It wasn’t until recently that I became a coffee drinker; I guess I’ve finally matured! 🙂 In all honesty though I still prefer mine pretty weak, with creamer, and that is NOT how my husband likes his. He prefers his strong and black, sometimes adding a bit of creamer. This has meant that he makes the coffee how he likes it, and then I add water to my cup before I add the creamer. AND, since he goes to work hours before I get up, I usually have to reheat my coffee since it’s cold. It’s worked alright for us, however, since getting the Keurig I haven’t been happier!
I am one who was previously unfamiliar with the awesomeness that is Keurig. Though I know people who own a Keurig, I’ve never seen it in action or known much about it. In a nutshell, a Keurig is a “single cup coffee maker for the home and office which brews a wide variety of gourmet coffee, tea and hot cocoa one cup at a time in under 60 seconds”. Sounds pretty amazing already right? You have no idea…
I am loving how easy it is to make coffee for myself every morning. The Keurig is so convenient. I was sent the Keurig OfficePRO (model 145, pictured above), which offers a choice of 3 cup sizes (6 oz., 8 oz. and 10 oz.). The water reservoir- with it’s 48-ounce capacity- is nice because I don’t have to refill it with every cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate I make. It’s easy to remove and fill, and cleaning it is a breeze as well. When the tank gets low, a little light comes on to tell you to add more water; there is no guessing.
Making coffee takes no time at all. Choose the cup size you need, life the handle, place a K-Cup (flavor of your choosing) into the K-Cup holder Assembly and then push down the handle. Place your mug on the Drip Tray Plate, press brew and wait for about a minute for your pick-me-up/wake-me-up! 🙂
I don’t know about you, but some mornings having to wait for a cup of coffee seems like torture. On those occasions when we’re rushing out the door I may end up going without coffee at all! With the Keurig I can have my coffee brewed and ready to go before I even finish getting dressed!
I love that this coffeemaker also works with travel mugs. For my birthday my husband got me the best travel mug that I use every.single.day; It’s stainless steel and has an insulated double wall, and it seriously keeps my coffee hot most of the day (which is awesome when I get busy with the kids and forget about it)! It also has a sealable lid, which is absolutely a necessity with the Con-Monster (aka my 2-year-old Connor) running around. Anyway, the drip tray is removable, making it so my travel mug can fit under the brewer. So stoked! The removable drip tray also makes for easy clean-up.
Additionally, this Keurig has an auto-off, shutting off the brewer after 2 hours. This is a comfort, knowing if I get busy and forget it will shut off and keep the house safer.
Since getting this Keurig I’ve gotten a little obsessed with the insane variety of K-Cups- over 200! I am loving that I can also brew teas, hot chocolate, apple cider, even iced beverages!! My kids especially love the hot chocolate and have joined me with their own cup of “coffee” (the hot chocolate) many mornings since.
And because the Keurig brews so fast, we can all enjoy our beverages together rather than having to wait for each cup of water to be heated in the microwave one at a time, making for one kid to be done with their hot chocolate before the last kid starts to drink theirs.
The only downside is that the K-Cups can run at a pretty hefty price, so I’ll have to settle down a bit on my purchases. BUT, this Keurig- the OfficePRO- also came with a 12 pack of assorted K-cups which included different brands and roasts of coffee and tea.
It’s been great because I’ve been able to sample different brands and roasts without purchasing an entire box from the store; now I know what I like and what I don’t and I’m not wasting my money finding out! I’ve discovered that I’m not a big fan of light roast coffee (it’s too weak, even for me), and the Van Houtte French Vanilla coffee is amazing!
Lastly, the Keurig OfficePRO is made with durable, high-quality construction, so I know it will last. This is a must as far as I’m concerned!
My husband still hasn’t jumped on the Keurig bandwagon, but that’s okay. He still gets his coffee hot, and now I do too! He can have his dark, extra bold coffee in his old, slow, boring coffee maker, and I can have my medium roast coffee in my new, fast, fun and fancy Keurig- and with the different cup size choices, I can brew a smaller size and leave room for a bit more water and creamer just like I like it! 🙂 Secretly, I’m hoping he doesn’t discover that he loves the Keurig, because if he does I may find it missing one morning and learn it’s turned up in his office at work!
If you’re looking for a fun gift idea for mom, think Keurig!! Staples carries a variety of Keurig Coffee Brewers for your choosing. Check them out now and find which Staples location near you carries your Keurig of choice!
Staples.com provided me with this Keurig OfficePRO Coffee Brewer for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. To see their full line of Keurig brewers and K-cups, visit Staples.