Guys. I am in love ... with a machine.
The Murtis is a one-coffee-drinker household, which, pre-Christmas, meant that when I wanted coffee, I pretty much always ended up throwing away a portion of a pot. (Or spending forever making a single cup.)
Realizing this, I started researching single-serve coffee machines, the Keurig brand in particular, since I'd heard good things and used one more than once. I wasn't completely sold on spending the money, since I bought a coffee/espresso machine earlier in 2012 (that I could never quite get to work like it should). The Mister, however, being the awesome and attentive husband that he is, bought me one for Christmas. And I'm not quite sure how I've ever lived without it. (We even opened it to use while we were in Oregon visiting family!)
In addition, Colt bought me the little storage drawer that the machine sits on (so handy) and a bunch of little filters I can use with normal ground coffee (definitely a bit more cost- and environment-friendly).
As for beverages, so far we've tried:
- Most of what was in the variety pack that came with the machine—I liked Donut Shop best.
- Starbucks French Roast
- Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate
- Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa
- Hot Apple Cider
- Café Vanilla
- Caramel Vanilla Cream
- HEB's San Antonio Blend (My favorite coffee from our local grocery store; so excited that HEB makes K-Cups, too!)
Do you have a single-serve machine? Any tips or tricks (or favorite flavors) I should try?