Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Seriously, I think we may need a definition of what marriage is because right now, if I could marry my Keurig, I would.
Don't know what a Keurig is? Well, only the best invention ever. It's a single brew coffee machine. Which means, now I can have a hot, fresh cup of coffee whenever I want, without driving through Dunkin Donuts, visiting Starbucks, or brewing a fresh pot at home.
My New Love
It's quite simple, you pop open the top, drop in a pod (aka K-cup) which can be any number of dozens of different flavors (Paul Newman has some, Green Mountain Coffee has them, and even Gloria Jeans), fill the carafe with one cup of water (well, to the fill line, I'm assuming it's eight ounces), put a cup on the platform, and press the button. Three minutes later you have a hot, delicious cup of coffee (oh, and there are also tea K-Cups and Hot Chocolate, though we're not big fans of the hot chocolate).
I order my K-cups from Green Mountain Coffee (because I want the flavors I want - but Bed, Bath and Beyond also sells them) and it works out to be about 50 cents a cup. Yes, I know, not cheap, but 50% cheaper than a cup of coffee at Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks (based on a 16 oz serving), but not as cheap as brewing an entire pot (especially when using my can of Chock Full O Nuts from Shop Rite that I bought on special). But let's face it, sometimes, you just don't want an entire pot, or even half a pot, sometimes you just want one cup of perfectly brewed coffee and that's what I get each morning before the rest of the house wakes (and demands their pot o' joe) or in the afternoon, when I need a pick-me-up.