It is no secret that my “second home” is in an Office Supply Store. I am pretty sure I am the FourSquare Mayor everywhere from Staples to UPS. My love for all things Office Products began at an early age. My Dad still jokes that while all of the kids were drooling over the Toys R Us catalog, I was drooling over the Office Depot Big Book. Now, as a long time business owner, my love for all things geeky is not only a passion, but my livelihood. Between printing Blogging Planners, keeping a full stock of highlighters, and keeping up to date with new techy toys, I spend a lot of time inside those doors.
Staples is one store I frequent often – both because of location and also great prices. I was so excited when we got a store here in Pensacola that I visited Opening Day to check everything out. Hey, I warned you I was a bit of a geek. I love how they have everything that you need to run a successful business – whether you are corporate or running a home based business like I do. From office supplies to office furniture, computers and technology, cleaning supplies, and even stuff for the Break Room, Staples has it all.
One thing Staples offers is an entire line of Coffee Makers – including Keurigs. Now, if you are not familiar with Keurig, it is only the absolute best Single Cup Brewing System on the planet. (ok…. that's my opinion…but still) As someone who will only drink one cup of coffee in the mornings, I always hated having to throw away nearly a full pot of perfectly good joe every morning.
I had the opportunity to review the Keurig Mini Plus from Staples, and I have to say… I absolutely love it. Even Mike who groaned about me bringing in yet another “small appliance” into the house talked about how much he liked the look of the Keurig on the counter. “Maybe it's the the black and chrome look,”…. he's such a guy.
The MINI Plus Brewing System brews a perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage in under two minutes at the touch of a button. With the choice of three cup sizes, the MINI Plus brewer offers a removable drip tray to accommodate short travel mugs. To operate, you simply add fresh water into the single-use reservoir, choose your favorite K-Cup® pack, brew and enjoy.
The Keurig Mini Plus comes with a 12 pack assortment of different Keurig coffees – including Donut Shop and French Vanilla which I loved, but I think my absolute favorite is just the Breakfast Blend. The girls want to know when I am getting them Hot Chocolate so they can use it too. The other bonus to Keurig is their “My K-cup” – which allows you to brew any coffee in their specially designed little reusable cup! It does not come with the Mini Plus Brewer, but it is a must have for coffee lovers!
I think my favorite part about the Keurig Mini Plus is that you only put water in one cup at a time. Since I do not have coffee every single morning, my old one cup brewing system would have water just sitting in the reservoir for days… kinda gross. With this one however, I simply fill the cup that I am going to use with as much water as I need, pour the water in to the top of the Keurig, and stick it under to fill. Voila! Even if you spill, the drop tray slides right out of the bottom for easy cleaning.
I have really enjoyed having my new Keurig and trying all of the flavors from the variety pack of cups. Though I may not drink coffee every single day, I do love having the ability to brew up a cup in less than 2 minutes any time the mood strikes.
Staples. Keurig. Done. That was easy.
Disclosure: Staples provided me with this Keurig Coffee Maker. The words, images, and opinions expressed in this review are strictly my own. To see the full line of Keurig Coffee Makers visit Staples.com.