I’m that obnoxious human who loves mornings. Up before the sun? No problem! Brunch- my favorite! Breakfast, is there really anything better? -To truly grasp the horror, read that last sentence in a high pitch voice while doing jumping jacks, that’s basically breakfast with me. So you can imagine why I am all up in arms about the Keurig. It represents everything I hate (laziness, mediocrity, ect.) while also ruining my favorite beverage.
Until recently I thought Starbucks was the worst thing to happen to coffee. I was wrong. The moldy, nasty, luke warm excuse for coffee that the Keurig produces takes the cake. If my overreaction to a bad cup of joe is any indication, I LOVE COFFEE…. and not just because I need it to be a functioning member of society, or that I’m obviously addicted to caffeine, I love it for the taste, the process, and the ritual.
10 reasons to ditch your Keurig!
- Taste- Be honest with yourself, it’s not very good.
- Wasteful- You throw away one of those little plastic containers every time you make ONE CUP of coffee.
- Aesthetics- They’re ugly as sin.
- Unhealthy- Bacteria and mold Click Here
- Lazy- There really is nothing as gratifying as doing things for yourself.
- No Variety- Sure they have several coffee choices, but you aren’t going to find that amazing fresh gutamlen blend from the farmers market in Keurig form.
- Expensive: A new Keurig costs $120 and $15 for 24 cups of Folgers. – let me put that into perspective- my friend lives with three people, buys the big Folgers for 7$ and it lasts them a month.
- Unpractical- If you want to make coffee for more than one person.
- Not space effective – make room on the counter, and find another plug!
- No power, no coffee – With a gas range and a French press – no worries.
So now that I’ve convinced you that your Keurig is trying to ruin your life, here’s a cheap, aesthetically pleasing, delicious alternative: Get a French press!
Why? Glad you asked!
Taste – Makes a rich, robust cup of coffee.
No waste- Grounds can be used to enrich gardens and flower beds.
Variety – Options are endless.
Highly Aesthetic- Beautiful European design.
Food safe – Easy to clean.
Ritual – Engaging and aromatic start to your day.
Low cost – Available everywhere and affordable. $12-20.
Practical – Makes as much or as little as you need.
Compact – Nests nicely with your coffee mugs.
There when you need it – If you can boil water you can have a rich and delicious hot cup of coffee.