Over a year ago, I made a business trip to Washington DC. At the office there, I was first introduced to the coffee maker the entire staff referred simply to as "The Keurig". I'm going to keep this post short and sweet. After using this machine just twice, I knew I had to have one. This year, for my birthday, I received one and I can honestly say that I've become a full-blown coffee-snob where not even starbucks or peets (lower-casing intentional) can satisfy my coffee-based desires. Yes, it's that good.
Recently, Keurig has dropped the prices on the units - I saw a unit at BestBuy the other day going for $89 that used to sell for $249. For some of you, $89 is going to seem like a lot to spend on a coffee-maker. I say to those, it's worth every penny.
The secret to Keurig's success in consistently delivering an excellent cup of coffee is that they brew only brew that cup of coffee. You drink that cup and, if you desire another, you simply punch in the request and fresh cup is immediately brewed for you.
Keurig's are fueled by K-cups -- individual servings of coffees, teas, and chocolates. Google the term k-cup and you'll be presented with pages of sales sites. K-Cups come from a variety of established coffee makers, in a plethora of flavors in both caffeinated and decaffeinated varieties.
That's all I pretty much wanted to say - those that have a Keurig know of what I speak. Those that buy one, will forever have their expectations of what a good cup of coffee is supposed to taste like.