Monday, September 22, 2008

I love you, Mr. Coffee

We've been in the market for a new coffee maker for a while now, and this weekend we went out and finally bit the bullet. Our previous coffee pot looked something like this:
It made - gasp - only 4 cups, and it had one button: off or on. Your only choice: Do you want coffee or not? It took me less than a minute to make coffee in the morning, and since I only drink 2 cups, it was perfect for me. Not so perfect for the other coffee drinking person who lives in this house, or if we had more than 2 guests over. Whatever.

So off to Target we went in search of our new liquid crack machine. When we arrived in the designated aisle, I couldn't believe what I saw - What were all these shiny buttons? Is that a...clock? On a coffee pot? And get a load of this - did you know you can actually set a timer on your coffee maker and have it start making coffee before you even wake up??? And guys, I'm kind of embarrassed to admit this, but I didn't even know that they had permanent coffee filters. As you can probably tell, I've been drinking my coffee back in 1979 or something. But I had no problem with our little Mr. Coffee from back in the day. I think it's nice to keep things simple sometimes, you know?

Somehow, this is the one we ended up getting:

Ho. Lee. Shit. This coffee maker does not fuck around. It has a timer, a program feature, an alarm and you can select your brew strength. This mofo cranks out 12 cups of coffee in like, 3 minutes! It has a permanent filter (just doin' our part for mama earth, ya'll), a water filter and this crazy little knob that lets you select the temperature on the coffee plate. The only down side? It took me 5 minutes to figure out how to turn this bitch on today. I'm pretty sure I heard the smug laughter from the old coffee pot we shoved away under the counter. Jerk.


Dan Brantley said...

Sometimes I wonder about all of this "choice." I'm happy to see you got the wham-damn-doodle of coffee makers there - But I have to admit I like my old-style unit with an on/off button. It doesn't even have an automatic shut-off and will create a nice coffee toffee if left on too long. And I suppose I am a luddite, since I also only use one cycle out of four on my washer and only one of the cycles out of three on the dryer.

Heinous said...

I have the plate temp thing on mine too. It rocks. I would gladly stalk your new coffee maker though. I may go back to your post and stare at it for a while. said...

Wow! Niiiice! My coffee maker is so old it's telling me stories of the last depression...



{{{{{{{{ hugs }}}}}}}}}

and drink up!

Vodka Mom said...

oh jesus. I'll be right over for a cup.

Lux said...

Wow, that looks like a high-tech coffee machine. My dad's is just black and doesn't do much. ;-)

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Very nice coffee maker. I don't think i could manage with a 4 cup one. That's like a mug & a half of coffee. Mine has a nice insulated pot that keeps the coffee warm without heating it. It's dying & I can't find another like it in my price range:(

Petra said...

Hmm, now if it could just pleasure me and do the laundry, I would be one happy lady!

Congrats on your rad purchase!

Chat Blanc said...

omg I know!! I hate it when my small appliances outsmart me. which happens a lot actually. :P

Deb on the Rocks said...

OOooooo, ahhhhhh, that is steamy sexy goodness robot java love! I want.

Athena said...

Dan - Its all about personal choices. Simplification is definitely a good thing!

Heiinous - I am still figuring out how to work the plate temp thingy, but it seems interesting...and dont worry, the pics not goin' anywhere ;)

Zyriana - LOL and I thought my last one was bad! ;) Thanks!

VM - Come on over!! I have 10 extra cups to spare!

Lux - Yeah, it has a lot of bells and whistles for something that does a simple task! Sometimes simplicity is the key :)

Stacey - I saw the insulated pot kind but I am wary of things I do not know ;) Goodluck finding another!

Petra - woman, you now have me fantasizing about a coffee pot! Maybe we could come up with a prototype??

Chat blanc - hahahaha you're hilarious! Its so unfortunate, isnt it?!

Deb - Come on over, I got lots of steamy robot love to go around!

JD at I Do Things said...


I think.

It looks and sounds exactly like mine. I love the warmer feature. I haven't used the timer yet, because I'm a freak about "fresh" water.

JD at I Do Things