Drop in a pod, push a button, and...Voila! A perfect cup every time. Keurig, the one-cup-at-a-time coffee system, took the home coffee market by storm. And the same pot makes cocoa or tea with the quick switch of a pod.
At first, I stayed strong and refused to submit. I mean, just how ridiculous can it get? For every cup, a plastic cup goes into the landfill. And it's pricey. Even with a coupon for $2.50, each cup still costs at least 50 cents. I'm quite sure my big pot makes coffee much cheaper.
And, we already had a perfectly good 10-cup pot which kicks out great coffee, as long as you get it soon after it's made.
Then, I wavered. Susan told our group how she makes a cup of flavored Keruig coffee whenever she feels like eating a few cookies or when she wants a treat. She kept a variety of specialty flavors on hand, and simply chooses a flavor that sounds good to her at the time. Simple mindful sipping. I was intrigued.
So, when there was a big rebate on Keurig's, I hit Bed, Bath, and Beyond with my 20% off coupon and brought home a black mini-pot with a box of French vanilla decaf pods.
Yep. Susan's right. When you're not really hungry and just feel like munching, making a cup of coffee chosen for the moment can really work. It's special. It's delicious. And it's just for me...
We still make a big pot of coffee every morning for breakfast. I just go to the Keurig for a cup later in the day when I want it. And, just so you know, I recycle.