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May 30, 2012 7:42 AM
Hmmmm. I wonder who funded that study...running coffe through a paper filter is better. Hmmmm. Nothing odd there at all. Makes perfect sense. ugh! Are you kidding me with this?
May 30, 2012 7:43 AM
I don't want to know if they are.....I am addicted to my Keurig!!
  5812119
May 30, 2012 7:43 AM
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And here I thought this was going to be about boobies:(

*kicks rocks*


I got a couple F-cups you can play with.


Can you give me some of dem' F-cups.....I think mine are broken:/


Happy to share. They always be in my way.
May 30, 2012 7:44 AM
From: http://www.greenmountaincoffee.com/customer-service/coffees-teas-and-specialty-beverages/frequently-asked-questions#{E94C4424-F17C-4ADD-943C-6B3843661F2D}

Question

Do K-Cup® packs, Vue™ packs, or brewers contain BPA?

Answer

All K-Cup® packs, Vue™ packs, and all water path components of Keurig® home brewers are free of Bisphenol-A (BPA).

Although some parts of the Keurig Brewers do contain BPA, these do not come in contact with the water or grinds used to brew fresh coffee. Neither the cold water reservoirs nor the internal water pipeline contains BPA. For more information regarding the FDA’s pronouncement about BPA, visit: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/default.htm.
May 30, 2012 7:44 AM
Dam wheres the boobs.





my bad! bye lol
  8336504
May 30, 2012 7:45 AM
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Thought this was another boob thread.
Got amused by K-cups.













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LOL Me too!
May 30, 2012 7:45 AM
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Thought this was another boob thread.
Got amused by K-cups.













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^^^^this
  9585609
May 30, 2012 7:46 AM
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Thought this was another boob thread.
Got amused by K-cups.



LOL same.

I think they are okay. They will not kill you, or mutate your unborn children :)









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  675779
May 30, 2012 7:46 AM
I didnt want a Keurig for a while because of the whole plastic thing with BPA and I did research it and I dont remember where I found it but I believe the k-cups are made with BPA free plastic. As for the filter I too have taken them apart and there is a filter in the actual K cup =)
May 30, 2012 7:49 AM
Thanks everyone for your knowledge!!! And for the humorous boob comments. lol. Lots of giggles this morning!

Glad to know the k-cups have a filter in them.

We have Keurig here at work and I do love it but I only use it once or twice a week. Usually I bring my coffee from home for the commute in. Anyways, I have used the K-cups but have never used the filter. Curious - what would be the advantage of a Keurig if you had to put a filter and ground coffee in it? I guess just that you can get a single serving?
  1536131
May 30, 2012 7:49 AM
I think microwaving your lunch in a plastic container is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy worse.

I use one k-cup per day and 0 on the weekend.

I'm not worried.

I eat organic and non-factory farmed meat. I only use natural cleaning products, laundry detergent, and cosmetics.

one k-cup is minor compared to toxins in our daily lives. Like our office manager cleaning every kitchen surface at work with non-food safe windex. Blargh!
  3995337
May 30, 2012 7:49 AM
I use my coffee press almost everyday
  20444852
May 30, 2012 7:50 AM
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However, disposable plastic is disposable plastic. It's a relatively expensive way to make coffee, and there may be chemicals in the plastic, and you're throwing away a plastic K-cup each time. Your call on all of that.


I personally stick with regular coffee maker because of how much waste this coffee maker makes. My opinion though. I'd rather use something that doesn't create so much trash, and yes they are small pieces of trash but two people drinking coffee every day, in one year that's 730 pieces of trash.
Edited by katy84o On May 30, 2012 7:51 AM
May 30, 2012 7:50 AM
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Thanks everyone for your knowledge!!! And for the humorous boob comments. lol. Lots of giggles this morning!

Glad to know the k-cups have a filter in them.

We have Keurig here at work and I do love it but I only use it once or twice a week. Usually I bring my coffee from home for the commute in. Anyways, I have used the K-cups but have never used the filter. Curious - what would be the advantage of a Keurig if you had to put a filter and ground coffee in it? I guess just that you can get a single serving?


The advantage of a Keurig is that it's 8:08am and I have to leave at 8:10 into the travel mug and I'm out the door.

French press on weekends and grinding your own beans. That's the only way to go!

You can do a refillable k-cup but why bother.

Oh and also, the k-cups are brands I can't get on the East Coast. Tully's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3995337
May 30, 2012 7:51 AM
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However, disposable plastic is disposable plastic. It's a relatively expensive way to make coffee, and there may be chemicals in the plastic, and you're throwing away a plastic K-cup each time. Your call on all of that.


I personally stick with regular coffee maker because of how much waste this coffee maker makes. My opinion though. I'd rather use something that doesn't create so much trash, and yes they are small pieces of trash but two people drinking coffee every day, in one year that's 730 pieces of trash.


We use a metal filter thing in the coffee makers--no paper filters. Plus, the grounds are good for your garden. I prefer the metal thingie Vs paper. No waste.
  3995337
May 30, 2012 7:56 AM
QUOTE:

Thanks everyone for your knowledge!!! And for the humorous boob comments. lol. Lots of giggles this morning!

Glad to know the k-cups have a filter in them.

We have Keurig here at work and I do love it but I only use it once or twice a week. Usually I bring my coffee from home for the commute in. Anyways, I have used the K-cups but have never used the filter. Curious - what would be the advantage of a Keurig if you had to put a filter and ground coffee in it? I guess just that you can get a single serving?


If you mean the refillable filter, we use it simply to save money. If KCups are about 50 cents each, that's literally 50 cents per cup of coffee.

We switched to the Keurig because we had a bad habit of brewing whole pots and throwing half of them away after they sat there all day and burned.

The Kcups were killing our budget, because we drink a lot of coffee, so the refillable pod makes each cup literally just a few cents. Sort of annoying to refill the pod multiple times a day, but hey, we do what we have to do to get our coffee fix and not go broke!

Plus, having a fresh cup every time is so much better than the burned crap at the bottom of the pot! :D
  3785495
May 30, 2012 7:57 AM
We love love love our Keurig!!!!!
  12664952
May 30, 2012 7:57 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

And here I thought this was going to be about boobies:(

*kicks rocks*


I got a couple F-cups you can play with.


Aw damn - if only. Coffee's ok, but it only lasts for a cup or two (pun intended). Boobies last longer and have a lot more uses. ;)
  15338472
May 30, 2012 7:57 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

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However, disposable plastic is disposable plastic. It's a relatively expensive way to make coffee, and there may be chemicals in the plastic, and you're throwing away a plastic K-cup each time. Your call on all of that.


I personally stick with regular coffee maker because of how much waste this coffee maker makes. My opinion though. I'd rather use something that doesn't create so much trash, and yes they are small pieces of trash but two people drinking coffee every day, in one year that's 730 pieces of trash.


We use a metal filter thing in the coffee makers--no paper filters. Plus, the grounds are good for your garden. I prefer the metal thingie Vs paper. No waste.


We don't have a garden, but the refillable Kcup eliminates all the plastic trash :)
  3785495
May 30, 2012 7:58 AM
K-cups use #7 plastic which means it's a mix of plastics. Some of the plastics in the mix are pretty inert, others aren't, yet others have BPA. Because of the manufacture process & variation even the company can't pin down the exact plastic mix for disclosure. On that count, IMHO, it isn't good or good for you. At the same time, though, there aren't clear health risks. You might be fine or have a minor endocrine issue you shrug off, or you might have a serious problem 20 years from now and be unable to trace it's origins.

Whenever I'm out and see one I can't help myself and love to use them. I briefly owned a Cuisinart that was made like crap but looked nice. The reservoir was always hot and gave off a burning plastic smell. I didn't replace it with a Keurig because, frankly, compared to freshly ground coffee k-cups taste like crap. I'd rather take the 3 minutes & get the grind & water temperature right and have something that actually tastes good. I can afford to take a 5 minute coffee break.
  14989235
May 30, 2012 7:58 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Thanks everyone for your knowledge!!! And for the humorous boob comments. lol. Lots of giggles this morning!

Glad to know the k-cups have a filter in them.

We have Keurig here at work and I do love it but I only use it once or twice a week. Usually I bring my coffee from home for the commute in. Anyways, I have used the K-cups but have never used the filter. Curious - what would be the advantage of a Keurig if you had to put a filter and ground coffee in it? I guess just that you can get a single serving?


The advantage of a Keurig is that it's 8:08am and I have to leave at 8:10 into the travel mug and I'm out the door.

French press on weekends and grinding your own beans. That's the only way to go!

You can do a refillable k-cup but why bother.

Oh and also, the k-cups are brands I can't get on the East Coast. Tully's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I've gotten Tully's from Bed Bath and Beyond on the East Coast - I have a box of the french roast decaf I bought recently

You can also buy directly from Keurig - the prices seem a little higher (~$13/box) but they come in a 24 pack box vs 12 or 18 in the retail stores...I buy a bunch directly from the website every 4-5 months - for some they also have sample packs of 5 cups available...great way to try different brands/flavors.

totally agree with you about a French Press and fresh ground beans...if you have time totally the way to go
  1404940
May 30, 2012 8:01 AM
The filters in coffee makers are not micro-filters....they do not filter out impurities....only large particles....so enjoy your french press and pour me a cup while you are at it.

Dr. Gerry Lane
May 30, 2012 8:02 AM
QUOTE:

Thought this was another boob thread.
Got amused by K-cups.













Contributed nothing and left.


Me too, thought it was a massive boob thread.
Edited by leopard_barbie On May 30, 2012 8:02 AM
  21833827
May 30, 2012 8:05 AM
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Well, if they're dangerous, I might be dead by now. I can't live without my Keurig!



THIS love my Keurig!!!!
  18445498
May 30, 2012 8:17 AM
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The filters in coffee makers are not micro-filters....they do not filter out impurities....only large particles....so enjoy your french press and pour me a cup while you are at it.

Dr. Gerry Lane


If you use filtered water to begin with I'm not sure there is a need micro-filtration of "impurities."

Paper filters absorb some of the oils that are believed to be associated with heart disease. Personally I prefer espresso but there's nothing wrong with good old fashioned unbleached paper filters IMHO.
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