I’ve had my Keurig coffee maker for 9 months now. I figure this has been an appropriate span of time to truly evaluate its necessity in my life. And let me just tell you… it’s necessary.
I convinced Mr. M it was a sound investment due to the fact that I took “night duty” with Baby M. In order to function past 10am, I needed something hot to fuel my inner fire. I thought if I bought one of these little machines, then I’d enjoy drinking dark coffee again (post-pregnancy) as well as tea and cocoa, and get myself away from those icky powdery substances that are not ideally mixed with hot water.
And you know what, I did! Sure, I keep some creamer in the big ‘ol fridge that’s 94 steps away from my office door, but mainly I just keep sugar here in my office and empty 1/2 a packet in with each cup! (And yes… real sugar! I’d rather use real stuff for 10 whole calories than any artificial sweetener any day!) I’ve stayed awake and alert and incredibly cozy on cold days by my large window.
Also, “coffee breaks” are incredibly frequent here… most likely due to our immediate proximity to a coffee stand outside our doors (it’s literally attached to this building) and to the main student union’s swanky new coffee shop as well. My officemates indulge in at least 2 cups/day, whether it comes from a campus vendor or the ‘Bucks down the street. I have absolutely no temptation to spend extra money on coffee now, and instead, just either pop a k-cup in or fill up my reusable filter and I’m ready to go.
Now have I hit the breakeven point yet? At $2 a cup at the kiosk, my breakeven point as far as cost goes is around 220 cups. I’m sure I’m just about there (for all of those 2 cup days), but the enjoyment I get from a hot cup of coffee in my hands whenever I need adds some extra value in there as well. Especially a really yummy tasting cup of coffee that I can drink black!
Anyone else adore their Keurig? What’s your favorite k-cup??
p.s. Do not, under any circumstances, purchase the Café Escapes – Café Mocha or Chai Latte k-cups. They are hideously gross and taste exactly like that icky powdery stuff I mentioned above. It does not taste anything like the two drinks that they claim to be.