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Stupid K-Cups and a neat DIY way to solve my conundrum.


Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Just a random blurb for those of you who have one of those thingies. I purchased a couple of refillable coffee cups to be environmentally friendly and most importantly, I was able to keep up on my passion for Peets Coffee.

See, last year there was no such thing as Peets Coffee in a K-Cup single use package, and I simply would not be denied my daily fix. Of course they finally released Peets in K-Cup form last week in my tiny grocery store (doh!).
Alas, I am still able to give big green love to the environment by not using loads of unnecessary plastic, right?

Oh yeah, the drama. Those refillable K-Cup thingies don't stand upright. They just don't! So they roll around the counter, sprinkling Peets Coffee scented goodness all over. And that stuff ain't cheap (Gah!).

My solution? Shot glasses! Everyone seems to have a pair of these, and (hopefully) isn't using them often. At least I hope not. I mean, us Spark peeps try to keep it healthy... (!). Anyway, I pre-filled my K-cup thingie and plopped it in a shot glass so that it would be ready the next morning when I waddle to the machine and star to bang at it like a cave woman, complete with grunts and wild hair.

Umm...yay shot glasses? Maybe not, but you know what I mean. Yay for DIY coffee perch-like devices? Sure! Hope this is helpful to someone.

Mmmm coffee. Nom nom nom : )

'Nuff said.

Bren



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MNNICE 11/21/2013 5:09PM

    I have a Keurig in my letter to Santa Claus, so will remember your tip! (if I've been a good enough girl for Santa to bring it!)

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MOMKAT4310 7/29/2013 2:44PM

    I understand your love for your personal coffee. We also acquired a Keurig, and I think we are contributing to the environment even while we use the K-cups, as we are no longer dumping half and three quarter pots of coffee nearly daily. So if I use a plastic K-cup once a day, I am not wasting a pot of coffee, I am not purchasing drive-through and pitching a much larger cup, and my coffee stays fresh so we buy less total coffee. Much less plastic into the land fill. It costs me .40 to .55 per cup, not counting electric to run the machine, which is kept turned off. It only takes a few minutes to heat and brew, then turned off. The old pot was often on for hours. The more I think about this, the better it looks. And I have a fill your own K-cup too. We are sometimes gifted with one pound bags of interesting coffee. Love the shot glass idea. Don't own any but that might make it worth the purchase - yard sale, flea market, dollar store, cheap.

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KAILYNSTAR 7/11/2013 4:35PM

    Yeah, don't have one of those thingies.

I have a regular drip coffee machine and that's good enough for me. Apparently, those little cups are not recyclable. (There was a story about it on the news one night).

When all said, I think I'll just stay with the way things are. Besides, I used to work in a coffee store and what I REALLY want...is an espresso maker.... emoticon emoticon

Nom, nom, nom....

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TRENTDREAMER 7/11/2013 1:32PM

    I'm not a coffee drinker and I honestly don't understand what you wrote, but I'm really happy that you found a solution.

I can totally vibe with the concept of a caffeinated beverage in a shot glass. When I didn't have my sugar intake under control, I appreciated the candy stores that put stuff in a paper bag. Best expression of my lifestyle.

Thank you for your friendship :)

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MOMMY2MADILYN 7/9/2013 8:41PM

    Very Awesome DIY trick! I have a ton of shot glasses.. Funny story.. I have a friend that buys me one or two every time she goes on vacation. It was always funny because I do not drink anything alcoholic. So it started as a bit of a joke. Now, I just may have to dig them out because I have one of those coffee machines. Thanks for the great idea!!

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DEZZIEJAMES 7/9/2013 8:02PM

    Fabulous idea!!!

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MAMADWARF 7/9/2013 7:38PM

    Aren't you a smarty pants????!!!!!! lol good for you finding a solution to an annoying problem!!!

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RYDERB 7/9/2013 1:54PM

    Great idea Bren! emoticon

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AENTRIKEN 7/9/2013 12:52PM

    Sounds frustrating. But you seem like you are a creative person! Good thinking.

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