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The Keurig Coffee Maker goes for about $100 depending on which version you are looking for. This coffee maker is quick and easy to work, but is it really worth it? If you are a coffee drinking fool, are buying one or more cups a day, or just a snob that likes “micro brewed” coffees, this is a device to consider. Here are some things we like & hate about the Keurig.
Yes! Coffee Coffee Coffee Coffee:
It only takes about a minute to prepare for brewing, which is essentially the heating of the water. Then it takes less than a minute to brew your fresh cup of coffee. There is no annoying set up with filters and coffee beans. The only preparation needed is the selection of your flavor (yummy). By simply placing the flavor into its slot and closing the top, your coffee is ready to brew.
There are three size options. Each of the three sizes work well for the various size mugs and cups and various coffee strengths. You can basically use a strong coffee and set the size to something small to make an espresso equivalent. How European!
Money saving per cup of coffee – kind of. If you buy the coffee cups (called K Cups) in bulk, the individual coffee flavors are cheaper than a cup of coffee from a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. Not to mention the time you’ll save from not stopping at a coffee shop.
The flavor choices are incredible. Hundreds of coffee flavors from different makers are available making coffee drinking fun. Any coffee flavor imaginable is offered for this device and other beverage choices like hot chocolates and teas are also available!
No! This Coffee Smells Like Dirty:
The individual coffees are expensive. It is much cheaper to buy instant coffee or a normal coffee maker for at home or work use. Cheaper yes but if you are a coffee lover, do you really want that cup from the pot after the brew has been sitting stagnant for 5 hours?
There can be a lot of trash. If you’re into the environment, you might not be into the Keurig. Sure, all products need to dispose of some waste, but each cup brewed leaves the small plastic cup for trash. These can build up if you use this device in the office or with a whole family. On the other side of the coin, the extra energy from a super caffeinated cup can give you the steam to plant a tree and help offset the carbon footprint created by the Keurig.
4 to 2. Based on that battle, it seems like a good purchase to us, but then again we are coffee people. If you’re a coffee drinker, just go for it or give it a shot in the office. Suggest the product to your boss, and see if he or she wants to make the investment or steal from the petty cash drawer and make one suddenly appear in the break room.
Nicolas D’Alleva is the owner of Specialty Answering Service, a full service telephone answering service for businesses and individuals. Specialty provides the highest quality coffee to its employees and strongly believes that good coffee makes great employees.
Photo by pjinomaha.