a little something extra

a little something extra

Monday, January 17, 2011

raison d'etre

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.




Fin said...


Raymond and Busby said...


Old Kitty said...

Yay for a little effort researching a greener, eco-friendlier way to have one of life's little essentials (COFFEE!!!)!!! Good for you!!! The manufacturers should take note!!! Take care

TK and Squashies said...

Interesting. I never got one of those for the same un-green reason! Now I may have to look again!
Enjoy the beans!

ABBY said...

Mom gave Dad the Keurig for Christmas this year and she is the one using it!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Thanks for doing the research!! That machine suddenly looks neat again ;) Cool!!

Pierro said...

so how did you make the coffee without the dopey plastic non recyclable cups? Did you buy that special cup thing and a zillion tiny filters?

We still do the drip thing here. It's okaaaay
I will probably forget to check back (busybusy)
so if you have a minute email me and lemme know how you make the koffee w/o the cuppies.

bonks and love

Natalie said...

Oooh, nice! We have that model at work, but we unfortunately use the unjustifiably expensive and non-recyclable k-cups. At home I have a French press, mostly because Geoff is a total coffee snob.