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Very Cool!!! ... Sorry you had to waste two k-cups though. Nice way to get a visual ... :)


Well I have this my k cup thing.
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Postby BigJack » Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:25 am

Funny- the Peet's Coffee customer service folks told me they wouldn't consider making a k-cup b/c you cannot fit two tablespoons of grounds into one. Obviously, they are wrong!
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Postby Justbcaws » Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:32 am

BigJack wrote:Funny- the Peet's Coffee customer service folks told me they wouldn't consider making a k-cup b/c you cannot fit two tablespoons of grounds into one. Obviously, they are wrong!


There isn't much more room than that tho. It's full. Can't believe I didn't take pictures. :) But if you hold your cup up to the light there is 5/8" space to the bottom. I bet the filters could be modified to put even more in. A slight dip in the middle like the old ones. Here's another visual, this is the Sumatra EB in the filter cup.


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Postby coffeewiz » Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:36 am

BigJack wrote:Funny- the Peet's Coffee customer service folks told me they wouldn't consider making a k-cup b/c you cannot fit two tablespoons of grounds into one. Obviously, they are wrong!


It's not really Peet's call on whether they will make a K-cup or not. Keurig makes that call. Look at the huge growth with the companies already making K-cups.. I would say that if Keurig gave Peets the ok to make a K-cup Peets would jump in both feet.. :) With that being said the machines cost around 1.5 million dollars plus boxes, lids cartons and of course marketing. I would say that a company going into the K-cup business assuming Keurig pics them would have to spend a minimum of between 2.5 - 3 million dollars just to get started... however if you have the right product the payoff is huge... :)
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Postby BigJack » Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:41 am

coffeewhiz wrote:
BigJack wrote:Funny- the Peet's Coffee customer service folks told me they wouldn't consider making a k-cup b/c you cannot fit two tablespoons of grounds into one. Obviously, they are wrong!


It's not really Peet's call on whether they will make a K-cup or not. Keurig makes that call. Look at the huge growth with the companies already making K-cups.. I would say that if Keurig gave Peets the ok to make a K-cup Peets would jump in both feet.. :) With that being said the machines cost around 1.5 million dollars plus boxes, lids cartons and of course marketing. I would say that a company going into the K-cup business assuming Keurig pics them would have to spend a minimum of between 2.5 - 3 million dollars just to get started... however if you have the right product the payoff is huge... :)


Thanks for the insider's perspective. That makes a whole lot of sense.
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Postby NDJollyMon » Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:05 pm

coffeewhiz wrote:
BigJack wrote:Funny- the Peet's Coffee customer service folks told me they wouldn't consider making a k-cup b/c you cannot fit two tablespoons of grounds into one. Obviously, they are wrong!


It's not really Peet's call on whether they will make a K-cup or not. Keurig makes that call. Look at the huge growth with the companies already making K-cups.. I would say that if Keurig gave Peets the ok to make a K-cup Peets would jump in both feet.. :) With that being said the machines cost around 1.5 million dollars plus boxes, lids cartons and of course marketing. I would say that a company going into the K-cup business assuming Keurig pics them would have to spend a minimum of between 2.5 - 3 million dollars just to get started... however if you have the right product the payoff is huge... :)


I bet Dunkin Donuts gets into pods and or K-cups in the near future! They got the bucks...and the goods to pull it off in a grand way.
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