My husband gave me a gift card to Target for my birthday, so rather than waiting for the $50 Target gift card I won from the Dr. Oz giveaway to arrive (I got it today by the way - awesome), I gave in and bought the Keurig Special Edition Brewing System (the B60) that I've coveted for a long, long time.
I've had it for two whole days now and thus far, I absolutely adore it. A friend of mine asked me, when I was debating buying it, if I always order the same thing at restaurants. I do - and I saw her point - but I also like to order different things at Starbucks or Java Monkey or Dancing Goats. I love flavored coffees and special drinks. I get really excited when limited holiday drinks appear. I like flavored syrups and flavored creamers. And the appeal of the Keurig machine is that I can make all sorts of different drinks quickly and easily.
The Keurig came with a selection of coffees and teas, and then a good friend of mine (who was partially the inspiration for this purchase, as she has a Platinum Edition and a TON of K-cups) gave me a giant bag of different flavors. Thus far, I've tried a bunch - some hot cocoas (dark chocolate, white), a decaf, a lighter-roast K-cup of coffee. (I also used it to make instant hot water for some Teavana Tiramisu Treviso tea.) The one that stands out is the chocolate-glazed donut coffee K-cup. My dad didn't like it (he has a machine in his office), but I looooved it. It smelled and tasted all chocolatey and strong. It wasn't like a mocha, it really was like drinking a donut. And it didn't make me all hyper, which is a small problem I may have when I drink coffee. It's a shame I love coffee so much...but anyway yeah, winner here.
So now I'm poking around all over the Internet trying to decide what and where I'll buy next. I have the $50 Target gift card, I have a $20 gift card to the store that begins with a W (I got it for helping a PhD candidate but I really do not shop at that store), and I have a B2G2 coupon from Keurig.com that I got for registering the brewer on the site. I'd prefer to spend 50 cents or less per cup and go for more variety rather than larger boxes of just one flavor. Oh and I'm dying to try the iced coffees and teas for sure. Suggestions are welcome. Free samples and review K-cups are also welcome. Ahem. No, really. I'll disclose! I'll send you traffic and links! I'll review honestly! Um, yeah.