Friday, December 19, 2014

Hack the coffee pot!

Who knew that Keurig had DRM (Digital Rights Management) in their little cups?  Derek Ward shows us that their DRF-fu is weak.

Coffee wants to be free, dude! Or at least less expensive. 

4 comments:

burt said...

This is only necessary on the new pots. The old pots will continue to use whatever you put in them... until they stop working, of course.

I wonder if anyone has managed to coax more than a couple of years out of a Keurig...

deadmandance said...

Um... if you want cheap coffee, why are you buying the single serve special stuff?

Ken said...

I suppose in the Internet of Things, a hacked Keurig machine will report its owner to the Bureau.

Tony Tsquared said...

I bought the top of the line Keurig for my wife about 8 years ago for a Christmas gift. She was furious I had spent close to $400 on a coffee pot. By the end of January she thought that was the best gift I had ever given her. That same unit it working just as well as it did the day I bought it. She drinks all of the fu-fu coffee flovors and I have the "make-your-own" insert so I can have my Bustello.

At work we had had one of the cheaper units burn up. The Keurig warranty is top notch and they sent a replacement to an APO once they received the cup insert. It was 3 long weeks without good coffee unless we made the 2 kilometer walk to the Green Bean coffee house.