Is the plastic used in Keurig K-Cups safe?

"Coffee needs enough time in hot water to create a full bodied taste."
There is no way in hell this is achieved with a little plastic silly K cup!

The Verdict
by: Anonymous
I think it's obvious. If you value your health, stop using your K-cup brewer.

If you value the planet, stop using your K-cup brewer.

If you value your loved ones, help them to understand why they should stop using their K-cup brewers.

Chalk it up to the simple fact that they were a bad idea to begin with.

(And if you're still not convinced, check out Dr. Mercola's recent article on coffee, why it is imperative to drink only organic, and why it's better to use filters.)

by: Anonymous

I don't know how anyone can trust what the USA-FDA has to say or approve since they are very corrupt and have been paid off on several occasions. They will give their approval to the highest bidder. We need to care more about the health and welfare of the human race and stop the greed from clouding are judgement.

upset stomach
by: pes78
Is anyone else having upset stomach and gastric pain and bloating from the Keurig coffe maker?
We purchased ours 6 weeks ago, in the meantime my stomach is horribly upset. I stopped drinking coffee for a week and my stomach was feeling better and then I went back to drinking a cup every morning and within a few days I am feeling bad again!

Taken from coffedetective dot com

You can keep your fancy, pricey Keurig-type coffee-making contraptions

Coffee makers: A round-up of low-cost, minimalist-approved machines
You can keep your fancy, pricey Keurig-type coffee-making contraptions.
I take a minimalist approach to making my morning joe, with coffee-brewing techniques that are nonelectronic and, in some cases, nonmechanical.

It all started with the AeroPress, an inexpensive coffee-making kit that initially confused me -- it has a bewildering assortment of plastic tubes and other doodads -- but has now consumed me.

This is what I use to make my Latina sweetie's cafecito every morning.

Inspired by the AeroPress -- fittingly the creation of Silicon Valley entrepreneur Alan Adler -- I have been on a grand exploration of low-cost and dead-simple coffee-making apparatuses.
Four of my faves, including the AeroPress, are detailed here.

I am hardly alone in taking such a simplified approach to coffee brewing. Adler has spawned a movement with the AeroPress, which has its own coffee-making world championships.

And if you wander into a local coffee shop, there's a decent chance you'll see a barista using a nonelectronic, nonmechanical coffee-brewing method.

At Dogwood Coffee Co. at Calhoun Square in Minneapolis' Uptown neighborhood, for instance, one of the employees recently brewed my coffee in a Chemex, which is little more than a glass pitcher and a paper filter. I wanted to applaud -- cheer, even.

This roundup does not include any kind of French press, which I happen to loathe, mostly due to its too-messy cleanup.
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