Sunday, January 8, 2012

Do Keurigs Have Souls?

No, I'm not talking about Freddy Krueger, who we all know has no soul.
Too scared to post pic of Freddy Krueger
I'm actually referring to the coffee maker. You know, the one that everyone and their mom has. Even my mom has one and is obsessed.

I'm not usually a coffee drinker. In fact, I recently went two years without caffeine. But I do love me some tea. And I love the process of putting water in the kettle, waiting for it to whistle, and grabbing my oversized mug. But sometimes, I'm in a hurry. I want to throw my teabag in a thermos mug, have instant hot water, and run to work.

Work is actually where I used a Keurig for the first time. And I really thought it was just for coffee, so I avoided it like the plague. Then a coworker brought in some tea and apple cider K-Cups, and my mind was blown. My favorite spiced tea had a K-Cup? And tasted just as delicious?

But then I think about how a box of tea K-Cups are about $15. And a box of teabags with the same exact tea is about $3, $4 at most. Sure, I don't get to hear the machine at work make the cool brewing sound, and I don't get to push down the lever and pretend like I work in an industrial plant, but I get the same, hot tea satisfaction.

So what's your take on the whole Keurig/K-Cup phenomenon? Are you a die-hard, or do you like your coffee or tea the old-fasioned way?

Also, shout-out to Patience & Perfection who just wrote me on twitter and asked me what the heck a Krueger Coffee Maker was. Because I have a fever and wrote that Kreuger instead of Keurig in the entire blog post. Round one - fever!

*Freddy Krueger did not enter my dreams and plant this blog post in my head. Kuerig has not endorsed this in any way. I do not own a Kuerig, although if they wanted to send one to me I would probably glad me take it. 


  1. i was totally anti-keurig, until i realized you can get a little filter thing and use your own coffee!! so now i get the hype...but since we got a fancy new coffeemaker for a wedding gift 2 years ago, it may be awhile before we jump on the k-train!

  2. We just got both sets of my Grandparents that coffee maker for Christmas...they love it! My roommate has one and its just perfect for an easy cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa! I just happened upon your blog today and it is too cute, I LOVE the bees :) I hope you have a wonderful day and Happy Monday!!
    Twirling Clare

  3. DSH - Had no clue that was an option - I'm going to look into that!

    Clare - Welcome aboard!The Keurig is so fast and easy. Makes it hard to rationalize the time it actually makes to make regular coffee or tea. Going to check out your blog today, thanks for following!