on 09-06-201105:17 PM - last edited on 02-19-201304:28 PM by BBYJorge
While I gave up “real” coffee years ago, I always partake in the ritual of sipping nice, hot cup of decaf first thing in the morning. Some might question why people who give up caffeinated coffee bother to drink decaf, but I still swear by it.So over the years, I’ve tried all sorts of coffee makers and even a few French presses, but in the end my experience is always tainted by how much effort goes into cleaning the machines.
Recently, I resorted to the Starbucks Instant Coffees for this reason…no mess, no brew time. I simply wakeup, boil my water, open package, and stir. In seconds, I have my cup of java – sip, slurp, ahhhhh…so good. And while I enjoy the Starbucks mixes, they aren’t always as satisfying as a properly brewed cup of coffee.
Recently however, I was re-introduced to a new coffee maker – the Single Serve Brewer. I first met one of these sexy beasts when I was temping at an office. In the office lunchroom was a plethora of different flavored coffees, teas, and hot chocolate. Making coffee became an enjoyable experience; hence, the beginning of my new love affair with 'single serve brewers'. The thought of getting one for myself was exhilarating until I saw the price tag. Ten years have passed since then and the cost of the machines has dropped significantly. In fact, they are now cheaper than most espresso machines.
Aside from no cleaning, the next best feature is that you can serve-up a multitude of flavors. Hazelnut, Irish Crème, or plain ol’ regular…it can do it all.After discovering this week that Best Buy sells the Keurig Single Server Brewer, I decided to go online and buy it. It’s the identical model to the one at my grandmother’s so I know I’m going to love it. Now the hardest part will be what flavors to buy and whether I’ll be drinking a 6,8, or 10 oz cup every morning Plus, I’ll be saving $$ since the average cup will now cost only $0.72 as opposed to the $1+ I was paying for my instant Starbucks coffee.