Coffee. I drink it.

July 2, 2013

in Home Life, Reviews

imagesI am not a huge coffee drinker but in recent months (and since the invention of the Kuerig) I drink more than I ever have in my life. Which means instead of drinking 3 cups per year, I drink 3 per week.

I’m gonna be honest, it’s not like my taste buds matured and grew up and all of a sudden I was like OH MY GOD I LOVE COFFEE! That’s not how it happened. I’ve always liked the flavor. I didn’t drink it because I was/am lazy. The thought of brewing a pot of coffee to drink one cup…way.too.much.trouble.

The filter, the water, the grinding, the measuring…

So not worth it.

And then God decided to invent the Kuerig and my world begin to sing.

Plop in a cartridge, press “brew” and WAAAAALAAAA coffee!

But then my Kuerig decided to be a temperamental bitch and only brews coffee when she wants to. I’ve been dealing with her diva like behaviors for over a month. I have cleaned her how the manufacturer recommends and even the odd ball Google Search cleaning methods.

Nothing worked.

She still drips only as much as she wants. Some days I get a few ounces and others I can get a gallon. And she is temperamental and brews at whatever temperature she decides is appropriate for my daily cup. I had to hit that damn brew button 6 times to get 1/2 a cup. It just wasn’t worth the time and effort to brew it.

So today I decided to take matters into my own hands and go back to old school brewing. I bought a bag of whole beans, dusted off my grinder and went to work.

Holy crap, what a mess!

I had coffee grounds from one end of the kitchen to the other.

It looked like I murdered Juan Valdez.

But after I spent 30 minutes cleaning up the crime scene the mess, I had brewed a most impressive cup of coffee.

And it was delicious.

Will I get rid of my Kuerig? No.

(But I might have to buy a new one…)

Will I brew a fresh cup of coffee every morning? No.

(Too much work and frankly, I put so much creamer in it so I can’t really taste the difference between Kuerig brewed and fresh brewed.)

But it’s nice to know I have morning coffee options.

Now if I can hire my own barista…

1 Shelley July 2, 2013 at 12:31 pm

I have had nothing but problems with my Keurig since I inherited it from Mom. I have gone online, cleaned the parts, run vinegar through it, etc., but I don’t get so much as a drop anymore. Thinking of calling some appliance stores to see if they fix them, but guessing it’s not worth the cost. If you find a solution, please let me know!

2 Lo July 2, 2013 at 12:47 pm

This is too funny! Partly because I know it’s true and partly because you are too funny!
We have had pretty good luck with our Tassimo and the local Starbucks drive thru window. Barely a mess;)!

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