Wednesday, November 12, 2008
See, you're excited.. Free coffee! What's not to like?
Yes, I received an e-mail at 11:30AM, Monday morning, with the subject line of "Free Coffee This Week!"
(Normally, I'm not a fan of the exclamation point in the subject, but "free coffee" warrants an exception.)
So, yes, we did indeed have free coffee. We're trying out this new coffee brewing system from Keurig. It has these "K cups", which are little plastic (more on that later) cups, containing enough grounds for a single cup of coffee.
You put your K cup in the machine, put your mug in underneath, hit the button, wait 30 seconds, and your coffee is done.
Unlike our little pod coffee maker at home, this is pretty hot coffee when it comes out, too.
The flavor of the coffee was really good. Most of our samples were 'Green Mountain Coffee', and were quite tasty. Far better than the swill that you can get from the vending machine or from the "cafeteria".
Plus, the water sometimes runs funny colors here. Yellow.. brown.. Makes you second guess about drinking.
The only downside to the K cups is that they seem to be very non-green. They're all individual plastic containers with tinfoil over the top, and you throw them into the garbage. Not green.. I'm not too big of a fan of that. (At least with the pods, I think they'd biodegrade pretty easily)
So yeah.. I was stoked. It was like having free drugs here.
So, at 2:30PM on Wednesday afternoon, I go over for another cup. All gone. I'm sad.
I guess we'll see how well the trial went over, and if people will pay for this.