It all started on a beautiful March day in Milton. My friend, Marty, showed me her new coffee maker, a gift from her mother. It was one of those fancy shmancy Keurig deals. I felt like I was in a Skypad apartment.
I knew right away that I had to have one of those amazing futuristic machines of my own.
So, when I got home I started looking into getting one and realized that they are really expensive little gadgets. This was disappointing and I thought about making pouty face at Ryan until he just went and got me one but then thought better of it because pouty face should be reserved for only the most dire of circumstances, like, my laptop broke and I need a new one. Or, I’m really craving a Little Debbie snack cake right now but we don’t have any. And since I just used pouty face to get a new laptop a few months before, I knew that wouldn’t work again so quickly. Plus, I know better than to abuse such a useful tool. I figured I’d have to start saving if I wanted this new coffee maker.
It took me 3 months and a bunch of reviews and Craigslist sales but I finally had collected enough money to get exactly what I wanted. I took myself and five of my kids to Bed Bath & Beyond on Tuesday and made the purchase.
(insert beams of light shining down and angels singing)
The greatest coffee invention on earth to date:
It’s the Cuisinart SS-700 Keurig Brewer and it is amazing and don’t even think of disagreeing with me because I will defend it to the death. Well, so long as it keeps making me nice steaming cups of perfect strength coffee in under a minute.
We keep a family of 10 and everybody likes a different morning beverage. Ryan likes a bold, heavy coffee that has more of a tar-like consistency and tastes like used motor oil, while I like a coffee that tastes good, actually resembles a liquid, and doesn’t taste like used motor oil. Kait likes tea. Joe like decaf vanilla. Gabe likes decaf Hazelnut. Matthew is into hot apple cider. And the little boys are quite fond of hot cocoa.
With this coffee maker we can each have our own beverage without having to get out a gazillion different pots and pans and coffee makers and boiling water and dishes and pouring and spilling and burning. It’s all done in one tidy little machine.
You’d maybe think that it’s going to cost us a ton of money just to use the machine but being the frugal girl I am I’ve already figured out how to use the same k-cups over and over again using our own grounds and making them in advance as to hold true to the convenience factor of the machine.
This thing has significantly increased my quality of life. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating. But yes.