As a rule, I drink two cups of coffee in the morning.
Gone are the days when I drank coffee all day and even had a cup after dinner--and never decaf. When I was a working mom, the sleep deprivation made it kind of necessary in order to function. These days, if I had a cup of coffee after lunch, I would be awake all night.
But I do like my morning coffee. Now I mix regular and decaf. I can't quite seem to kick caffeine entirely.
Wednesday morning there was no milk, no white stuff of any kind. Thursday morning my sone left a note on the coffee maker--carafe was cracked. Desperate times!
I was not able to find a replacement carafe. At least I was not able to dedicate my entire day to finding one. So I bought a Mr. Coffee--a little five cup one for around 15 dollars. I was thinking that I never drink more than two cups so why not.
What I forgot about is that the manufacturers of coffee makers definition of a cup is, at best, half of what any normal coffee drinker would consider a cup. Still it works for me and my kitchen is so small, the little coffee maker looks better on the counter.
I think maybe Kevin had to make two pots so he could have his morning fix and fill up his thermos for work. His idea of cutting back on caffeine was to stop using his espresso machine every day.
Not for a single second did I even consider those single serving pods. I have always considered them an abomination. Over packaging. Environmentally detrimental, non-recyclable. Now the inventor is sorry himself.
I know there have been efforts to make the little cups recyclable and that there are reusable little pods. Economic competition can be a good thing. But I am still not interested. For one thing, it's a honking big machine for one cup of coffee and it would totally ruin the feng shui of my kitchen.