If you are an RV52.com newsletter subscriber (here is how you subscribe) I had told you I would go check out the K-Cups from Amazon.com. I also “panned” the Starbucks Verismo – at least from the aspect of can it make the foo foo drinks – it was too costly per drink and the per drink “delicious” factor just wasn’t there.
By the way, I’m a big believer in Amazon Prime for the RVer since RVers are very mobile, don’t always know the local stores, and may be far enough away from good shopping that they don’t have an alternative. Specific to COFFEE, I think RVers might really enjoy being able to have fancy coffees of all different types so these darned Keurigs makes sense to me.
For those that aren’t in the “coffee” know, K-cups are a form factor (correct size, shape, content) to fit brewing machines from Keurig that are really found EVERYWHERE. Other manufacturers also license the rights to use K-cups so you can find other makers as well. But what you do is you pop a K-cup into a slot on the brewer, close a door, insert your coffee cup, then press a button and in about 10-30 seconds you get really super good coffee, super fresh and super easy. No cleanup, no filters, no muss. It is really cool. Starbucks is offering something similar, but it isn’t an industry standard – it stands by itself.
I ordered these K-cups from Amazon (I get a tiny commission from Amazon at no cost to you if you buy after clicking on this link):
The price was about $1.00 per 8 ounce drink. If you equate to a $4.50 Starbucks Mocha, you would need two K-cups which would cost you $2.00 – way cheaper than Starbucks.
Well, I can tell you that these K-Cups are delicious. They aren’t quite the real coffee shop mocha, but for a drip drink, made at home for a $1.00, they are a GREAT substitute. I can recommend them with strength and gusto!!!