Monday, February 10, 2014
Drinking The Kool-Aid.... Uh I Mean Coffee
Yep.... my family is NOW on the Keurig bandwagon!!! The hub's work just got one a month ago and THIS GEM is what he wanted for Valentine's Day! Today's blog post is hopefully gonna help save folks some time and money.
First off, this thing really is INCREDIBLE. Everyone has told me how great it is but no one informed me HOW great it is. It makes espresso, coffee, hot chocolate, spiced cider, and herbal tea*.... remove the bottom plate, place a tall glass filled with ice and make iced coffee and iced tea, all in less than ONE FLIPPIN MINUTE!!! Depending on what you pay for K-cups, each cup will cost you 34-75 cents. Really, can you beat that???? That is WAY-WAY better than the $5 I'm spending at Starbucks! HOW did I live without this????
So we went to 5 different stores before ending up at Costco where we figured we saved about $100 between the savings on the unit and the extra K-cups that came with the unit PLUS the Costco one came with a personal K-cup where you can fill it with whatever coffee grounds (or herbal tea blends* cuz I'm kind of a tea nut) you want to brew. Costco sold this Platinum model for $149 with the personal K-cup, a filter and 60 K-cups in a wide variety of flavors. The BEST price we saw anywhere else was $179 at Macy's and it only came with 12 K-cups and it didn't have the personal K-cup with it. Honestly, if you were going to go for something without all the bells and whistles and could stand to wait for the item to be delivered, you can get it on Amazon.com for around $130. But for us, no waiting and all the extra goodies was well worth the $149 we spent at Costco. Did I mention this one has a HUGE 70+ ounce water reservoir???
Who out there HASN'T drank the Keurig Kool-Aid????
*I don't recommend using this machine to make teas other than herbal teas as the temp can only be adjusted on this unit 5 degrees up or 5 degrees down which means the water is still too hot for delicate tea leaves.