Anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE my coffee! My day does not start till I have had at least one or two good cups of strong coffee in me. Here are five reasons why I ditched my Keurig machine, and after reading this you might be thinking to ditch your Keurig too!
But I won’t leave you hanging. At the end of this post, I will tell you what I switched to, and why I love it! Let’s get started!
5 Reasons to Ditch You Keurig Coffee Machine
K-Cups are just expensive! Yes, they are very convenient, but that comes at a steep cost. Even buying them at Sam’s Club at 100 k-cup packs I was still paying $38 a box or 38¢ a cup, and that is buying the cheap Sam’s brand. If you get Starbucks K-cups, you are talking $13.99 for 16 pack or 87¢ a k-cup (and I just love the Pike Place Blend).
So let’s do the math! How many cups do you drink a day? If you drink 3 cups a day at 87¢ each, you are spending $2.61 per day or $78.30 a month. OUCH!!! You could purchase some high-end coffee beans for that.
And don’t get me started on their little reusable deal. I have bought multiple brands, and they all make a week a cup of coffee. I finally realized it has to do with the way Keurig forces the water through the grinds. Plus, they also produce a ton of waste!
Lower Quality Coffee
Okay, I know I might have some different opinions here, but let’s face facts. That coffee in your K-cup has been ground and packaged who know how long ago. I know they vacuum seal it, but they still loose flavor. After they lose that flavor, your coffee will just become bitter. Yuck!!!
The worst part is I was never good at organizing my K-cups. Depending on how you store your K-cups, it is very easy for you to keep drinking the newer pods first. Then you get that really old expired K-Cup that is just horrible!
Little Control On Coffee To Water Ratio
I hate a weak cup of joe! Seriously it just tastes like dirt to me. Your only choice here is to get extremely dark roast blends (which become bitter) or brew a smaller cup. So to do a decent brew on a large to go cup you might use 2 or 3 k-cups! Ouch!!! You should’ve just stopped at Starbucks or your local coffee shop.
Keurig Machines Don’t Last
I will be totally honest here we have hard water, and even with regular cleaning, they will build up and no longer work. But I have bought three different machines over five years! The only way I can get them to last a little longer is use some descaler that has a huge warning label all over it. Then I keep wondering if I have rinsed plenty of water through it to get rid of all that caustic cleaner. It is a vicious cycle! So needless to say I am just tired of buying machines.
Your Hot Tea Will Taste Like Coffee
Unless you run an empty cycle of water through your tea most likely will taste like coffee. So again you are wasting water and energy resources. And you miss out on the whole convenience aspect because you are waiting for two cycles to get instant hot water for your tea.
Are You Ready to Ditch Your Keurig Yet?
What Did I Switch To?
I have absolutely fell in love with Ninja Coffee Bar! I have the glass carafe model, but I do wish I would’ve purchased the insulated thermal carafe model. Ninja was just starting to come out with their thermal model. And it wasn’t everywhere yet, and I was ready to switch. This momma needs her caffeine, and so I decided not to wait.
Why I Love Ninja Coffee Bar?
- Brews a Non-Bitter Cup of Coffee
- Rich Brew Setting Will Make a Nice Stout Cup of Coffee
- No K-Cup or Expensive Pods to Buy (Save $$$)
- Choose Your Favorite Brand Coffee
- Has Setting to Brew Over Ice (Yummy)
- Has A Lifetime Metal Filter (So Need to Buy Filters Again)
- Will Make a Coffee Concentrate (Similar Strength of Espresso)
- Comes With Recipes to Make Lattes (I still need to make these)
Let’s get a conversation going!
Ready to Ditch Your Keurig? Or do you still love it? Why are you wanting to switch or have already switched? Tell me what you coffee maker you use, and why you love or hate it below. Let’s talk!
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