When the weather looks like this over the weekend I am looking to bake, cook and drinking coffee and hot cocoa to stay warm. Is this really April?
**I received these products free from @Influenster and Keurig in exchange for my honest review of the products. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
So, am I the last person in the world who does not have a Keurig or ever even owned one? To be honest I drink instant coffee only. I always think coffee in restaurants tastes burnt and yucky. But, I like my coffee first thing in the morning and was willing to try something new.
I received this large box from Influenster and started unpacking it. I had no idea what I would be getting when they asked if I would be willing to test a Keurig and let them know my honest thoughts about the product. If you know me at all I am honest in my opinions of products I try.
There were Celestial tea K-Cups, Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa, all kinds of coffee in different roasts from flavored to dark roast. My daughter was super excited about the hot cocoa and my son was very interested in the hazelnut flavored coffee. As I started reading the literature I liked that you can make a cup, mug or carafe depending on what you need. No wasted coffee and not having to make individual cups if you want an entire carafe.
I never have coffee when people come over to visit, other than instant which no one ever wants, because we just never drank anything else.
So, I put this all together and decided to have my daughter help me brew a carafe of Hazelnut Green Mountain Coffee for us to try with breakfast this morning.
My family loved the flavor and I loved that I could program the Keurig to be ready when we woke up in the morning. I can get it ready and have my mug or carafe of coffee ready to go when I hit the kitchen. The smell of hazelnut coffee filling the house this morning was great.
The Carafe has a tab on it that slides into the Keurig so there is no making a mistake in having the carafe in the right spot when the hot liquid is running. Something I am happy with because I don’t want hot coffee all over the counter if I forget to put the cup or carafe in the right spot.
You choose the size of the pod you put in and it gives you the size of the cup, mug or carafe needed for the pod. It was super simple to program and the instructions for set up were easy to follow. My daughter helped me set it up and when we were done she asked, “Is that it?” Yes!
So, the coffee was really good, had a fresh taste (not burnt) and we can’t wait to try all the flavors and different drinks to pick out all our favorites. The whole carafe was gone in a few minutes and both of my children think that they would like a bit of coffee once in a while.
The one thing we have not tried yet is the reusable pod to use your own products in. I was a bit disappointed when I discovered that the cups are not recyclable. We are a recycling family and I go out of my way to reduce the amount of garbage we produce. So, I will definitely be looking in to using the reusable pod more.
Would I buy one on my own? If I loved coffee and would use it several times a day I would definitely buy one. For entertaining it would be great and I love the variety of drinks that are available to please everyone. It is just not a “coffee maker.” My children loved that they could pick out their own drinks to try and are already researching what other beverages are available for our Keurig. Once the novelty wears off in a few weeks it will be interesting to see how often we use it.
If you own a Keurig do you use it every day? What are your favorite pods for it?