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posted by LaminatorX on Monday February 02 2015, @07:09AM   Printer-friendly
from the cafe-libre dept.

Well, that didn't take long!

Last year, after Coke took 10% stake in the company, Keurig started shipping a new version of their instant coffee machines. The primary 'improvement' was the addition of DRM designed to exclude any coffee not approved by Keurig. It is a scheme very much like the ink cartridge DRM of IBM/Lexmark.

One coffee maker has decided to crack that Keurig's DRM and are now shipping a device you insert into the maker that lets you spoof it into thinking any coffee is 'authorized.' They are capitalizing on their new Freedom Clip by giving it away along with free samples of their coffee.

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  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Joe Desertrat on Monday February 02 2015, @08:11PM

    by Joe Desertrat (2454) on Monday February 02 2015, @08:11PM (#140390)

    Get a stainless steel coffee pot that you perk on the stove. You can take that camping with you too, it works fine over coals or a camp stove. Better tasting, hotter coffee too.

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by hemocyanin on Tuesday February 03 2015, @09:35AM

    by hemocyanin (186) on Tuesday February 03 2015, @09:35AM (#140623) Journal

    I've had my stove top percolator since 1992 although I did have to invest $3 in replacing the bubble. It takes some practice to learn how to make great coffee in a percolator, but once you get it down, percolated coffee fresh of the stove is wonderful. In my personal ranking, I'd put it in a cluster with my other favorites: espresso (either as americano or latte) and Bialetti brewed coffee. Percolated coffee is thinner than either of these other two and seems so right around dawn. The others I like later in the day.