January 08, 2013

obsessed.: My new Keurig


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!)
I love the variety and the ease of use. I've yet to try any of the teas available, or try to make something iced, but you can bet I'll get there eventually.

Do you have a single-serve machine? Any tips or tricks (or favorite flavors) I should try?

12 comments:

  1. Grats on the gift, I couldn't live without my Keurig! My model is a few years old but it still works like a charm. Oddly enough, I'm not a coffee drinker. I bought mine for the teas and hot chocolates--especially chai tea, which I drink a lot of--and because my family loves coffee and I felt bad never having any on hand when they came to dinner. This way I figured I could keep a variety of different K-Cups around and everybody could choose exactly what they want, and it only takes a few seconds per person to brew. As for recommendations...anything by Gloria Jeans.

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    1. I'm glad to hear yours still works well; one of my fears in getting one was the many "it breaks quickly!" reviews I ran across.

      I need to get myself some chai for sure. And I'll try Gloria Jeans, thanks!

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  2. I am much enamored with the Keurig system, and we plan on buying one soon. So handy. I'll be envious for the time being. ;)

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    1. Totally handy! I miss it now that I'm back at work.

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  3. The Keurig is SO AWESOME! My aunt just recently bought one for the house and I can't stop making Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate. That caramel vanilla cream sounds nummy, I might have to pick up a pack of those! :)

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    1. It's not really flavored, but it smells amazing. A little splash of vanilla creamer only adds to it. ;)

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  4. I want one so bad! I always get giddy when I go to my parents' house because I know I'll be using theirs. ;) I love Donut Shop as well, and my parents had a pumpkin spice one (can't think of the brand) that I was addicted to throughout the holidays in 2011. It is one nifty little machine. :)

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    1. Pumpkin Spice! I'll have to see if I can find any of that, regardless of the time of year. :)

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  5. You know I love my Keurig, too! I've had it for two years now. Love love love the Cafe Escapes Chai Latte. http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=16830275&RN=3974&KSKU=121353&

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    1. I'm guessing that's the one I've had at your house? I'll have to pick some up. :)

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  6. I love my Keurig! If it was possible to have a love affair with a machine, this would be it xD I would end up throwing away a whole pot of coffee too, but this makes it super easy for me to brew a huge travel mug before I run out the door for class in the mornings. The "Dark Magic" is nice if you like darker roasts, but I still go to my Columbian most days (or brew up one of my own favorite teas from the local shop!)

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    1. I've had so much fun trying a variety of flavors. A Colombian is now totally on my list. :)

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