I finally bought a Keurig.
The answer is: convenience. Well, and because the alternatives were equally expensive.
My Starbucks bill was getting out of hand. I had a habit of stopping by on the morning dog walks. A medium Starbucks coffee is $2.55, which adds up. Don’t get me started on the food.
I was also buying coffee at work. The newsroom coffee is typically of questionable freshness. The additional threat of non-dairy creamer drove me to buy coffee from our cafeteria for $2.05 every day.
Keurigs were on sale at Target this week, so I held my nose and made the purchase. The Keurig that I bought was discounted $20 and came with a $15 gift card, so the purchase didn’t feel too horrible.
I then discovered that we have a Keurig in the office, which is why I am highly caffeinated now. I have gum and mouthwash at my cubicle, so the only awkwardness is during over-long conference calls.
Whether this actually ends up saving me money is TBD.