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11/5/18 6:03 P

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I was told never freeze coffee. Hmm. And just saw this old thing: In essence, their shelf life is extended. For coffee, however, storing in the refrigerator is a bad idea. ... Used coffee never produces a cup that you want to drink, and therefore, you should never store coffee in the fridge. When it comes to the freezer, it's still an open debate.Nov 4, 2014

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11/5/18 5:06 P

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Ya know - sometimes ya gotta do what you gotta do!! Everyone has a different situation and we can't beat ourselves up about the wastefulness of things we do! I'm just as guilty!

The k-pods are such a pain to "recycle" - the foil has to be torn off carefully and then the coffee grounds go in composting or whatever it is one does with their grounds (in the trash, in the houseplants, whatever.)... the paper cup thing inside "filter" - that's a pain because of the way it's glued in, and I usually trashed it. Then the plastic cup I would have tried to reuse some other way, but the K-cup machine pokes a hole into the bottom of it too, as well as the hole in top, through the foil.

Supposedly the coffee grounds or beans will last longer if they are carefully wrapped a few times with various bags and foil, and then placed in freezer... they supposedly will absorb food flavors from refrigerators and freezers so that's why all the wrapping. I never seem to have my freezer organized that well, so coffee can be in there years before I realize it is coffee and not dehydrated ground beef or petrified dried herbs or whatever other "mystery" food it looks like. I usually end up pitching it and buying fresh new coffee ... which is EXACTLY what the coffee producers want you to do anyway, especially if you are doing all the "Fair Trade Save the Economically Disadvantaged Coffee Growers in This or That Economically Disadvantage Country"!! I'm not trying to be snarky, because usually those coffees DO taste better than the standard commercial brands, the Folgers, Starbucks, McDonalds whatever other brands there are. I tend to do my "patriotic duty" to buy Maxwell House because they were the first ones certified as Kosher in the USA, if I understand the story right.

But yea... "My caffeine needs more caffeine..." - that's funny!
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11/5/18 10:52 A

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I have a 5 or 6 year old single cup at a time keurig. i have to ashamedly admit that i use the k cups most often (some of which are "recycleable") but also use the refillable. when you only make 15-20 cups a month the coffe grinds dont do well in the reusable. but if i'm going to be hiome for months i try to use them. just been travelling so much and if coffee hangs around 6 months i havent found a way to keep it tasting ok. but at least its not several cups a day for each day. at least thats what i tell myself...

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11/5/18 10:25 A

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When the refillable pods first came out they were like $20 each... but now I'm seeing them for less than $10 at places like Menards or Home Depot or even some of the grocery stores. Kinda have to pay attention to your machine because I noticed the refillable pods did NOT work inside one of the copycat K-style coffeemaker models. A friend gave us a single use K-cup machine that uses the regular (wasteful) k-pods, but the way that machine's holder is, it won't accept our k-refillable pod. But it worked fine in our standard "official" Keurig machine (until the water bin on the side overheated and melted and we pitched it. We had bought it second hand from eBay a year or two earlier so I'm sure it was well past any warrantee, implied or official.).

I think the one we have - I think it's the Farberware knock-off K-cup style? And by single use, I mean the water reservoir is only large enough for one cup of coffee. So for the second cup of coffee, you'd have to wait for the first one to finish, pour in a second cup of water, reload your k-cup, and redo for the second cup of coffee (or tea, hot chocolate, whatever is in your k-cup pod). It's fine for a single person who doesn't drink more than one cup of "coffee" (beverage) at a time. The Kuerig machine we used to have had the reservoir that held enough water for like 6-8 cups of coffee etc depending on if we were choosing the "short" cup about 8-10 oz or the taller cup about 12-14 ounces . I don't remember as much now, as it's been a few years ago since we gave it away after it melted. Then I went to a stainless steel "campfire" peculator which we used on the stove - would work any heat source, gas/electric/wood fire etc... Then with this cancer and the taste issues from the chemo, I haven't wanted any coffee for months now! So my husband just gets his coffee from his office (they have these break rooms scattered all over the plant, where the kids can go get coffee etc.).

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11/4/18 12:07 P

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I'm glad you mentioned having bought the refillable cups, Julia. The environmental impact of the one-time-only cups has bothered me since they were introduced.

Have I mentioned the T-shirt I saw recently? "My caffeine needs caffeine."

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11/4/18 6:48 A

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oops see the connection now

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11/3/18 10:34 P

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Try this link:

www.buycoffeehere.com/collec
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I had to peel it back away from the google search, but yea, I'd have to agree this was the older style K-cup holder. I was always too cheap to buy one to organize my K-cup pods, especially as I bought a few of those re-fillable k-cup pods where I could put my own coffee in it and reuse the thing. Then my keurig machine itself died and I gave it to someone else to use as "spare parts" for her K-machine (we were already discovering other issues with it.).

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11/3/18 8:40 P

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yup - that was my guess (further down). but i cant get to the link you posted. ?

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11/3/18 8:14 P

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Aha! Someone elsewhere in SP knows the silly gadget and provided this link. It's a older K-cup coffee holder.

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11/3/18 10:55 A

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Not likely, Gwyn. It's only 10" tall.

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11/3/18 6:28 A

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I think it is to hold shoes

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11/3/18 1:22 A

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Here's the latest finding: imageidentify.com, when the photo was put in, identified it simply as "dish rack." Might it be a part from a commercial dishwasher and serve for cups and other similarly-shaped items of various sizes?

I wouldn't recommend putting donuts through the cycle.
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p.s. This is starting to remind me of an Alfred Hitchcock episode, neighbors gathering almost nightly to ponder an object in a jar. (I was thinking Twilight Zone, but Uncle Google corrected me.) www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr-tCMYFvkI

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11/2/18 10:03 P

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Actually not being able to compare size, I’m thinking k cup holder not coffee cup

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You left out the donut display!

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I'm picturing coffee cups or tea cups, on a display next to the big urn.

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This thing is about 10" high and 8" in diameter (the top rack). The person who posted it indicated that it is made of stainless steel.

Guesses so far have included mugs, hats, scarves, necklaces, shoes, fruits & vegetables. One suggestion is that it's a commercial cooking tool for baking a load of potatoes or something-or-other or that it's used to smoke something in a smoker. To hold wet sponges? None of the guesses, however reasonable, seem quite correct.

Anyone here ever known one of these?




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