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Ode to my Keurig!

If you’ve never heard of a Keurig machine, you are in for a wondrous surprise. This magic piece of technology that sits atop your kitchen counter offers up a steaming hot cup O’Joe at your every whim. For someone as lazy as I am (that’s pretty lazy) and unwilling to do housework (I blame my mother for forcing me to clean her bathroom weekly, so don’t judge me.), it is especially exciting. There is no pot that sits undrunk (is that a word?) for a full 23 hours as the unwanted, and dare I say excessive, 3 other cups of coffee dry up inside waiting to be scrubbed by my pre-caffeinated shell of a body, the next morning. There are no paper filters to add, or grinds to scoop; there is just a cute little k-cup to pop in and in less than 30 seconds later, BAM!! You have a hot mug of happiness.

There are those of you out there who don’t share my newfound affinity for coffee, and I can relate. For years before I entered into the corporate workforce, I too scoffed at the remarkable powers of caffeine – for you, there are a dizzying array of choices that will undoubtedly make you fall for a piece of machinery that actually doesn’t open up Facebook or live in your bedside drawer. Teas and cocoas and ciders oh my! There are even iced drink options.How does that even happen?!

Oh Kerurig, how you whisk me away to a caffeinated wonderland, one glorious k-cup at a time. You are awesome and you make the world a better place for being in it. If I could legally marry you, I would still be deathly afraid of marriage, and highly unlikely to go through with it – but I’d consider it just for you (just know that at the end of that sentence is an over dramatic “sexy” wink, yes, I like to act out my stories and I’m not ashamed to admit that.) You are just that special to me, so thank you for being you, and keep up the good work.


Julia Lipnicky.

You can read more from Julia on her blog.

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  • Jessica Nahass

    While I enjoy a nice, fast, customized cup of coffee as much as the next person, the K-cup brewers are a money waster. The link below is an article from the NY Times that calculates the true cost of those K-cups: $50 per pound. Not to mention all the excess waste the cups put into our landfills. I know they’re fun, but they’re bad for the environment, and your wallet.

    • Tess Milom

      I concur. They are entirely too wasteful. Money waste or not, those cups are a hassle to recycle so are usually dumped instead. Such is the habit of first world nations, to favor ease over environment.

    • Lauren Shaw

      The wonderful thing about the Keurig brewers is that you can buy a tiny filter attachment and put your own coffee in it. BAM! No more plastic K-Cups to waste. No one seems to talk about that wonderful perk. 😉

      Also, think of the amount of coffee (and money) goes to waste when you brew an entire pot the old fashioned way and only drink a cup, maybe two. There are pros and cons to everything.

  • Akilah Hughes

    @jessica read this article though–good rebuttal

    I adore my Keurig, too!

  • Terri Lynn Marie L

    I love my Keurig. It is my one daily indulgence and I adore a fresh cup of coffee.
    I get the feel of a fancy take out cup of coffee without the added price, or the throw away cup! :)

  • Richard Hayes

    My wife and I love the Keurig our daughter gave us. We use it each and every day and both agree that being able to brew up one cup at a time is great. We don’t waste coffee like we use to do when we had to brew a pot and only drink one or two cups.

  • Igor Dernov

    I love Keurig Brewer as well. Makes Great coffee – fast, easy and no mess :). But K-Cups for it not cheap. Actually 50c-60c per cup. Here’s website with Keurig Coupons if you interesting.

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