Is The Keurig Still Hot This Christmas?
To receive a Keurig coffee maker as a gift means someone really loves you or does it?
You’ve seen the Keurig Single-Cup Home Brewing System at department stores and you might have even received coupons for the K-cups. Last Christmas season’s hottest item, Keurig coffee makers went off the shelves like hot cakes.
The concept seems pretty straight forward… an individual sized serving of coffee based on your own personal preferences for flavor. With so many varieties and flavors of coffee it might even seem a little overwhelming to the average coffee consumer to figure out where to start when purchasing the little K-cups, much less the machine itself. Let’s look into this a little further and also scroll down for an amazingly easy Candy Cane Latte recipe…
The concept, no matter how novel the idea, is really a brilliant marketing strategy in disguise.
Like the old laser jet printers they used to sell for next to nothing only to turn around and charge an arm and a leg for the cartridges, the Keurig Home Brewing System falls right in line.
Imagine shelling out $40 for a 60 count variety K-cup pack. Then you’ll need the holder, called a K-cup carousel tower, because you can’t just throw these in a drawer and expect you’re guests, or yourself for that matter, to sort through them every time you’re in the mood for a hot drink.
Now that I have the downside to this contraption out of the way, why do I still stop in the department stores and linger over this thing? What inner turmoil is going on inside my head that I can’t let this crazy coffee maker go?
I’ve gone so far as to imagine a spot for it next to my toaster and bellying up to it every morning, like my kitchen had become my own in-house coffee shop. Imagine turning the carousel with so many flavors to choose from you completely forget that it was a simple beverage that brought you into the kitchen in the first place!
Once again I’ve gotten nowhere in my decision making process and I find myself back at the age old dilemma:
To Keurig or Not to Keurig?
Will we be so lucky, or unlucky, to get a Keurig Single Cup Home Brewing System as a Christmas present this year? Check back after the Holidays and find out.
Sweet Holiday Treat – Candy Cane Latte Recipe
- 1 coffee K-cup pod, brewed at 6 oz. setting
- 4 oz. Milk
- 1 crushed Candy Cane
- Whipped Cream (optional)
Place the candy cane pieces in the bottom of a 14 oz. coffee cup, reserve a few pieces. Brew the coffee directly into the cup using your Keurig, if you have one. Stir to dissolve the candy cane completely.
Froth the milk using a hand held or electric milk frother and add to the cup, top with whipped cream if you like. Finish your latte by adding the remaining candy cane pieces. Enjoy!
Do you own a Keurig coffee maker? Would you recommend it or would you steer people clear? Please share your thoughts with us.
Keurig Update: We did not receive a Keurig Single Cup Home Brewing System for Christmas and never purchased one ourselves. We are glad that we didn’t jumped on the Keurig band wagon since the machine would probably be packed away in the closet by now, never seeing the light of day.
The whole notion of having a freshly brewed cup of flavored coffee any time you desire one still sounds very tempting to me, but Silke doesn’t even like flavored coffee and the whole set up is just too expensive for our taste and budget.