My friend Lauren posted this photo on her Facebook page last month. It’s her dead Mr. Coffee machine. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many comments on a photo before. This very basic coffee machine lasted 10 years. Now that’s impressive. I found the comments interesting, and there’s a lot to learn here. Here’s most of the comments feed. No names though, as I must protect the identity of the world’s coffee addicts. ;)
Get a Keurig….you will love it! Fast, easy and very little clean up!!
I’m laughing right now! RIP Mr. Coffee Maker!
Bahl Oh oh oh!! I have a one cup coffe maker (Senso) if you’re interested in it. I don’t use it any more…
So funny – I have a Krups that I know has to be 14 years old and I ask myself everyday how long it will last. It is a 4 cup one and I love it! RIP little coffee maker….
Get yourself a Keurig – We got one for Christmas – love it. Mostly b/c Scott is the coffee drink and I love iced tea (yes, it makes that), cider and hot chocolate. We can make it one right after the other and there’s no aftertaste from the previous drink. Can you tell we love it?!
I am so sorry for your loss. Poor guy rest in peace
It is a sad day when the coffee pot goes – we got a new Brew Station, but I kept the old one just in case.
I’m looking at that more closely now…did you steel that from a motel?? rofl
Wow! I think you got your moneys worth out of that one ; ) lol
Cuisinsrt Keurig! It does hot and cold coffee/tea!!! But, be warned… You will drink way more coffee…it’s just that good! (get the Donut House variety pack too!)
That does look like a hotel special
I LOVE my Keurig!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!
Bahl SEE!!!! lmao…
That’s a great life! Get a Pasquini or anything that doesn’t use lots of tiny plastic cups to add to our landfills…
Motel 6 Leave the light on but also leave the cofee pot
Funny how we were all just talking coffee pots at church! I want a Keurig too, but can’t justify it with my handy dandy Cuisinart Grind and Brew.
I would say you got your money’s worth! And I think it is exciting ……there are so many cool coffee makers out there!!
Just got a Kureg (sp?) and I love, love, love it. Never really drank coffee much and now I am an addicted, shaking, nervous wreck, drinker now!!! Hee!
I want a Keurig too but mine is still going strong…..so I wait. Hopefully when mine goes a Keurig will be $20.00! I hope I don’t have to wait 9 years!
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your old friend! I have a spare Senseo (single cup coffee maker, kinda like Keurig) that you are welcome to. I LOVE love love mine… comes with an eco-friendly reusable pod thingy that you can fill with your favorite coffee – so no buying special things to go in it.
Those are great, I’ve used them before. I got my friend a Keurig machine at the thrift store for $4.99.
my spare Senseo came from freecycle, in like-new condition!
Awesome!!! I just got a modern lamp on freecycle this morning. If you’re not in a hurry, it’s great. Lauren, just “borrow” another machine from the motel until we can find you an environmentally friendly, free machine. LOL
Can I use this pic on my blog?
I am cracking up! Never dreamed this photo would warrant so many comments…ha! It was a faithful appliance… Before I saw all these comments and recommendations I was out last night and got another little 4 cupper…not fancy, but functional…and sad to say–I believe it looks even MORE like it came from a Motel 6 b/c it’s black. Will post a pic.
First of all, kudos to Lauren for using this little guy until its death. She could have easily upgraded since there are many coffee brewers on the market now. This good guy, Mr. Coffee, is not sleek looking, he doesn’t have any fancy features, he doesn’t accept any plastic pods and he certainly doesn’t look high tech sitting on your kitchen counter. Mr. Coffee does however brew a good pot of coffee. He does his job, he does it well, just without all the fancy bells and whistles. Mr. Coffee is a simple guy, dependable, not complicated like some of his current friends. Too bad Mr. Coffee is dead because I might date him.
It’s funny how we all responded to this, imposing our favorite coffee maker info and suggestions. How is Lauren to decide? It seems like the Keurig has a lot of votes. If she’s looking for longevity, this is not it. I’ve never seen one of these that lasted more than a couple of years, and with a price tag of $150, that’s not a good return on investment. I can honestly say, every one I have ever touched is either dead now or on its way. And to spare you the soapbox talk, let me just say all those plastic cups are not good for the environment, and probably not our health either. The Keurig is like a flashy movie star. They look good on TV, but would you really want to live with them?
The Senseo machine still has the ease of the pods, but not plastic ones, and the machines last a long time. It looks as though he’ll bend over backwards (or forward) to make you a good cup of coffee. Less expensive too. This guy looks good, probably works out regularly and I bet he would go dumpster diving with me. I can tell he’s into art too.
Krups and Cuisinart were also mentioned, but I don’t know much about those. I’m the one that made the Pasquini comment. You can read my cost analysis and purchase info on that, as it was a tough, yet easy decision.
So what did Lauren buy?
Another simple Mr. Coffee. We can learn a lot from Lauren. I didn’t get all of the details on how she arrived at this decision, but it’s a good one. Oh, the paradox of choice. So much to choose from, yet sometimes the best choice is simplicity. :)