Dear K-Cups, how I love thee, with a passion pure and keen
Although I really don’t get this whole coffee-obsession thing
Your tiny size and tidiness have wholly won me over
And changed me from a skeptic to a devout Keurig-lover
Your ho-cho brand, I must admit, at first gave me the shivers
For Swiss Miss has not been, for me, the best of flavor-givers
And, so, imagine my surprise when my first cup was brewed
And I lifted it to my lips and sipped and could only utter, “DUDE!”
The drink was good, especially when accompanied by whipped cream
and with a drop of chocolate sauce, I really almost screamed
“I LOVE K-CUPS! This is awesome! How come I didn’t know
That there were other speedy options to the coffee I forego?”
Dear K-Cups, from this day forth we shall never be asunder
And I pray you’ll find it in your heart to forgive me for my blunder
In thinking that you only could provide a cup of Joe
When tea and cider were on your list, not to mention—sigh—Ho-Cho
So just in case this little ode has yet to win you over
I’ve written one more reason than you’ll find on a four-leaf clover
To emphasize my thankfulness and give you your full due
For K-Cups, you have won my heart, and, truly, I love you
So, a few days ago, I posted this teaser pic on Instagram with promises that I would share more today.
That would be my new Keurig K10 Mini Plus Personal Brewer, AKA The Machine That Made Me Write Poetry.
And I love it because…
Pour in your desired amount of water (6, 8, or 12 ounces)
Lift the lever to allow the water to drain through
Insert the K-Cup. Y’all all know I’m obsessed with ho-cho (and the fact that they had a K-Cup for that was what convinced me to give it a shot). What I’ve mostly kept to myself (partly for fear of losing a sizeable portion of my readership) is how big of a coffee-abstainer I am. Can’t stand the stuff. Don’t even like the smell. Yeah, I know. I’m a freak. But never fear. If you are a fellow freak, you still have lots of hot beverage K-Cup options.
Approximately 3 minutes after completing the above steps, you have this:
(and at least 30 seconds of that was spent on adding the whipped cream and chocolate)
Katarina the Keurig will be sitting out on my counter for easy access. And I don’t mind a bit.
I’m not going to lie, y’all. I groaned a little when I saw that label. Swiss Miss is not my favorite hot cocoa brand. But I ended up being pleasantly surprised. Even with 8 ounces of water (rather than the minimum 6), the flavor was strong and chocolatey (whereas I usually think “bleh” and “watery”). And with a shot of chocolate syrup and whipped cream, which are my standard additions to any prepackaged hot chocolate, it’s a mighty tasty cup of ho-cho!
There’s no clean up!!!!!!!!!!! (can you tell I’m excited about this one?)
Those neat little self-contained pods let you avoid the cocoa powder strewn across your counter and the sticky spoon marks on the stove (Oh, and no stirring! Can’t forget about that one!).
I thought about showing you my counters smeared with chocolate to illustrate my point, but I don’t think any of us actually want that particular visual aid.
So, now I really must know: as a non-coffee drinker, what K-cups do I absolutely have to try? (I have the Tazo Awake tea in addition to the Swiss Miss, and it’s yummy too!)
Are there any other coffee-
haters abstainers out there? C’mon, don’t leave me hanging!
Also, are all you coffee-
addicts lovers out there going to keep reading my blog now that you know I don’t like Joe? I promise I’m still a nice person.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by the folks at Staples, who were nice enough to hook me up with Katarina, but all opinions (and attempts at poetry) expressed herein are 100% mine