Chris and I are the yellowed teeth, give me some coffee, can't start my day without a cup kind. Not really. He likes a cup on cold mornings and thinks of it as a dessert item and could drink a cup right before going to bed. I on the other hand, try my best not to drink it daily and only like it when it is overwhelmed by all that is bad for you or when I know I am going to need a kick in the rear to get me through the day.
But, we do like us some coffee and want a coffee maker. However, we go back and forth on what kind. Currently on the registry we have this:
Whoever invented this fine machine, I would like to kiss on the mouth (maybe not, after all they invented a coffee machine, stinky inky). However, my mother and grandmother both have these little get ups and we both love them. I love how I can select a flavor and it is ready in no time. Chris sees it as a toy and has as many cups as possible, kidding Chris. This is a lovely item seeing as how we don't really drink in excess and clean up appears to be a breeze.
However, the boxes of coffee can get a little pricey. Also, if you have a big group over you have to provide several choices rather than, "Would you like some coffee?" and then wait for the cups to be completed one at a time. Plus, I have read reviews and some love it and some feel they don't last.
Then there is this little ditty we contemplated:
A legit coffee maker. Let's face it, Bunns are great. They brew in like three minutes, they last forever, Panera has them... need I say more? We do not want a coffee maker that grinds and brews (I have heard that clean up is a pain and they are huge), and while the whole self timer concept is nice, when it brews in three minutes you have no room to complain.
However, as stated previously, I like my coffee tainted with sugar, cream, and any syrup I can get my hands on. Plus, we wouldn't drink an entire pot. We bounced around the idea of registering for both, but who wants to store two coffee makers? So, now is your time to rise and speak out coffee drinkers! Which do you prefer, old school or the new guy?