Thursday, August 24, 2006

Mr Coffee

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Mr Coffee indeed. Bah Humbug... and it ain't even Christmas.

When I moved into my current apartment it had been completely furnished by my son and his wife. I mean completely. There was food in the cupboards, in the freezer, and toilet paper on the roll. Broom, mop, vacuumn cleaner.... everything that a person would need, including vitimins. I even had a Mr Coffee coffee maker.

Granted, I'm sure it was a very inexpensive model. Just your basic heat and drip kind... but it has lasted only ten months. Thus the 'bah humbug'. I think they make the appliance so it will only last just so long. Lets look at the economics.

I think you can find coffee makers for under $10 when on sale or at Wal Mart but for ease I'm going to use $10 as the going price. $10 every 10 months.... in five years that would mean $60. hmmmm I wonder how much coffee maker I can get for that. And now days I wonder if a $60 coffee maker would last any longer than a $10 one.

Anyway, right now I'm heating water and pouring it into the coffee filter. I'll be checking things out next time I go to the store. I was thinking about going back to the ole percolator style, but I don't want to use the stove to do it.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

My coffee pots never last longer than about a year. I bought the old percolator type, campfire type actually, for if we ever have an earthquake and have no electricity. Although just boiling hot water and pouring it through the filter would work..never thought of that.

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I Am said...

http://www.coffeeam.com/toddymaker.html?kbid=1041

Go to the link above, this one will last forever... Its what I use, and it REALLY makes the BEST COFFEE ever... If you like your coffee star bucks style that is...

A young girl working at a star bucks told me they use cold press coffee and that is why their coffee is less bitter tasting... Then I found out, Rod had this machine in storage... I got it out, used it, and wont use anything else now...

What you do is pour a pound of coffee in the top, fill it with water, let it set for 12 hours, and then take the stopper out and let it drip... Then store the concentrated coffee in the fridge... Mix it with hot water and you have the best coffee ever...

I do also use Star Bucks brand coffee... Yummy, I look forward to my coffee every morning... YUM... And its not at all bitter... Every time someone comes for a visit, they end up going home and buying one of these contraptions...