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Nov 29, 2011 05:42 PM

Single cup coffee makers- do any make pods for Cuban coffee?

My wife is really wanting to get a Keurig or something like it to keep in her office. I was thinking that as long as we are going to take the plunge, perhaps there is one out there that makes a decent cup of Cuban coffee- something that I really miss from Miami!

Does anyone know if there is a Cuban pod thing?

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  1. I checked but didn't see Cuban coffee pods for Keurig. Keurig does make an adapter for about $ 15.00 that allows you to use your own ground coffee to make a single cup of coffee at a time. The adapter works on all the Keurig machines. I own one and it works great.

    Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter (adapter that lets you use your own ground coffee)

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    1. re: Antilope

      I suppose that might work- just load it up with coffee and put about a pound of sugar in the cup! This could seal the deal!

    2. You can get Kcup filter holders and filters, that allow you to make your own 'cups'. But of course you have to find your own 'bulk'source of Cuban coffee.

      What is distinctive about Cuban coffee? Beans from Cuba, or a particular roast and brewing style?

      I wonder if you want Cafe Bustello.
      here a reviewer puts bulk Bustello in Kcups.

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      1. re: paulj

        I *think* that the coffee itself is just a regular espresso type. What really sets it apart is how they do it. From what I've seen, they pack a *lot* of coffee into the thing, hot water is pressured through it, and it goes into a cup with a *lot* of sugar in it. After the first little bit of brewed coffee goes into the cup, they stir it vigorously and then let the rest of the coffee in. It makes kind of a foam...

        I once read where cuban coffee is a pound of coffee, an ounce of water, and five pounds of sugar! It was said in jest, but that is about what it tastes like!