I don’t drink a ton of coffee, but there are some mornings when I want that extra ‘kick’. Plus the weather is getting nippy (as my dad used to say), so having a hot beverage on my way to work is not only comforting, but it keeps me from feeling like a human popsicle.
When a department store had a major friends and family sale, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. (In fact, I had been looking for a coffee machine for a while before I made the purchase, so I already knew the exact model I wanted and was just waiting for the best discount.)
I’ve been using it about 4-5 times a week, and it’s extremely convenient. Even when I’m not drinking coffee, I use it for the hot water to make oatmeal (like one of my readers suggested).
In case you’re unfamiliar with the way it works, you just have to pop in one of the “K-Cups” (i.e. coffee pods made especially for Keurig), press a button, and then within a few seconds, your coffee is ready.
This edition comes with 3 different drink sizes. For a regular cup, I used the middle button. For my travel mug, I use the button on the right.
There’s a wide variety of K-Cups available from many different brands, and I’ve already tried a bunch by Newman’s Own, Wolfgang Puck, Coffee People, Folgers, etc.
So far, my favourite is Coffee People Donut Shop. When I fill a travel mug and then stir in 2 teaspoons of sugar, it’s absolutely perfect!
It’s fun to be able to try a variety of coffee, not have to clean up much (i.e. you just throw out the used K-Cup), and program the machine to brew your coffee at any time.
However, I really dislike how the used K-Cup can’t be recycled and will end up in the landfill. So, I also bought the My K-Cup, which is a reusable cup that you can use with the Keurig to brew your own ground coffee. I really like this option because then you’re not so dependant on buying the K-Cups all the time.
So…for those who drink coffee and/or use a Keurig, I have some questions for you!
- What other coffee would you recommend I try considering that I like medium-roast coffee?
- Do you have any coffee recipes I should try?
- Can you recommend a milk frother? I’d love to start making my own lattes!
Have a great Sunday, everyone! 🙂