A month or more ago, I mentioned I was having coffee-maker problems. Thankfully, the company that makes the brewer, Keurig was nice enough to FedEx me the part that I needed and I was back in business. Well, my friends, the past few weeks have been tough for a girl just trying to get her caffeine because we had a new problem. Seems that now, the pump in the maker is on its way out so instead of getting an 8 oz. cup of coffee, you'd get practically a giant shot of espresso. (I think I failed to mention this is one of those one cup brewer deals, that comes with the little k-cups of coffee grounds you pop into the machine, hit the button and hot coffee in seconds.) So, I'd run the coffee through the filter a second time and get sort-of a real cup of coffee.
I finally called them about a week ago (in all my free time) and said, hey ya'll this is kind of starting to suck. So, I descaled the brewer (which basically means running vinegar through it) and then I poked around with their little tool to make sure there were no clogs that I missed. And still no dice.
So, the nice people at Keurig told me I had two options: 1) buy a refurbished brewer for $50 or 2) get a new brewer + some coffee for $100. I went with the new brewer (that they shipped for free) because with my luck, on day 91 of a 90 day warranty, the thing would blow up. So, this one has the real 1 year warranty, it was half off and I am happily brewing. And this one is so much cooler! Easier to get the water in, nifty loading mechanism (I'm a little bit of a gadget freak) and three sizes of coffee: cup, mug and travel mug. Rock on! So, if you're in the neighborhood, stop by for a cup! We'll be glad to see you!