Thursday, February 25, 2010

I need caffeine before I can work my coffee maker

I drink a lot of coffee & tea.  I really like them both equally, although sometimes I’m in a mood for one over the other.  I love all the various flavors of tea, and have become a huge fan of loose leaf tea as well.  I just can’t give up my coffee though, as I really do enjoy the flavor.   My hubby would tell you that I “ruin” the flavor since I add milk and agave nectar (a natural sweetener), but I love it!

Needless to say, I absolutely love my Keurig coffee maker!  I was spoiled by my husband a couple years ago when he surprised me with it.  It’s so nice to be able to make tea or coffee just one cup at a time.  It’s also great when we have company over because it’s easy to make decaf for some, and regular for others.  You can get different flavors of tea, various flavors/strengths of coffee, and even hot chocolate! Lots of choices for everyone.

In order to save money, and not blow our budget on K-cups, we supplement with the “My K-cup” filter, which allows you to use your own ground coffee. (Extra tip: You can get good deals on the K-cups by using a 20% off coupon at Bed, Bath & Beyond)

We also use the Keurig for hot water, by simply running it without a K-cup in it at all.


So, this morning, I put a tea bag in my cup, and ran some hot water through the machine to make some lovely raspberry tea

Unfortunately, I forgot to check to make sure the K-cup holder was empty. 

It wasn’t.  I had left the “my K-cup” in there from last night when I made a cup of decaf coffee.

As I took a sip of my tea, I noticed this odd flavor that I couldn’t quite put my finger on at first.  Suddenly I realized it was coffee flavor, mixed with raspberry tea!

Not tasty!


I had to start over.  Some mornings I really think I need my cup of coffee before I operate any appliances :)


So, which do you prefer? Coffee or tea?  What flavors?


Laura said...

I really like coffee, as long as there is something yummy in it, like vanilla flavored cream, or sweetened condensed milk. YUM! I don't keep my coffee pot out though, so it is way easier to just make a cup of green tea, so that is what I do if I make anything at all. If I want something warm, but don't need the caffine, I usually just make a cup of hot cocoa. I am trying to switch to herbal teas though, as they don't have the calories hot cocoa does.

The Morgan Family said...

We just bought a Kierig about a month ago, but still trying various flavors. I seem to like the Butter Toffee best so far! And the hot cocoa is awesome, in my opinion!