I have a Keurig brewer, which was a gift two (three?) years ago from my mom. It is, in fact, the only coffee maker I've ever loved. It's just so EASY. And it makes switching from one variety of coffee to another - or even to tea or hot chocolate or chai - as simple as getting a sampler pack or a 12- or 18-count box at the local grocery. On a weekend, I may have three different kinds of coffee in a day. Or tea. Or hot chocolate. It's great!
|These aren't the K-cups you're looking for.|
|They're like merit badges!|
Not that the long-rooted tea obsession has gone away either! In teabag form, I have three different kinds and in loose-leaf form another four. And as long as we're on the topic of pre-packaged hot drinks, I'll admit that I also recently got a box of Trader Joe's instant coffee (pre-sugared, pre-creamered) just to try it. At 10 cents per serving, I'm not risking much.
|And it doesn't suck, believe it or not.|
LESS choice is a discipline and is probably a good one. For instance - let's look at the lines formed at two different establishments for getting your morning cuppa on the way to work. On the one hand, you have Starbucks - highly glossy, awful coffee, very expensive - I have to wonder why people ever go there. Ah, but they have CHOICE. So they flock to the counter, debate for a while, give their complicated "coffee" orders, which take the baristas five minutes to make, and the whole trip takes 10 or 15 minutes.
|If you get tennis neck from reading the menu, it's too big.|
|Order some breakfast in your head. See how easy that was?|