If you have one and love it, convince me that I need one. Y’all know I’m a coffee whore. It’s a plain and simple fact. I am told more often than not in this online community when people think of me they think of three things … Coffee, cupcakes, and Vinter.
It’s more than just drinking of coffee for me. It’s the whole process. Hell, I even created a coffee station in my house with my drip maker (which I never use anymore), my espresso machine (which I need a new one), my two French presses (different sizes), and my coffee grinder (awesome).
So, it’s not that I don’t have enough coffee making paraphernalia. It’s not that I think I need one. I don’t need the hot water for hot chocolate cause I generally make it with milk, in a pot, with cocoa, and sugar, and vanilla on the stove. It doesn’t take any extra effort to heat up water for soup or oatmeal or mac and cheese cups. And because the coffee grinder has a timer, I can multi-task with coffee making. I make cold brewed coffee crack for iced coffee, so, I wouldn’t need to brew any for iced. My favorite iced coffee drink at the moment is an iced Caramel Macchiato which requires espresso. I’ve seen espresso K-cups, but I’m not sure of the strength or quality of such.
Honestly, too, the French press makes just amazingly delicious coffee…smooth, rich coffee that’s got a whole different taste than drip. I’m not really even sure that it’s cost effective with regards to the K-cups, but in a general sense, at the moment, that’s neither here nor there.
I’ve never had coffee from the Keurig and I don’t know anyone local that has one. The only people I hear talking about them are well… other authors and readers and editors and publishers, etc… Everyone is always going on and on and on about how much they LOVE their Keurig, how they can’t live without their Keurig, how their life has been transformed by their Keurig.
So, if you have one, tell me why you love it, why it’s the best thing since…well, the invention of coffee makers, and why a coffee whore such as myself should have one. Of course, if you don’t have a Keurig, tell me if you want one and why.
Oh, and yes, there is a giveaway for the person with the best, most convincing answer, I’ll give a $25 Amazon.com gift card or if you have a Keurig, a package of K-cups (we can discuss your fave, etc… upon winning if you have one).
I’ll give y’all until Monday morning, 8am EST to respond and by noon I’ll have chosen a winner.
Oh and as more incentive to play along… I will gift a copy of Simple Need to one friend of the winner who hasn’t read it yet, but that you know wants to read it! Or to you, the winner, if you haven’t read it! But I mean, c’mon…it’s Vinter!
Well Considering you like coffee, The Keurig machine is a great investment.
You can make coffee in three convenient sizes. Not only can you make coffee
but now they have it where you can make tea, and iced beverages if that is
your preference. Let’s say you don’t want to use a K-cup, which are easy to dispose,
and take very little space, you can use a special reusable filter that allows
you to use your own grounded coffee. The keurig is great, you have can easily get new
flavors and a variety pack if you don’t want to choose. K-cups are extremely inexpensive also,
depending on where you buy it and what flavor, a 24-pack can be only 12 dollars.
That’s 24 cups of coffee for $11. To me, That’s a great deal and value.
So If you really are a coffee drinker, then the keurig is a great product. I
love the keurig because it is quick when I need it to be, and I don’t have to
refill the water every time I use it. Not to mention, I don’t need to make a whole pot
of coffee just because I need a little pick me up in the morning. I’m telling you, their variety
of flavors is great, anywhere from green tea, to Donuts House Cinnamon roll.
Well, that’s all I can really say about the Keurig, I love it, and I think you would too.
Can’t wait to find out if you get it!
Um, sorry. I’m not here to convince you, because quite frankly I’m wondering if I “need” one too. The one thing the Keurig has going for it, is the ability to easily make one-person servings of coffee. (DH doesn’t drink the stuff.) Can’t wait to see what others say.
Kinda what Dee said. I keep hearing about them, but I haven’t experienced the coffeegasm they are supposed to provide. I do admit to being really curious if I need one or not. I’ll be interested to see what others have to say.
*loiters near the caramel station*
Quire frankly i don’t drink coffee often. maybe 5 days a year. I do though hear alot about Keurig everywhere. All my coffee drinking friends LOVE it! Rave about it. I think you can buy them at Walmart even now and the little coffee cups too. Easy peasy. If i did drink coffee it probably would be only one cup a day if that this thing makes one and there’s no waste them. When my husband is home he drinks coffee and we’re always tossing out coffee he doesn’t drink. Coffe is expensive so wasted coffee is like slushing money down the toilet. lol
I say get one! Get rid of a few things there on the counter and have fun with it.
Lissa, you grabbed my attention w/ Vinter, then I saw your “coffee station”…LOL That takes me back to my coffee shop days. That was probably my most fun job. *sighs wistfully*
I don’t have Keurig, but I have seen a variety of those K-cup style coffees in the coffee aisle at my local Walmart, so at least you would have less expensive options for the coffee. Plus, if you don’t manage to talk yourself into it right now, there’s always Christmas (when things like that go on sale).
I KNEW I’d grab someone with Vinter! 🙂
I think you should definitely go for it and get one. Anyone who follows you on Twitter knows how much you love and need your coffee.
I have to confess that after continually reading your pleas for more coffee I looked into buying a Keurig but sadly they don’t have them in Australia. They do have Nespresso though and I broke down and bought one of those.
So wonderful to have an expresso first thing in the morning without having to go out for it.
I know you won’t regret buying one
Well…LOL! I guess the next thing is that I’m going to have to stop tweeting about it! On the other hand, I KNOW I’m not the only one that tweets about how much they need/want/love/would whore themselves for the perfect cuppa… So awesome! And that I’ve influenced just ONE person on the need for more coffee…
Come on, now, Lissa, you KNOW he’s my fave (just don’t tell Dallon, or Jas I said that)…LOL
On the coffee front, have you Starbucks’ new Mocha Coconut?!? It’s like drinking a Mounds bar!!
I don’t like coconut really. Not to eat or drink. The only way I’ll eat it, is if it’s fresh out of the shell. I’ll eat that all day. But shredded or toasted or through a straw or out of a bottle…nope, not me.
I use a coconut body wash and I love the subtle scent of it in the summer… But, that’s about it, unless, as I said, it’s straight out of the shell.
Well, I have a Keurig and I LOVE IT! In fact, my father is on fluid restriction and I talked him into getting the small one shot version and he LOVES IT! And, my husband was not a coffee fan and then we got the Keurig and now he has a cup every day. And, my 9 year old can make herself a cup of decaf or some hot chocolate and she doesn’t need my help. And, there is now an iced coffee option. Can I just say Yum?!
Now, I want to be clear. The Keuring is not for everyone. My sister’s family drinks copious amounts of coffee. They had a Keurig for a couple of years but still had to keep another pot for first thing in the morning and all weekend. They had to move recently and gave the Keurig to a friend. And, to be completely honest, when I want my C-O-F-F-E-E then I want to brew or press because it is so satisfying to start from bean and end with D-R-I-N-K! I know you know what I mean.
The Keurig is super convenient when you have company over. Everyone can have something different and they can make it fresh as they want it. And it can make hot water on demand for the tea drinkers. Now, if I am having a really big gathering, I still pull out my perculator and brew 12 cups of some of the really good stuff. I have yet to find anyone who doesn’t love perk coffee. But, I still have the Keurig available for anyone who doesn’t want standard coffee.
One more great thing is that you can grind your own coffee and use the reusable pod to brew your favorite. That’s fab if you have an unusal coffee you love. My SIL special orders banana coffee from Hawaii a couple of times a year. I always try to bum a few beans. Now I can brew a cup at a time instead of making it all at once.
BTW, the best price on pods is at Kohl’s when they offer their coupons. The next best is a tie between Amazon and Bed Bath and Beyond. But if you go with Amazon, they offer Friday specials that are pretty good. And you can sign up for auto ship to get an additional discount.
Ok, I now want to be the fly in the ointment. Since you are a serious coffee lover I want to introduce a different option. This is my all time favorite coffee maker! The Toddy. Here’s the link from Amazon:
Holy cow it makes GREAT coffee! The coffee is so smooth with absolutely no bitter taste. The coffee barista at my local Borders actually sold me on it and I have never regretted the purchase. My only complain, the coffee is so damn good that I can’t stop drinking it!
Let us know what you decide.
I love my Keurig because it’s so easy to make a quick cup anytime. I don’t use the K-cups. I think using my own freshly ground coffee in the reusable filter pods makes a tastier cup.
There’s really not much to it. Press start, insert pod, select size, and watch the magic. LOL. Hmm…now I really need a cup of coffee. 😉
I actually don’t like coffee *ducks and hides* I am a tea drinker, gimme a teapot and some PG tips and I am a happy Minxy!
But if the coffee maker makes you smile and want to stroke it like a new pair of shoes I say get it!!!!
Yes, you’re the shoe whore, right, Minx? Grins…
I might be….. *strokes pet shoe in lap*
I don’t have one but after reading what other people have posted it sounds like I need one. I love coffee because there’s nothing like a fresh cup of coffee to make my day.
Sherry, you know, I’m leaning toward one. They do have the little personal ones and there is a Mr. Coffee version of it, too.
I don’t think the price of the K-Cups is any more or less than the price of a pound of coffee. Since I’m the only drinker of coffee in my house, it’s usually one cup a day for me unless there’s an espresso involved and then we’re talking two.
As much as I talk about coffee, and as much as I drink it regularly, I don’t drink it all day so, the ease of which it would be to just turn it on, pop a K-cup in and let it go is very tempting.
One thing I have heard is that the coffee is weak, as I would imagine if you’re doing a larger size cup. That kind of concerns me because I like a little stronger coffee.
For convenience though, as I said, it might be worth the investment.
Jen mentioned company and different people can do different coffees and that’s a good thing. But, I don’t have people over except once, maybe twice a year, so that really wouldn’t factor into it for me. I can see that being a plus though.
I’m still on the fence, driving DH nuts, but he’s taught me over the last 20 years to stalk things I want to buy, especially if they’re costly, and a $150+ coffee maker is a costly purchase to me.
I appreciate all of you and your comments. Very informative and helpful.
Seeing *your* coffee station…gotta luv you all the more. 🙂 And your cute lil vintage phone is adorable!! *slightsqueeing*
Okay. If I am *ever* in NC, I am coming over to your place. As of now, I plan on hibernating here in your blog. lol!