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Tag For Hate: Keurig

Cohost J. here. BHG reposted an article from Real Simple that quoted a study first published by SousVideGuy.com about kitchen and appliances. There’s lots of interesting data in that study (people love their Big Green Egg grills; some people spend $15 on meat thermometers) but the one fact that got my Andrew Christians in a twist is that Keurig is America’s favorite kitchen brand.

Ugh.

Full disclosure: a brand of my family earned their fortune at Green Mountain Coffee, which owns Keurig. But none of that fortune dripped down to me (get it?) so who cares.

I’m not a fan of Keurig machines and K-Cups. Super-simple to use, but to me they crank out crappy, barely warm coffee and most of the Cups are horrible for the environment. Unless you use the refillable ones, which are of course far less convenient–in which case I’d rather just make a regular pot o’ coffee.

To add insult to injury, kitchen and workplace break room counters across the land sprouted all those cheap, ugly K-Cup holders: the spinning racks, the slide-out drawers…another ugh. I want less clutter in the kitchen, not more thoughtlessly-designed junk.

So keep your non-compostable-packaged dishwater pods to yourself. I’m going to brew some “rocket fuel” as my mother-in-law calls my homebrewed drip coffee.