In-room coffee makers replaced with Cuisinart dual-pod units

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In-room coffee makers replaced with Cuisinart dual-pod units

Unread post by The Sassagoula Sentinel » May 4th, 2012, 1:00 pm

All of the guest rooms at Port Orleans French Quarter and Port Orleans Riverside now feature new Cuisinart dual-pod coffee makers, which have gradually replaced the old 4-cup filter machines over the past month or so.

These new units can make two cups of coffee simultaneously, using coffee pods which are inserted into trays through which hot water is passed. Free pods are supplied, which will be replenished daily by housekeeping.

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Unread post by jeepster93 » May 6th, 2012, 8:55 am

Is there any word on what brand of coffee pods they supply? I ask because I've got celiac disease and need to check on their gluten free status. :roll:

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Unread post by Admin » May 7th, 2012, 6:20 am

Disney provide Cuisinart pods. Photo shamelessly linked from a PhotoBucket post:

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Unread post by jeepster93 » May 10th, 2012, 5:47 pm

Excellent, thanks! I am also glad they have the Twinings tea!

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Unread post by bill2012 » May 17th, 2012, 11:58 pm

Can anybody tell me if these coffeemakers can really be used to make tea? Or are they like most in-room coffeemakers, which cannot really be used to make tea (even though hotels sometimes deny this and even provide tea bags) because the hot water tastes like coffee? Does this type of coffeemaker isolate the coffee from the rest of the system so the works don't pick up a coffee taste?

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Unread post by snikreps » May 21st, 2012, 5:38 pm

Just got back last week.

The works will pick up the coffee taste. They're like 2 little coffee baskets and the water is going to touch the coffee making parts, so unless you bring your own vinegar to clean the unit first...

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Unread post by bill2012 » May 22nd, 2012, 10:25 pm

Thanks for the info!

It's so frustrating that hotels supply coffeemakers but nothing to make tea. They just give you useless tea bags!

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Unread post by Admin » May 23rd, 2012, 2:25 am

You could always ask them if you could have one of the old coffee makers (I think they held a few back in stock for anyone who really wanted one) and use that for making tea. Or just bring a travel kettle.

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Unread post by Real mad hatter » June 1st, 2012, 9:29 am

So I take it there is no way you can put one tea bag in one and the coffee in the other and let the water go thro both of them?

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Unread post by snikreps » June 1st, 2012, 9:51 am

Real mad hatter wrote:So I take it there is no way you can put one tea bag in one and the coffee in the other and let the water go thro both of them?
Sure you can, they're 2 separate baskets, each with a unique water reservoir and 'Brew' button. Though I'm not sure how well the tea bag will work. I imagine that much of the hot water would flow around the tea bag and not penetrate the tea leaves themselves. The provided Coffee bags fit snugly into the basket and prevent water from going around the bag.

I also would ponder how well the baskets were cleaned out last. I doubt they scrub between the fins at the bottom of those baskets very often.

Tip for coffee drinkers: Half the water, brew both baskets, then combine the two half cups for 'WAKE-UP' juice! :shock:

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Unread post by Real mad hatter » June 1st, 2012, 11:12 am

Cheers,that means we can leave out our travel kettle and bring a small toothbrush to clean the machine. :lol:

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Unread post by ady321 » June 12th, 2012, 7:54 am

Anyone know if you can ask for extra coffee pods?? Not sure how many you get in the room as standard, but we need at least 2 or three cups each to start the day off well.

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Unread post by snikreps » June 12th, 2012, 8:34 am

Mousekeeping will replenish up every day, so you'll have 2 when they are done, I'm sure if you contact them, they'll give you more.

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Unread post by Admin » June 12th, 2012, 4:06 pm

Yes, just ask Mousekeeping for extra.

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Unread post by kjeffries » June 21st, 2012, 7:11 am

I think this is a great service, nothing you can complain about it!
It's great to get the chance to make some coffee. For a coffee-junkie like me this is very important! I'm really thankful for offers like that. btw. Do there also exist some specials offers in christmas time? Because I'm already thinking of some christmas hampers ideas [Admin edited to remove possible spam link] and I want to make a trip!
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Unread post by Admin » June 21st, 2012, 7:21 am

There are several places in Orlando that do hampers (or gift baskets) for delivery to the Disney Resorts. Disney do some themselves, but off-site places might be better if you want food/etc added. UK sites won't be much help though, unless they deliver VERY far away! :)

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Unread post by JAckson99 » September 23rd, 2013, 7:47 am

Hi i am agree with @ady321.I am also needed 2 or 3 cups coffee as starting a day.

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Unread post by MardiGroggy » September 23rd, 2013, 12:58 pm

My wife will probably LOVE this! OTOH, I'm a tea drinker that also doesn't care for coffee tinged water in the brew. Guess I'll stick with bottled drinks in the fridge....if there is one. ;)
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Re: In-room coffee makers replaced with Cuisinart dual-pod u

Unread post by Thorpy » October 17th, 2013, 3:59 am

Could you not (after cleaning) just put water through with no coffee pod, get a cup of hot water, and then add the tea bag ?

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Unread post by Admin » October 17th, 2013, 4:20 am

Two problems there I suspect. One is that the coffee taste is generally rather strong and hard to remove. But also, for proper tea, you need to use fully boiling water (not just boiled, but actually 'bubbling' boiling) which coffee machines don't produce.

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Re: In-room coffee makers replaced with Cuisinart dual-pod u

Unread post by pdrazine » October 17th, 2013, 10:54 am

The last time I went, I brought a heating coil to make tea. They're not easy to find anymore (used one often in college many years ago!) but are small and not very expensive. :)

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Re: In-room coffee makers replaced with Cuisinart dual-pod u

Unread post by Thorpy » October 17th, 2013, 2:36 pm

Never been a tea drinker by choice... only drink it when it's polite to do so. say you ask for coffee, and are brought tea by somebody you don't want to upset, like prospective parents in law, interviewers etc.

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Unread post by jkl2000 » October 18th, 2013, 11:05 am

I like to use a slightly better grade of coffee than those pods have, so I bring small, regular coffee filters and ground coffee, and I can usually somehow manage to make the regular filters fit the machines by tearing off some of the filter. Will be giving that a try with these things. Because usually if you just use the pods the coffee is way too weak. Also need to supply fresh milk...

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