I was provided with a complimentary Keurig, k-cups and an Easy Button (man, that was easy!) from Staples to facilitate this review. The opinions in this post are 100% mine. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
What are the things in your life you can’t live without? Friends and family of course but that’s not what I’m talking about here. Let’s get materialistic. Let’s talk about this scenario: You’re going to be stranded on a desert island for 3 months and you can take, eh, let’s say 5 things with you. What are they? Assume said island has electricity and shelter. And you can take your dog and not have that count toward one of your 5. Okay, shoot! What are you taking?
This post could get kind of long if I go into detail about my 5 must-haves but I will tell you that my Kindle is going to be in there somewhere (fully loaded with books), and my Keurig is at the top of the list. Are k-cups going to be a separate item or can we lump that in with the Keurig? Regardless, the Keurig goes to the island. I’ve had a Keurig for years now and I honestly would never, ever, never go back to drinking coffee from a regular brewer. So when I had to opportunity to tell you about the Keurig OfficePRO B145 model I was like, heck yeah man! Send it over! I’d have a Keurig in every room if possible. I can’t stay enough how much I love them.
So what’s to love?
Let me tell you about the Keurig OfficePRO B145 in particular and what makes it the best brewer around.
You get the perfect cup of coffee. Every time. This obviously is the hands-down number one reason I love my Keurig. And ask anyone that has one. I have never once heard someone say they don’t love their Keurig. You don’t have to measure out coffee beans or grounds and accidentally get your coffee too weak or too strong. Now, there are TONS of different k-cups to choose from (another thing I love…we’ll get to that!). There are strong varieties and more mild varieties so you have to find what you like. But once you do it’s a no brainer. Pop that k-cup into your Keurig and away you go. You can’t screw it up and ruin your morning cuppa.
It’s very easy to set up and start using. There’s actually a separate little sheet that comes with the instructions called ‘Let the Magic Begin FAST!” The smart people at Keurig know that you want to fire that bad boy up ASAP so they make it easy with a very simple instruction sheet. Unpack it, fill the reservoir with water, prime the machine by running water through one cycle with no k-cup, and that’s it! You’re all set to start making coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or a variety of other yummy k-cup drinks. One thing that’s a stand out about this model is the size of the reservoir. It’s a bit larger than my original Keurig so I don’t have to fill it as often. This is perfect if you’re a big time coffee drinker or if you’re using it in a small office. The buttons are self-explanatory, nothing weird to try to figure out, and this model even has a drain to release the water if you want to empty the machine. That’s a nice feature that wasn’t on my other Keurig. I also really like that it turns off automatically after 2 hours. Because I forget just about everything these days.
To each their own. Just keep your hands off mine. There are SO many different kinds of k-cups. Not only did this OfficePRO B145 come with a sampler of about 12 different varieties to check out, Staples also sent me a box of Snapple Peach Brew Over Ice. And if I weren’t sly enough to have hidden half of them I’d have to get in the ring and fight my husband for what’s left. Every morning he sneaks one or two off to work with him. (Yes, I got him a Keurig for his office and he’s addicted to it, too.) As if I wouldn’t notice when it’s 1000 degrees out here that the Brew Over Ice cups were disappearing. Looks like we’ll have to buy more. My favorite kind, in case you’re wondering, is Donut Shop (Regular, for the love of all things coffee. Who drinks decaf?!). And there are a bunch of amazing new Brew Over Ice varieties that I’ll be grabbing for these scorcher days.
Make only what you want and nothing more. Part of my problem with a regular coffee maker is that I was always throwing some away. I made too much, or I made too little and then I’d make more which ended up being too much. You get the point. With a Keurig, you make one cup at a time of the exact variety that you want and that’s it. If you want another cup, make it! But otherwise there’s nothing to dump down the drain. The OfficePRO B 145 also makes three sizes of cups: small – 6oz.; medium – 8oz.; or large – 10oz. Guess which one I choose every morning? 😉
You can find Keurig brewers, accessories, and k-cups at Staples. And they deliver with treats for your dog! Okay, I’ll clarify that in a sec. But we all know Staples is a great place to find office supplies and electronics. And while technically this model of Keurig is designed for a small office (I’m self-employed and work at home – it counts!), it’s just as well used at home. Plus there are a bunch of other models, accessories like fun little carousels to keep your k-cups in, and a huge variety of k-cups to choose from. Most orders of $45 or more will ship for free right to your house! So dog treats, you ask. Yes, when the Staples truck pulled into my driveway to deliver my Keurig I was walking outside holding my little dog, Sam, headed for the bus stop to pick up my daughter from school. The driver greeted me, we dished over our love of Keurigs for a few minutes, then he gave me dog some yummy treats and sent me off to the bus stop with more treats to give to the other dogs waiting for their small people to get home. Now how nice is that? It made such an impression on me. Talk about an EASY button. That WAS easy, and oh so nice! If getting a Keurig isn’t enough to make your day, having such a kind person deliver it ought to do it for ya.
A day without my Keurig is, well…a bad day. It’s definitely what gets me up in the morning and starts my day on the right foot. It’s fun to use, easy to use, and it makes a seriously perfect cup of coffee. So, join me on that desert island if you’d like. I’ll let you use my Keurig, but you’d better have your own stash of k-cups.
Shop for your own Keurig brewer and accessories and favorite k-cups at Staples! That really IS easy!