Let’s get something straight: I am a girl with very few vices. I don’t smoke, I don’t drink much at all and I have gambled only once in my 40 years.
I do some pretty clean livin’. Except for coffee. I drink 3-4 cups per day, both iced and hot. If you tried to take coffee away from me, I’d get the shakes in a major way.
And my husband is my biggest enabler. Not only does he make my first cup of coffee each day, but he also bought me my second-favorite kitchen appliance: the Keurig.
For the record, and because I get this question not infrequently, we have the Keurig B65 Special Edition Brewing System. I like that it gives me the option to brew three sizes (or, concentrations) of coffee, the ability to remove the base and use a travel mug and that it has a 60 oz water reservoir. The smaller 48 oz reservoir would just not work for us. With this one, we only have to refill the water once a day. I realize that filling the reservoir isn’t a big deal, but I’m a stickler for efficiency. #colormerigid
You gotta know that, upon receiving the Keurig for my birthday, I immediately set to figuring out what our K-cup storage accessory of choice would be. #favoritepartoftheprocess
What I’d started out wanting was this one, which I still think is handy. You can buy just one, or buy more and stack them. Because the Keurig unit sits right on top, you can save counter space. And I love saving counter space.
But, then I read some reviews that mentioned that the drawers lifted the unit up so high that it didn’t fit under the cabinet anymore. (I’m so bad at spacial visualization that, until I read that in a review, I hadn’t even remotely thought about that being a problem. #missingapartofmybrain #havemadesomeembarrassingmistakes
Given my that there are cabinets above every inch of my kitchen counter, this was a problem. (By the way, a lot of people are curious as to which granite or subway tiles we have or how we feel about living with white, painted cabinets. You can read about our remodel here. #moneywellspent)
Next, I considered this solution, the K-cup carousel.
But, it somehow felt too commercial to me. And, I just knew that once it wasn’t fully stocked, the empty slots would bug me endlessly. #knowthyself
I then happened upon this little jewel and I have to say, I love it. I love it so much I’ve been caught lovingly petting it. It’s absolutely the perfect fit for our particular kitchen set up.
It holds 54 cups in 3 drawers. I use the top for our every day coffee (Peet’s Major Dickason’s), the second for my favorite dark hot chocolate, which is my nightly 50-calorie sweet treat and the third drawer for teas, decaf coffees (I have family who only drink decaf, so I buy it under duress) and other sweet drinks like chai lattes.
I also like that it leaves room on top to store a couple of mugs for easy access.
I then (obviously) keep all other coffee-making tools (sugar, sweeteners, syrups, etc) in the cabinet above the Keurig for further easy access. Honestly, where else would I keep that stuff? “I keep the rest of the coffee-making tools in the shed out back.” Right. #notgonnahappen
So that’s it, the little wire organization tool that makes me happy (and keeps me overly caffeinated) each and every day.
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