Zjabs owns a Keurig coffee maker (of course- and I have an adapter so I can brew up a fifty-five gallon drum of coffee. A couple of those gets me going in the morning).
If you have never used one, try it. You'll fall in love. The coffee isn't the best BUT it isn't bad and it's great in a pinch as it brews so quickly.
You can make apple cider, tea, cocoa and coffee. You can make Latte and more. As I write this I'm drinking a cup of Indian Spiced Tea Latte.
The downside is the cost- the pods are roughly 50 cents each (and up to 90 cents each for the Chai Latte). Granted this is a lot less than Tim Horton's but still more than conventional coffee makers (though you have a lot less waste as the coffee is always brewed fresh, one cup at a time).
However, at work, I found a client who beat the cost- she had an adapter that allowed her to use regular coffee (not sure if she was refilling the empty pod or if she had an adapter actually), but she showed me that she used Wegman's coffee to brew it (which would save her some money).
Remember, accept no substitute coffee columns- trust the state worker to bring you the breaking news on the java front.
I'm exhausted, time for a cup of joe.
-Zjabs (Rochester's Official Columnist)
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