As a recent bride, I observed single-serve coffee brewers gaining ubiquity among peers’ registry lists. Nearly all my friends now enjoy the convenient pick-me-up afforded by the Buick of a coffeemaker parked in a space formerly reserved for kitchen prep.
According to a 2014 National Coffee Association coffee drinking trends survey, 29 percent of respondents who drank coffee said they used a single-cup brewer, up nearly 50 percent from the previous year.
Per usual, I bucked the trend because how convenient can a Keurig be when you still have the same amount of steps?
- Add coffee
- Add water
(but seriously, we all know the real reason is I’m just too cheap to shell out for K-cups)
IT’S PLUMBED, PEOPLE! Inserting a K-Cup become the only step of your morning coffee routine, as the refrigerator’s dispenser supplies fresh, filtered water for every cup with no need to refill. One-step coffee. Game-changer.
Better yet, using your refrigerator as your coffeemaker means you can reclaim your coveted counter space.
The partnership evolved from the GE Café French-door refrigerator with a hot water dispenser (also cool for tea drinkers or baby bottle preparers) after current owners saw coffee brewing as the refrigerator’s natural progression and suggested it to GE.
If you want to talk about really fancy, your mobile device connects to the fridge so you can preset your brew time so the water in the reservoir heats up in anticipation of your groggy self impatiently pushing the button the next morning.
Side note: Miele began selling a built-in coffee system years ago that had the ability to work with coffee pods