Keurig Coffee Maker

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Ford L8000, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. Ford L8000

    Ford L8000 Medium Load Member

    Oct 9, 2013
    Blacksburg, VA
    Does anyone use a Keurig out on the road, and if so, how do you keep it stable when going down the road? I'm thinking about taking mine with me when I go out on the road, but not if it would be too much of a hassle.
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  3. Samsonite

    Samsonite Bobtail Member

    Nov 1, 2013
    Northern Illinois
    Not a trucker yet but I imagine it can save a few bucks. Especially if you use regular coffee with the cups you poor the grounds in.
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  4. skateboardman

    skateboardman Road Train Member

    Jan 14, 2012
    flatbed heaven
    I got one of the mini keurig coffee makers, you add the water each time you make a cup. I have the extra bunk let down and use that as a shelf for my fridge, microwave, and a 3 drawer shelf unit, my printer scanner, and the coffe maker rides up there rather nicely.

    and for the folks who will say that's a danger , they are all secured in with screws and straps.

    but I love my keurig, have one at home too.
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  5. cabwrecker

    cabwrecker The clutch wrecker

    Mar 23, 2012
    Been thinking about getting one for the truck. Biggest issues I can see, is that they're somewhat oddly shapped, which would make securing it in the truck a bit awkward. Then there's the bigger fact that I know they draw a very large amount of wattage/amperage in order to brew coffee that quickly, they peak at over 2,000 watts on startup and sustain a draw of about 1,500 watts during brewing.

    Id just as soon stick with the French press. Drink tea, it's easier to make and better for you.
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  6. Krashdragon

    Krashdragon Medium Load Member

    Apr 10, 2012
    Cleburne, Tx
    There's only one problem with tea, and I even order mine from Taiwan so it's fresh...
    is that I'm a tried and true member of the "T & P" society.
    LoSt_AgAiN and Chinatown Thank this.
  7. Handog

    Handog Light Load Member

    Sep 19, 2013
  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    Have you tried Taiwanese Betel Nut? You can make betel nut tea or chew it like tobacco, keep a wad in the jaw. Look it up on Google; good stuff. In fact, I'm going to get one out of my stash right now.
    Here's a quote from Google:
    "Betel-nut chewing, a dug-in part of Taiwan male, working-class culture that has so far resisted reformers' best efforts to stamp it out. Truckers, taxi-drivers and construction workers are especially fond of the chew."
    A highly decorated betel nut kiosk alongside the main street nearby freeway intersection in Taiwan.
    Click on the little square, lower right of picture to get better view of betel nut tea store.

    Last edited: Jul 12, 2014
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  9. Ford L8000

    Ford L8000 Medium Load Member

    Oct 9, 2013
    Blacksburg, VA
    Thanks, didn't realize how many watts the Keurig uses, I have one of the larger ones with the large water reservoir, would it make much of a difference getting a smaller single cup one?
  10. Nukem

    Nukem Road Train Member

    May 11, 2014
    Virginia Beach, VA
  11. ljpeterson

    ljpeterson Bobtail Member

    May 20, 2013
    Kennewick Wa
    I use a Keurig K cup brewer, the one that has a 40oz reservoir on it. This draws 1400 watts while heating the water and works fine on a 1500 watt inverter. I don't leave anything else plugged in when brewing though. Have tried the Mr Coffee K cup and it failed after 3 months. So far this one is lasting going on 8 months. Starting our with a new company this next week and thinking about using the French press I have. I thought of using my camp stove for heating the water too. The K cup coffee is about $1.50 or so to fill my FJ coffee mug. This isn't much savings over TS coffee only better tasting and easier to get a cup while still in my bunk.
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