I mean, I really love coffee. I'm a caffeine addict to the core and, like many people, I just don't feel right until I've had that first cup of the day.
I don't love it as much as my sister does. SHE lives across the street from a popular local convenience store and has admitted that quite often she will run across the street and buy a cup...while she's waiting for her own pot to brew! I'm not quite that addicted....or impatient (I love you sis! Don't hit me!)
In the summer, I save the excess and leave it in the fridge for iced coffee. But in the cooler months, I am quite wasteful.
I thought I had a solution to this problem....get a Keurig!! One cup at a time. No wasted coffee. I figured in the long run, it might even save me money. I was planning to buy one with my income tax refund, but Jeff surprised me and bought me one as a graduation present.
(Goodbye old friend...you'll
barely be missed)
I have to say....I love almost everything about my Keurig.
I have the 'elite' model...which comes with a reservoir that holds extra water. That way you don't have to fill the machine each time you want to use it. It takes maybe a minute for the water to heat up and there is an automatic shut off that turns the heater off two hours after the last time you used it. At the press of a button, you get a fresh, hot cup of coffee. There are about a bajillion brands of coffee, tea, and hot cocoa that are formulated for the Keurig. I have not tried many of them because they can be pricey and I didn't want to spend money on something that I might not enjoy.
But it's not all sunshine and butterflies with my new Keurig. First off, my plan of saving money backfired. This machine is so easy that I find myself making coffee all the time! Before, I was drinking a couple of cups a day...but now I find myself making cup after cup--and those K-cups are not cheap!!
Another thing I'm not fond of is all the waste from packaging. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the most environmentally conscious person around but, even in my normal state of enviro-ignorance, I can see that throwing away all those little plastic cups is incredibly wasteful. I read on the Keurig website that they are working on that particular issue. It would be nice if they came up with a solution.
All in all, I'm really pleased with my Keurig. It's a pretty convenient way to get my daily caffeine fix....even if I find myself buzzing more these days.
Maybe my sister should get one...it could save her from some early morning treks across the street.