I haven’t always been a fan of coffee. In fact, I hated coffee the first 33 years of my life. Last year, I finally broke down and tried coffee. The process wasn’t fun, but I did learn something. I cannot drink cheap coffee. Period. I went from not drinking any coffee to drinking several cups a day. However, my coffee habit started to get real expensive.. $2.00 a coffee adds up really fast.
When Keurig asked if I would like to review the Keurig B70 Gourmet Single-Cup Home Brewing System, I wasn’t sure I was going to like it. I was stuck on drinking Starbucks and I wasn’t sure any other coffee was going to do it! So Keurig sent me a brewer and off I went. I have been using it for six weeks and I honestly don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner! In addition, I found that I like Green Mountain and Gloria Jeans coffee just as much or even more.
If you are unfamiliar with the Keurig, the concept is fairly simple. A single cup of coffee brewed rapidly, with no mess, no fuss. You simply select the cup size, pop in a Kcup and hit brew.
The best thing about the Keurig is the conveince. Hands down the most convenient way to make a cup of coffee. Another plus is if you are the only coffee drinker in your house, making a whole pot is a waste. We had friends over for a football game and we all wanted different drinks – coffee, decaf coffee, tea and hot chocolate. It was easy to do with the Keurig. I have used the Keurig for hot water for the cup of soups too.
The downside to a Keurig is they K-cups can be a little expensive. However, I have found numerous deals to on the Kcups. Most recently Amazon was offering them for $.35 a cup- sure beats the $2.00 price. Also, there is a special filter, the K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter Basket you can use to use your own coffee. It works fine, just really takes away the convenience factor of the process.
If I had to pick one thing I didn’t like about the Keurig it would be that it is not a little taller for my travel mugs, but I do have a big mug.
I look at the Keurig as one of my simple pleasures. I save a ton of money so that spending a little extra on coffee doesn’t break the bank. For me, thats why I am careful and save, to enjoy and be able to afford simple pleasures.
I loved this Keurig so much, that I am providing a Keurig B30 Mini Brewersfor a giveaway. This giveaway is not sponsored by Keurig …this is at my own expense.
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