Our old one, which we got as a wedding present 8 years ago, was close to giving up the ghost. It would chug along quite loudly and s-l-o-w-l-y produce a pot of coffee, so we thought it was time to replace it before it quit working altogether. I would've loved to get one of those single-serving machines, like a Tassimo or a Keurig, but it just wouldn't have been practical for what we need. We usually make a full pot (or close to it) on the weekends, so we still would've needed a regular coffee maker in addition to the single-serve. What I like about this one is that it has a built-in hot water dispenser, so I can put away my kettle and have one less thing sitting on the counter (I like to have tea or hot chocolate or instant cappuccino in the afternoon when the kids have snack).
When we took it out of the box yesterday, Annika took advantage of it sitting on the counter (before we plugged it in), and played "Starbucks" for a while.
|Setting up shop|
|Caramel macchiato anyone?|
Anyways, back to the coffeemaker - Annika found one more thing to play with this morning, after I had told her she couldn't play with the machine anymore.
|Can't let a good box (and a good hiding spot) go to waste, right?|
So who wants to come over for coffee? :)