The husband’s “big” gift this year came early. I KNEW he had bought me a panini press and I totally was in the mood for paninis the other night so I sweet talked him into an early gift exchange. I surprised him with a Keurig single cup coffee maker.
We love our coffee, and unfortunately, we love our Starbucks as well. The problem with Starbucks is that every day we are dropping $4.78 on a latte. I sweat Starbucks contains some type of heroin or something that keeps us coming back.
All that said, I was excited to get the Keurig coffee maker and see if we could save some money by drinking coffee at home instead of going to Starbucks.
How to Use Keurig
The Keurig coffee maker uses K-Cups instead of regular coffee. There is no filter to install. You just make sure that your Keurig’s water tank is full. You place a K-Cup in the coffee machine. Close the lid and press start. Make sure that you have a coffee cup on the machine. I sadly can’t tell you how many times I’ve forgotten this important step.
Cost of K-Cups
K-cups cost around 50 cents a cup. That is MUCH cheaper than my Starbucks latte which rings in at $4.78 a cup.
But what about the taste?
For about 50 cents a cup, my hubs made me a seriously bad a$$ latte. It took less than a minute, tasted delicious and did I mention how cheap it was? I’m in love. And it makes hot chocolate. So, what if – maybe I selfishly wanted this gizmo as well. Pregnant mom wants coffee, leave me alone.
The other great thing? No more nasty, gross coffee pot sitting there waiting to be cleaned. That alone is worth it.
Digital Mom says YES!
Update: For years we used the Keurig. Now that our kids are older and we have 4 coffee drinkers in our home, the Keurig is not an affordable option. Read our review of the Ninja Coffee Maker.
Have you tried out the Keurig Coffee Maker? What are your thoughts?
Mom to 4 kids, Molly aka Digital Mom is the blogger-in-chief here at digitalmomblog.com. Talking technology and mom life, Molly shares the realities of parents digital kids.