Right after Thanksgiving our coffeemaker started it's final death throes.
My folks have a Keurig coffeemaker, you know the one that uses the non-recyclable and unjustifiably expensive K-cups?
I couldn't fly with adding to the planet's garbage (we recycle like fiends) but holy crap the coffee made in a Keurig was fan-effing-tastic! So I had a problem.
Internet to the rescue--I did a little research, surfed a few consumer sites and discovered that you can use your OWN coffee with a reusable filter, which appealed to my miserly ways and my green leanings. Plus our warehouse store had it on sale.
Houston, we have liftoff!
Behold, my reason for being.