In our office, only two of us (out of nine!) drink coffee. I know what you're thinking... what is wrong with these people!? I wondered that, too, when I first landed here and learned of this great tragedy.
While I've been advocating for months that a coffee shop on site would be a great investment, I doubt that will happen anytime soon (read: never going to happen). So, for just two coffee drinkers it doesn't make sense to brew a pot of coffee.
Imagine my excitement when Staples offered to send me a Keurig K10 Mini Plus Single-Cup Coffee Brewer to review. I knew exactly where that baby was going - my office.
My office has been in transition since I started but it's finally coming together (only took a year!). The new Keurig is the icing on the cake, as far as I'm concerned, and now it's a space that I look forward to working in.
Now, I have a coffeemaker that makes GREAT coffee within arms reach! The Keurig Mini Plus holds enough water for a single cup of coffee. Now, some might find that annoying but for an office machine it's perfect! Who wants water sitting for days on end, not being used when you're not in the office? Yuck.
It's also small, lightweight, and perfect for a desktop! I have mine temporarily on a cheap end table and there is still room leftover for a K-Cup carousel, mugs, sugar, creamer, etc. so it would definitely fit on just about any desk.
You can brew three different sizes - 6 oz, 8 oz, and 10 oz. When you order this model, it comes with a 6 K-Cup variety pack. And of course, there are a bajillion K-Cups out there to choose from.
Look how pretty and shiny it is?
Now you know I can't post about coffee without a recipe! If you want a twist on your usual cup of joe, give this one a shot. Chocolate + cinnamon + coffee = delicious!!
Hot Mocha Java
1 tablespoon semisweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup cream, half n half, or milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Place chocolate and sugar in mug. Brew your favorite K-Cup into mug and let stand for 30 seconds before stirring until chocolate and sugar melts.
Add cream and cinnamon and stir well before serving.
Source: adapted from Food.com