Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Drinking Problem


I like routine. The morning starts with a cup of herbal tea, which I drink while checking email and the latest Cozy Chick post. Next, I make a small pot of half decalf, half regular coffee and sip that while I write.

But then my husband's parents sent us a gift. A Keurig Brewing System. It brews one perfect cup of coffee. No grinding, no measuring, no messing with grounds. Brews the cup in less than a minute.

I was pretty sure I'd hate it. What was wrong with the way I'd always made my coffee? My husband thought it was the cat's meow. Slowly but surely he sucked me in. It uses K-cups.
And the selections! We have Newman's Own organic regular and decaf, Tully's Kona, Donut Shop Coffee, and a few more I haven't opened yet.

The problem is it's TOO convenient. Instead of polishing off my little pot, I'm brewing one cuppers all day!

Help! I'm addicted!

20 comments:

Jeanne C. said...

Oh, the Keurig is the best invention ever, ever made. So many possibilities.
I love the celestial seasonings english breakfast tea. Oh, and Gloria Jean's hazlenut. Oh, and Green Mountain pumpkin spice.
Forget it, I could go on and on and on.....
I blogged about it http://acupofteaandacozyforme.blogspot.com/2010/03/lets-talk-about-coffee-tea.html
You are right - totally addicting!

Sheery said...

Oh gosh! I already have a coffee addiction. I'm not certain that it's a good thing for me to learn that the Keurig is so great.

Deb Baker said...

I'm still a newbie at this, Jeanne. Never thought of making my tea or oatmeal with it. Great post.

Sheery, be warned!

Mason Canyon said...

Addicted to coffee, no such thing. Coffee is a substance your body needs, it's a natural requirement (so says the person drinking their 3rd cup this morning). :)

This sounds like a great machine and you can switch flavors and types without all the hassle. Enjoy.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Lover of Books said...

I don't drink coffee but the other options like Chai Tea, Raspberry Iced Tea and a few others make it something I want to get. :) Well eventually. lol

I am still hooked on my Coca Cola. lol

Krista

Kaye said...

Love the cat pic!

Lisa D said...

Love my Keurig! I thought it would help me cut down on my coffee addiction. Brew one cup of fresh hot coffee and then I would be satisfied. Right....

Now I'm a Bed, Bath and Beyond coupon hoarder because you can use them to buy K-cups. I have two addictions...coffee & coupons!

Green Mountain Mocha Nut is my latest favorite but I haven't found a K-cup I didn't like. :-)

Heather Webber said...

My kids' orthodontist has a Keurig. Makes the time spent in the waiting room a little bit easier to endure when I have a nice cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate.

Getting a machine for home sounds like a really good idea...

Lover of Books said...

And if you don't want the big one, some stores have the mini. :) I want to get that from B B and B. :) Coupons got to love them. :)

Krista

Kris said...

I must be the only person left in America who doesn't drink coffee (ok..my husband doesn't either..we're the only two).

Enjoy your coffee..I hear it's great! lol

Deb Baker said...

I'm learning so much! Mini-makers. B B & B coupons. Taking notes, too. Kris, you're missing out.

Heather said...

I see many other people already beat me to the comment box. I was going to let you know that there are all sorts of K-cups from Celestial Seasonings for tea as well. I drink coffee and tea both just like you. I do not drink a lot of hot chocolate but sometimes I indulge in the winter. :)

Debra said...

I'm a half-decaf person too but I used a Keurig for the first time when I stayed at a hotel in the Spring. Totally wonderful. I thought I wanted a Hamilton Beach Brewmaster until I tried the Keurig.

signlady217 said...

Kris--my pastor doesn't drink coffee, either. I tease him about it, of course, telling him I thought it was a "requirement" for ministers to be able to graduate from seminary! :)

I drink coffee, tea, and hot chocolate (regular and flavored) all year round. One of my favs is Raspberry-White Chocolate coffee or hot chocolate, yum-yum!

Deb--one thing you could do is figure out how many "one cups" are equal to your other little pot, and just set aside that amount as your limit for the day, and put the rest away. But then, where's the fun in that? Enjuoy!

Leann Sweeney said...

Oh, man Deb. You are making my mouth water. I LOVE coffee, but with my health issues, it just had to go. Talk about misery. But next week, at Malice, I am drinking coffee. I MUST. Depriving myself has been tough. And now you've sucked ME in. I might just have to get me one of these machines. One cup? How can that hurt?

Laurissa said...

I've got to get a Keurig, it sounds heavenly. Right now I have the good old basic, Mr. Coffee 12-cupper. I drink about 3/4 of the pot by myself each morning. On second thought, I might not be able to afford 8 of the K-cups each day. Are they expensive?

Andrea C. said...

My husband got a similar system several years ago and we love it too - I don't even drink that much coffee. It is great for tea and hot chocolate. We even converted a few friends and my parents during their visit and they now have one!
I say embrace it...love the one cup! :)

Vicki said...

We just got one of these from our PTO for the teachers lounge at school. Its a big hit! I only realized today that it makes tea as well...very cool!

Maggie Sefton said...

I've used that system every tine I visit my dear Chicago friends. It's a great selection. And the coffees are good. But I always have to make two servings to fill up my large cup. Problems, problems. Meanwhile, I'll keep up with my Mr. Coffee and my brewed coffee. Mainly because of price. One commentator compared that system to electric razors. They practically give away the razor (coffee maker) then charge a lot for the razor blades (coffee supplies). :)

Vickie said...

There are worse things to be addicted to, I reckon. I have to have my tea each morning, used to be foo-foo coffee, but it started messing with my gut. No fun. Tea does the trick, yeah? Vitamin Caffeine.....ahhhhhhh...nectar of the gods.....