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So, are you a Coffee/Tea Drinker? Iced, hot, anyway you can get it?

August 3, 2011

If so, read on.

Note: This post is something of an intermission…a break from the mind numbing, over-thinking I usually do here…I know you’re all heaving a sigh of relief!

While I’ve discussed my coffee addiction in the past it mostly has been about how I’m always spilling it! This is about how I am enjoying it when I’m not spilling it!

Several months ago I was invited by Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the company behind Keurig, “an innovative single-serve brewing system, and a family of coffee, tea, and beverage brands in K-Cup portion packs for use in Keurig brewers” to be an “ambassador” for them.

At first I was going to decline their offer which included a Keurig coffee maker and regular shipments of coffee for one year in exchange for writing four blogs about my experience. Don’t get me wrong, I am definitely a coffee drinker, and lover, but the thought of one more machine on my counter and the extra money that would be required to keep up with the sure-to-be-expensive little K-cup portion packs after the free samples were gone, was not an appealing one. I asked myself, do I really need to this? Furthermore, I am committed to writing the truth and nothing but the truth (at least from my limited perspective) here and this blog will never be about pushing products even if I’m writing it from a cardboard box in homeless-ville.  My twenty something sons pushed hard for me to go ahead ~ it’s free Mom! what do you have to lose?? Counter space!

Well, I succumbed, as I often do to child pressure. And I’m here to tell you that I have not only been pleasantly surprised but I have become a huge fan of this brewing system and their coffee. Not only do I love it, but I have to beat back everyone in the house, including guests, to get a get a cup for myself once in a while. Sounds like an exaggeration, but trust me it’s not! I’ve decided to leave a little bowl by the machine now for donations to keep up with our habit. I’ll tell you why I like it.

First, it’s the best thing in the world to have a really hot, really fresh, really good cup of coffee any time I want it and to be able to choose the exact flavor, roast and variety I feel like drinking at that precise moment. I don’t have to see what everyone else wants when I make a pot, I don’t have to drink coffee that’s been sitting on the brewer for 30 minutes and I don’t have to clean the pot! All I have to do is pop in a K-cup portion pack and push the button and I’m good to go.

In addition, you can brew a whole lot more than coffee. You can make regular tea, herbal tea, hot cocoa, sweetened ice tea, iced coffee and I’m sure I’ve left something out. I’ve figured out that it’s about 50 cents a cup, so when I drive past Starbucks because I prefer to make my own at home I’m really happy that I get to save $4.00 too. I also think that in the long run it may not be any more expensive than any other comparable coffee system because there is never any waste. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve thrown out at least one cup of coffee because it was old, cold or left over. I also doubled checked with Green Mountain Coffee about the environmental aspects of the process and I was satisfied. (If you want to know what they are just ask me.)

Green Mountain Coffee is also really good coffee. I had never had it before. You can follow them on Facebook. The company offers a variety of other brands too and they send me samples of those every now and then. Right now I’m trying out Tulley’s. They’re on Facebook too.  I like it, especially the Italian Roast.

Click on the badge below to visit the Keurig website.

The bottom line is, if the things I like about it are something you would like, it’s worth the investment. The system comes in a variety of sizes, from the individual to the corporate and the coffee can be purchased locally or online.

In appreciate of your indulgence I have a COUPON for FREE SHIPPING for you and one for $1.00 off coffee. If you let me know, I will put you on a list to receive any additional offers as I receive them.

Keurig® K-Cup® Ambassador

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 3, 2011 11:16 am

    I love my new Keurig, a birthday present from my daughter & son-in-law for #65 for all the reasons you listed! I feel like I have arrived- a sweet luxury that actually is cost-saving given all the cold coffee pots I have emptied. 🙂

  2. Dolly permalink
    August 20, 2011 10:16 am

    Hello, just discovered your blog today, how refreshing I am 75 years old so I hope I still could fit in with you youngins. 2 years ago all the kids pitched in and got me a Keurig for Christmas. The best gift ever. Like Kathleen it is a sweet luxury. Åfter one year of use It started acting up. I called Keurig’s customer service and explained the problem hoping they could help. After answering their questions for about five minutes, I was shocked when they told me I would be getting a BRAND NEW coffee pot at no charge. I was almost speechless knowing how expensive these coffee pots cost. I am on a very small buget (social security). I buy my k-cups at Bed Bath and Beyond and enjoy their wide variety of coffee.

    • August 20, 2011 12:33 pm

      There’s no such thing as being too old for conversation and good coffee! I have many readers who are in their 70’s and Dolly, I’m thrilled you found us. I look forward to getting to know you better. I have found the internet to be a wonderful place to connect with like minded people and I am always happy when someone finds a home here on Aging Abundantly. We have so much to offer each other in experience, wisdom and companionship.

      Keurig is an excellent company and I have found that they have surpassed my expectations in quality and customer service. It so good to hear of situations like yours in a day and age when too many manufacturers don’t value longevity or customer service. I have found that the best price for k-cups is at Costco but they don’t have the variety that other places have. I will have to check out Bed Bath & Beyond. You can also purchase them directly on line from Green Mountain Coffee and they offer periodic discounts.

      I let you know if I get any k-cup discounts to share!

  3. nirvanibliss permalink
    May 31, 2012 5:01 pm

    I am a 43 year old soon to be empty nester and grandmother to two darling granddaughters, and when I found your blog I was absolutely thrilled to have found a place where I actually fit in:) I love love love my Keurig and the beautiful thing about entering mid-life is I can actually afford to have it 😉

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