Has Coffee Evolved Over The Past Few Years?

I think about the way coffee is portrayed in the media, with the majority of TV characters holding a takeout coffee cup (probably empty, since they don’t want to risk someone getting scalded or stained) or a mug that they keep at work (if their office has a brewer). It is rare that you see anyone actually making their own coffee, and even more rare seeing someone brewing a K-cup on camera.

They make coffee seem like the life-giving elixir that it really is to most of us, but they make it appear like everyone has $20 to blow on coffee each day (from vending machines to the local coffee cart, most TV characters are buying their coffee). The reality is that people shop for the bargain coffee in the store and brew a pot (or individual cups if they don’t drink the whole pot) and do not let it go to waste. A quarter used to buy a cup of coffee in the good old days, but even if you buy store brand K-cups, you are paying at least $.33 per cup. I bought a cool device to help me save money on my habit – it lets me fill my own reusable K-cups and enjoy some of the best coffees (that I buy when they are on sale or I have coupons) whenever I want. For it to work best you need the Perfect Pod EZ-Cup, the filter cups and the optional EZ-Scoop (I use all three for my Keurig 1.0 with great results – as long as I don’t overfill my K-cup).

They make a set for the 2.0 brewers, but I have not tried those yet, as I haven’t needed to upgrade to a new brewer yet. Both of my 1.0 brewers have worked great for years.

I recommend you try them out and see how much your coffee loving will evolve when you can choose the brands of coffee you want (and save money when they are on sale) when you want, without the hassle of going out to the local coffee cart (which is tough if your town doesn’t have one or you live in the country).

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Coffee And The Great Outdoors

I love my two cups of coffee in the morning. The first one clears the cobwebs and allows me to take my morning meds. The second cup goes down nicely with whatever I am eating for breakfast.

But I have been spoiled since I have owned a Keurig brewer.

I have the perfect cup of coffee every time I brew one. I get to taste new blends and add to my favorites collection. It is one of the reasons I created this website. I want to be able to celebrate coffee the way it was meant to be had.

But Keurig brewers are notoriously not portable.

I was tempted to bring mine with me to Quebec when I went in June, but the fear of getting it dirty and (shudder) breaking it kept me from following through. I ended up cutting my vacation short because of lack of coffee perfection.

This made me worry about my sanity.

Am I losing it because I have become a coffee snob?

Yesterday, however, I came across something that made me rethink the above…
CoffeeBoxx Kcup Brewer

http://littlecoffeecups.com/coffeeboxx

I took one look at this thing of beauty, and was instantly (not coffee related instantly) drawn to it. The rugged look of it was mesmerizing. When I saw it, it was like a cube, nothing was open. But as I played with it, I saw that it was sealed very well, so that it could be taken camping or to a jobsite – heck, even the beach! Anywhere you can plug this in, you can make killer cups of coffee.

Oxx-CoffeeBoxx

 

Ok, I was still a little skeptical. Really? Take it anywhere? I have been to construction sites where the dust was so thick, you had to wait until someone moved before you knew they weren’t a sculpture.

I opened up the reservoir section and my mind was blown (small explosion):

CoffeeBoxx Water Reservoir

This water reservoir is sealed! No dust is getting inside this baby!

Imagine my excitement! The reservoir comes out and is actually like a canteen, with a screw on cap to keep the water in and the dust out.

So this baby is now changing my vacation paradigm. I used to worry about going too far from my coffee maker, but now, with my power inverter built into my Jeep, I can plug in and brew a cup wherever I may travel.

If you don’t have an inverter in your car, I suggest one of these:

And here are a few coffee brews you should order with your CoffeeBoxx:



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Wake Up With The Magic Morning Mug

Magic Morning Mug

Magic Morning Mug Hot/Cold
Heat Sensitive Color-changing Mug
– set of 2

  • when cold = mug shows a sleeping face
  • when hot = mug wakes up!
  • Holds 12-ounces
  • comes with attractive gift box
  • For coffee,tea and hot chocolate
  • Two pack, share with your family.

 

Start the day with the Morning Mug.This is the cutest thing ever! Great gift for anyone. hot liquid,such as coffee ,tea are pored into the mug the the mug ‘s appearance quickly changes,within a minute,the black cup completely turns white.the face will have awoken to greet you.what a magical cup.you can give it as gift to your children and your family and friends,they must love it.
NOTE
1. Don’t expose under the sunshine for long time
2. Don’t scrape on the printing with sharp tools
3. Wash with hand, not suitable for dishwasher machine.
4. Water temperature should be over 70°C/158°F for color change.
5. Be careful with hot water! Don’t scald yourself!

Get yours today:

http://amzn.to/1NiaUJf

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Top 10 Keurig Brewers

When choosing a brewer, it is important to know where you will be using it before choosing a model. If you are using it in your home office and you are the only one making coffee, the individual brewers like the K10 are probably the way to go. But if you are in an office with 10 or more java guzzling employees, you may be in the market for one of the commercial brewers like the K155 or B155. I also recommend the Keurig B150 or K150 Direct Water Line Plumb Kit to let you run a direct line to your Keurig (translates to “no more refilling the machine every third cup”).

With that said, you can look over these top 10 rated brewers in order of sales rank. The top listing is the biggest seller, while the bottom one sells less. 

Large offices that do not want to have to order a separate hookup for the direct line should check out the Keurig K150P Commercial Brewing System Pre-assembled for Direct-water-line Plumbing!

 

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Bunn A10 Pour-O-Matic Coffee Brewer

Bunn A10 Pour-O-Matic Coffee Brewer

  • Quickly brews two to eight 6-ounce cups per batch
  • Attractive, space-saving to fit any counter.
  • Keep-warm function; preheats water for tea or other beverages
  • Includes 2 packages of filters, deliming spring, and instruction manual
  • Product Built to North American Electrical Standards

“Versatile” and “sturdy” aptly describe this well-designed appliance. Once the tank is filled and preheated to brewing temperature (in about 15 minutes), the Pour-Omatic immediately begins brewing coffee whenever more water (2-cup minimum) is added. So you’re never more than three minutes away from a fresh cup of coffee. Holds brewed coffee indefinitely at the perfect temperature for drinking, or you can use the preheated water for tea or other beverages. The brewing funnel fits easily into positioning slots that suspend it securely over the 6-cup glass decanter, as does the hot-water funnel. Also included are two large packages of Bunn drip filters, a spring for deliming the drip mechanism, and a clearly written, illustrated instruction booklet to help you get the best performance from this appliance. –Toni Reineke

Have you purchased one of these? Leave us a comment below!

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