Wednesday, November 2, 2011

K is for Coffee



Well, Josh and I finally decided to take our morning coffee to the next level. We've been wanting to buy a Keurig coffee maker for a long time. We always talked ourselves out of it because of the money. At this point we honestly feel the money will be worth it. Josh and I both usually just drink one cup a day so it is perfect for us. Plus on nights when Josh studies he likes to have coffee to help him stay awake. We've been getting lazy and getting Starbucks and that clearly is costing us a lot more than we should be spending. We decided to get ourselves an early Christmas present.



We are very excited about it. I'm sure most all of you already have one so tell me about your favorite K cups. Also have any of you ever bought the iced coffee K cups? I've been all about iced coffee lately so I'd love to try it out if y'all recommend it.

12 comments:

Danielle said...

We love the Dunkin Donuts K-Cups! I haven't tried the actual iced coffee k-cups but I make iced coffee everyday with the normal cups, I just fill my tumbler with ice and use the medium size cup of coffee and it seems to work perfectly. I usually let the coffee cool for about five to ten minutes and then pour it over the ice. Hope this helps!

Leslie said...

My husband loves our K-cups!!! He likes the Green-Mountain brand as well the Dunkin Donuts. Also, to keep costs down, we re-use the K-cups and fill them with regular bagged coffee of our choice and "re-seal" with foil. It works great for us. If you do make iced coffee, I recommend making coffee ice cubes to put the coffee over. It keeps it from getting watered down. I don't recommend buying the filter that comes extra for the coffee maker-it doesn't work that well.

By the way, hot chocolate is also delicious :)

Crystal Renee said...

This are my FAV! I want one now that we use one at work!!! I like the Green Mountain Caramel Vanilla Cream! YUMM!!

jodibrewer said...

I LOVE our Keurig! Such a good investment. I use a Solofill reusable filter a lot with my own coffee (Cafe Bustelo Espresso). My favorite K-Cups by far are Green Mountain. If you order through their websites, they have some great deals and rewards. I like the Dark Magic because I like STRONG coffee and it's the best bold roast I've found. And trust me, I've tried about every one available. I do not like the iced coffee K-Cups at all. I'd do what Danielle recommended on that front. You'll enjoy it so much!

Carol said...

We have been loving our Keurig for 2 years. We like Doughnut Shop and Folgers. We buy the big box of Folgers at Sam's. Also, we enjoy the hot chocolate K-cups.
Enjoy!

Smiles,
Carol

Heather said...

I was going to comment that I used my own coffee in ours ... the little basket is incredibly handy and it is WAY cheaper that way than a traditional coffee maker - and I was going to tell you to use a good espresso grind like cafe bustelo for best results... but someone beat me to it. You can also use it for hot water for making instant oatmeal or hot chocolate or tea...

Love from Texas said...

LOVE our Keurig. James was thinking it was impractical at first, but now it makes so much sense for us. He likes his coffee super early and I like mine around 9. And we only drink 1 cup each...

My favorite coffee K-cup is Dounut House (not Donut Shop) - you can buy it in bulk at Costco for $30. Green Mountain is a little strong for me... Then I LOVE the Apple Cider cups. That's my treat during nap time :) I get those at Target.

Sheila said...

I have had a Keurig for three years now and love it. I buy k-cups at costco or 11thstreetcoffee.com. I've found 11thstreetcoffee to have the best prices along with the best selection. They sell boxes of 24 cups. If you buy 60.00 or more they ship fed ex for free. I personally like the brand coffee people for their bold or strong coffees. I also use the filter that came with my machine to brew my own coffee and have had no problems with it. I do recommend that you de-scale the machine regularly. Enjoy your Keurig!!

Kodi said...

I've been wanting a Keurig! Maybe that's a good idea to give my mom for Christmas! :)

Alex and Jill said...

Caramel Vanilla Cream is my all-time favorite. :)

All About the Armes' said...

We love our Keurig! Our favorites are the Green Mountain brand Pumpkin Spice & the Nantuket Blend, also made by Green Mountain.

Becca said...

Our office just got a Keurig and I must admit, I'm surprised by how much I like it! After reading all of the flavors everyone else enjoys, I think my cube-mate and I need to make a trip to the store.

BTW - I just received my Erin Condren planner in the mail... I LOVE IT! Thank you so much for introducing me to this Hillary!