Thursday, October 30, 2014

2340 iKeurig

Big or small?  That is the question, whether it's better to have just a bit or more than a handful. Candy bars go from full-size to fun-size and back again. And iPhones get bigger while iPads get smaller.  Which would you like, an iPhone 6 Plus or an iPad Air 2. How about an I don't care anyhow?

Even Keurig has gotten into it. Yes Keurig, the pioneer of single serving coffee. Brewed a cup at a time in environmental havoc wreaking containers because, you know, it's a crime in these here United States of Coffee to have a stale cup putrefying in a carafe.

On the one hand, it's a vindication for us confirmed bachelors. Finally, a food item that isn't super-sized or only on sale at 2-for-the-price-of-1. On the other hand, it ignores the communal nature of sitting around drinking coffee with your friends or family. If you have to brew a single cup each for 6 people, by the time you're done with the 6th one, the first guy's ready for a refill. 

So Keurig has made the change. The new Keurig 2.0 can also brew a carafe. Holy Mr. Coffee Batman, Keurig can create a carafe?

Yes indeed, just in time for the holidays, you and your family can enjoy the convenience of a whole pot of coffee. Of course the Keurig isn't just like Mister Coffee. Instead of the annoying filter and coffee measuring inconvenience, you get the classic Keurig pod. It's just bigger. The "iPod 4 minus" I call it. Because it barely serves 4. 

I'll hold off before I adopt this one. Not sure the technology is totally debugged. Or debrewed. Maybe I'll wait until they come out with a 50s retro family economy size. 

The Keurig urn.

America, ya gotta love it. 

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