I recently started a job in a corporate office. I personally was very excited because it is my first “real adult” job in my life. I love getting dressed every morning in sharp business professional attire and walking down the halls with my briefcase on the way to my very own cubicle. If you couldn’t tell already, it definitely makes me feel a little self-important and extremely fancy.
However, one of the drawbacks about working in the corporate world is that I no longer have the ability to take my time getting ready in the morning. I used to be able to dilly-dally and read the paper or watch the news while starting my day. This includes being able to surf the internet a little bit and brew a few cups of coffee before heading out the door. Now that I have a morning commute to worry about, as well as avoiding rush-hour traffic along that commute, I just don’t have the time to do any of that stuff. I have to be up, ready, and out the door– fast.
That’s why the Keurig coffee maker was such a smart purchase for me. I used to have to choose between brewing several cups of coffee at a time, or watching the pot to see when exactly enough had been made to fill my mug. Additionally, I could never seem to get it right because my mug holds more than one cup. It seemed like with my old coffee maker I was always making too much or not enough. I felt like the Goldilocks of coffee drinkers.
With my Keurig and the individualized cheap K cups, I no longer have to worry about that silly stuff. I pour in exactly the amount of water I need, and exactly the amount of coffee I want comes out. Not to mention it is totally delicious and takes less than a minute to brew. When I’m rushing out the door and on the way to work, one minute can make all the difference on whether I am five minutes early to the office or ten minutes late. Thanks to Keurig I don’t have to be stressed out about punctuality, because I know I’ll be on time every time. The fact that the Keurig coffee cheers me up and gets me ready to tackle my day is just an added bonus.
Finally, I have been able to make a solid impression with my bosses at work because I got them to be the newest converts to the Keurig way. In the office break room there used to be an old, poor quality, industrial sized coffee maker that spit out tepid brown water. Once I brought in my thermos full of Keurig and had my neighbors down the hall drooling from how good my beverage smelled, the office manager purchased a Keurig of our own. I may be known as the “coworker who is responsible for the awesome coffee maker” at work now, but hey, I’ll take it.