My Newest Addiction: Keurig Brewing System

by Jamie on June 1, 2011

Are you a coffee drinker? If so, I am guessing you know exactly what a Keurig Brewing System is. I’m a fan of coffee, but rarely drank it at home except for Sunday mornings. You see, I have an issue with getting out of the house on time for work… or, well, pretty much any activity.

I don’t consider myself late, I like to think of it as extremely prompt, meaning down to the last second. Being the I am extremely prompt, there’s not much time for me to mess with a coffee pot… or blow dry my hair for that matter. Instead, I relied on my co-workers to bring me my morning jolt of caffeine. That is, until the Keurig entered my life a few weeks ago.

I was approached and asked to be a Keurig K-Cup Ambassador. The title still makes me chuckle because it’s so official sounding. Regardless of the title, from the moment I opened the box, I have been obsessed with this little coffee powerhouse, and so is Brian. He actually went out and purchased a second Keurig just for his office and now holds 8:30 am “Coffee with Brian” meetings at work.

As a Keurig K-Cup Ambassador, I’ll be posting recipes, highlighting some delicious flavors and hosting a couple of great giveaways. I’ll also be providing you with exclusive monthly promotion codes that can be used at greenmountaincoffee.com.

I’m pretty excited about this partnership and even more excited that in less than a minute I can brew the perfect cup of coffee, head out the door, and continue to be extremely prompt to my destinations!

This Month’s Code

is AM0001-3568, and will give you 15% off of a Keurig Brewing System as well as free standard shipping at Green Mountain Coffee. It will expire on 6/10/11 and will be replaced with a new code.

 
Check out my video to see the Keurig in all its glory, learn my fave K-Cup flavor and catch a a glimpse of my gorgeous counter tops!

My Newest Addiction: Keurig Brewing System from My Baking Addiction on Vimeo.

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avatar Melissa June 1, 2011 at 6:07 pm

I love my Keurig, we actually bought my husband one to take overseas to Iraq when he got deployed. Sadly mine stopped working a few month’s ago and coffee has never been the same, so now my husband is mailing his back for me to have. I love the donut shop flavor it taste sooooooo good. My husband is partial to the Chai flavor.

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Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies June 2, 2011 at 11:12 am

Melissa,

Did you know if you are part of Green Mountain Coffee’s Cafe Express, they warranty your Keurig for as long as you’re a MEMBER? Our 6 year old Keurig stopped working last year after constant multiple use every single day for those 6 years, and GMC replaced it immediately, no questions asked. I love Donut Shop too!

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avatar Candace February 5, 2014 at 10:58 am

Melissa,

What type of converter did he use for the power difference? I can’t seem to get mine working.

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avatar Maris (In Good Taste) June 1, 2011 at 6:24 pm

I have one and know exactly what you mean!

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avatar Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen June 1, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I love Keurig! I don’t have one but my dad does, and I just love that everyone gets a fresh cup of coffee – no “sitting on the burner” coffee!

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avatar Courtney June 1, 2011 at 6:46 pm

I’ve never had Keurig coffee. I feel like I’m missing out!! Would totally save me from schlepping to DD.. It can make ice coffee?! :) f

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avatar Jamie June 1, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Courtney-
We love ours, it’s actually one of my fave kitchen appliances! Yes, they do make iced coffee K-Cups, although I have not tried them yet. Thanks so much for stopping by.
-Jamie

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avatar Scott June 1, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Besides the one cup convenience, do you really think that his provides a good or better coffee than a regular drip coffee maker? Thanks.

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avatar Jamie June 1, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Scott-
There is definitely a HUGE convenience factor and many of the K-Cups do brew an excellent cup of coffee. As for a better cup of coffee…I personally think so because the coffee is super fresh and doesn’t sit around in the pot. Plus, I like having flavor options whereas before I was limited to whatever bag we purchased on our most recent grocery shopping trip. Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Jamie

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avatar Vickie June 1, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I love my Keurig at my office. Its great for the afternoon cup of coffee when you don’t want to brew a whole pot. They also sell little filters that you can use your own coffee in. Since the K-cups can get expensive.

Hey Jamie…Side note, I think we have the same coffee cups. The Food Network Line from Kohls…..It was strange drinking from a square cup in the beginning!

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avatar Jamie June 1, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Vickie–
Yes, we definitely have the same taste in mugs! It was totally weird drinking out of the square mug at first, but I don’t even notice it now. I love the dishes too! Thanks for visiting!
–Jamie

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avatar Laura June 1, 2011 at 8:34 pm

I absolutely love my Keurig! I am not sure what I would do without it. The one downside (and a very slight one) is that it feeds the coffee addiction. It took some self-control to not overdose on coffee which I love.

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avatar Julie June 1, 2011 at 8:50 pm

My caffeine obsession pretty much quadrupled when I got my Keurig! I’m seriously in love with it.

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avatar Lacey Bean June 1, 2011 at 9:31 pm

I am so jealous! I applied to be a Keurig ambassador, and didn’t even get a response on their website. :( Wah wahhh.

I love my work Keurig. My husband doesn’t want me to get one for the house since we have a full size coffee pot, but I want one anyway

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avatar melissa@IWasBornToCook June 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm

I got my Keurig when my daughter was 3 months old, and kicked myself for not getting it sooner. It changed my life :)

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avatar Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen June 1, 2011 at 11:05 pm

LOL, “extremely prompt”. I love that, I’m going tell my husband that the next time he starts in on me about me making us late. I’ll tell him I’m not late, I’m extremely prompt!

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avatar Kyle June 1, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Just made your Cafe Mocha cupcakes this past week and used my Keurig to brew the perfect cup of coffee for the batter. It was my first time making those cupcakes and they were a huge hit. I’ll be making them again very soon!! Also, I LOVE my Keurig and can’t believe how much money I’ve saved on coffee since switching to the Keurig brewer. Don’t know how I went so many years without it!!

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avatar Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking June 1, 2011 at 11:10 pm

We LOVE our Keurig! It’s so wonderful being able to choose which size you want in the morning depending on if you need more help waking up or not. There are also so many flavors to choose from, and the ice teas are good, too.
Yes, Jamie, it IS an addiction – but a good one!

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avatar Carrie @ poet in the pantry June 2, 2011 at 12:22 am

Isn’t it great? LOVE my Keurig! The Big Guy doesn’t drink coffee so it felt like such a waste making a pot of it just for me before. This is so much better! Enjoy your year of being a Keurig Ambassador!

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avatar Jecka June 2, 2011 at 7:53 am

I used to have a Keurig but sold it to a friend when I realized I could make coffee using a French press for much cheaper. Sure, sometimes I miss the one-button awesomeness to brew coffee on a whim with my Keurig, but the taste of French press coffee is second to none (and I actually save about $10 a month AND use less electricity).

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avatar Jenn Diercks June 2, 2011 at 10:34 am

I bought our Keurig a few years ago and my husband balked at the price. I told him to try it for a week to see if he liked it and if not I’d return it. He was hooked within 1 cup. We were the type of people who’d brew a cup of coffee and then have to reheat the pot over and over again because we never got to the pot before it shut off. My newest favorite is the Sugar Bush Maple.

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avatar kalex June 2, 2011 at 11:07 am

I want one of these so bad! My husband says I can’t have one though because our coffeemaker works just fine.

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Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies June 2, 2011 at 11:14 am

Anyone who knows me knows I can wax on poetic about my Keurig. I adore it so much. We just got back from vacation, and the number one thing I was so glad to get back to at home? My Keurig. Crappy hotel coffee did not cut it.

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avatar Sarah E. June 2, 2011 at 11:15 am

I love my Keurig!! It’s so amazing :)

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avatar LB June 2, 2011 at 11:33 am

I dont drink coffee but I have that Ikea napkin holder!

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avatar Rick S. June 2, 2011 at 11:34 am

Sorry – they look interesting and the blue simulated Cherenkov radiation about the water supply is cool, but I’m not crazy about the coffee I’ve had from them, and I’m not particularly happy with the idea of having to buy and store those little plastic cups. Maybe it’s the water temperature or the pre-packaged ground coffee, but honestly I get much better results with good beans, a good coffee grinder, a Melitta or a Chemex drip pot, and water at ~205 degrees.

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avatar Vicki in GA June 3, 2011 at 1:37 am

I use the machine once in a while but won’t buy the cups because the coffee isn’t strong enough for me. I do grind beans and use a little mesh cup that I bought for the machine. If I make a smaller cup of coffee, it is strong enough for me. Water doesn’t get any hotter than 190 and I know for GREAT coffee water must be hotter.

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avatar My Kitchen in the Rockies June 2, 2011 at 11:54 am

I like my Senseo machine. The Keurig plastic cups made me decide against it. The Senseo uses filter pods, which means less plastic trash.

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avatar Kymberli June 2, 2011 at 11:55 am

I loved my Keurig until it stopped working a little over a year after buying it. If you have one, be sure you de-scale it every 3 months with white vinegar. The directions are in your manual or you can Google it. I miss my Keurig!

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avatar Beverly June 2, 2011 at 12:50 pm

I received a Keurig as a Christmas present from my bosses just this past year and I absolutely love it!! I’m not a huge coffee drinker…just one cup a day (maybe 2!)…so it’s perfect for me. Plus, I love all the different flavors, the hot apple cider, the hot chocolate, etc. Now that it’s summer, I need to find some of the “brew over ice” k-cups so I can try those. Thank you so much for featuring the Keurig and look forward to your giveaways!

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avatar meg - tea & brie June 2, 2011 at 1:21 pm

we are a keurig obsessed family. I just want you to know that if you ever take a vacation and your keurig travels with you, I will not think it strange. Because that’s how we roll over here :)

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avatar Jean June 2, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Where did you get the coffee stand and drawer? BB&B?

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avatar Jamie June 2, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Jean–
Yes, it’s from BB&B.
–Jamie

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avatar Fuzzy Slippers June 2, 2011 at 5:49 pm

I’m soooooo in love with my K machine!!!!! We got one at work about 5 years ago and I went out and bought the exact same one for my home about a month later (with huge coupons of course!). I tend to be “extremely prompt” myself. That combined with the fact my hubby doesn’t drink any hot drinks ever and my flavored coffee A.D.D. (I make several flavs a day) makes my machine my fav! I even bought the one size brewer for the vacation property that we rent. LOL! Looking forward to all your new “titled appointment” has to offer. :)

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avatar Foodness Gracious June 2, 2011 at 6:10 pm

I am a coffee nut and I have thought about this machine but was a little skeptical at first about just how good a cup it can brew, but your words are pushing me to the edge of buying one. Hmm what to do??

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avatar Vinny June 2, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Try using the new Solofill Refillable cups for Keurig. Since there is only one brand of decaf organic coffee offered in K Cups, this thing is awesome. I love it. Works great and coffee tastes better than from a drip pot. Also, it is a green alternative to filling our landfills with kcups..

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avatar Amy @ A Little Nosh June 3, 2011 at 2:55 pm

We got our Keurig for free from someone on Freecycle. I was jumping up and down I was so excited. We have one at work and I love love love it. Lucky you to be partnering with a great company like that! Congrats!

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avatar lisa p June 3, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I love my Keurig. I have the one with the iced coffee setting and I love it!

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avatar Amanda June 7, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I love my Keurig! But what i really want to know about is that drawer looking thing under your machine… what is that! Must have!

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avatar Thea June 10, 2011 at 9:16 pm

I love that phrase “extremely prompt” because being late has been my lifelong downfall. I married a man who considers himself late if he isn’t 30 minutes early. In order to get a Keurig, I bought hubby one for Christmas after he told me he didn’t want one. After hurting my feelings over being upset with what I bought him for Christmas, we kept it. He told me I could use it but he wasn’t going to. He started using it every morning once I stocked up on his favorite coffee (Hazelnut) and has been using it every morning since. He just recently told his father that there is nothing like having a fresh cup of coffee every morning. I almost fainted. He even makes me my cup of coffee in my travel mug and hands it to me as I run out the door in order to be “extremely prompt.”

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avatar Natasha @ Saved by the Egg Timer June 16, 2011 at 6:28 pm

I too have a K-cup addiction! We happily received the Breville Keurig machine last Christmas and are in love. Coffee, tea, iced tea, hot water for soups, hot cocoa…we use it all day long. My latest fave is the Green Mountain Organic Sumatran, otherwise I stick to my Peace Coffee in the K-cups. If you have never heard of them, I highly recommend it by my coffeee snobbish standards :)

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avatar DSS November 28, 2011 at 6:45 pm

I have the Breville also and love it. The new Dunkin Dark Roast cups are awesome. This is an old post so not sure anyone will see it but tried anyway

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avatar Angela September 18, 2012 at 12:11 am

If you like the K-Cup Keurig, then you will love the new Vue Keurig. The only coffee machine we have used since 2004 is Keurig. There is nothing better.

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avatar Bernice l Brown September 22, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Until I purchased my Keurig coffee maker, I never made a pot of coffee for myself, because I only drank one cup and then the rest got cold and I didn’t like the taste of coffee sitting in the pot for more than a fee minutes. I hava an issue with left over coffee. My grandmother lived wiith us, when I was a kid. She had an electric hot plate upstairs in her room so she could have coffee anytime, she wasn’t a very sociale lady. One Sunday I was upstaiirs and thought i heard her moaning. I called my farther to check on her. She was having atroke, what got to me was the smell of the coiffee pot burning dry on the hot plate. After that I could not stand the smell of left over coffee being reheated for just left warming on the stove. As an adult I am always brought back to that moment when ever I smell coffee warming on the coffee makers. So thank you very much for Keuringl. I buy my coffee grounds ( I like Gevila) and make my own to the strength that I likel

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avatar BarbJean April 25, 2013 at 10:31 am

I have white fuzzy stuff in my water reservoir. I put vinegar thru my system a week ago since I’ve had my unit for 6 months. I’d like to know how to get rid of and keep it away.
I’ve also had an older unit for about 6 years and have never had this problem,

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avatar Jamie May 18, 2013 at 9:05 am

BarbJean-
I’ve never had this problem, so I would definitely recommend contacting Keurig customer service to discuss.
-Jamie

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