This week’s quote is about coffee, because we got a new coffee machine last week – an iCoffee Opus – to replace our old Keurig machine. It’s just as easy to use as the Keurig, and the coffee tastes richer. You can see a picture of it, at the end of this post.
A nice feature of the iCoffee Opus is that you can select a specific number of ounces for the cup, instead of choosing one of the preset sizes, like you do on a Keurig.
The blue light that comes on while the coffee is steaming is a bit strange – it gives the coffee a very unappealing color! However, that’s a minor thing, and at least you can quickly tell that the coffee is ready, when the light goes out.
We enjoyed the convenience of the old Keurig, and saved money and reduced waste by using our refillable K-Cup. You can see my video that shows how to insert the refillable K-cup – the technique is a little tricky on the Keurig.
But, after a couple of years, the Keurig kept clogging, and we had to clean it every couple of days. That makes it a lot less convenient!
The new iCoffee Opus came with a refillable cup, so that will give us the same benefits of saving money and reducing waste. Also, it uses any type of K-cups, not just a specific kind, like the newer Keurig machines. We didn’t want to buy one of those 2.0 Keurigs, and be tied to only Keurig-approved types of coffee. We like to experiment with different brands, and don’t want to worry about what will work in our coffee machine.
Monday Quote – The Illusion of Being Awake
So, in honor of our new coffee machine, today’s quote is from comedian Lewis Black:
I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake
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