Post # 1
MY COFFEE MAKER STOPPED WORKING. Turned on, but didn’t brew a thing! I’ll get a new one later today but I could not handle the calamity without coffee, so I brewed some on the stove in a saucepot like a pioneer and then poured it into my coffeemaker’s filter to filter the grounds out. LOLLLLLLL. But it was pretty good!
I need to go register for a Keurig or something.
Post # 3
YES on the Keurig. Ohh. my favorite wedding gift ever! Darling Husband doesn’t even like coffee, but he uses it daily for hot tea.
You will love it!
So sorry to hear about the death of your coffeemaker. Sadly, I recently had to send my Hoover to the big vaccuum in the sky. Sad day!
Post # 4
My future in-laws got us a keurig for Christmas and we LOVE it. It sits on our kitchen counter like the favorite appliance child and all our other appliances are jealous of all the attention it gets. But yeah. . . I would be bummed with no coffee too!
Post # 5
We used our last filter this morning, and emotions were running high.
Oh coffee addiction, how you rule me.
Post # 6
Get a French Press, even if you regularly use a coffee maker, its ideal for situations like that, and you can get one for less than $30! 🙂
Post # 7
Good for you! I would never have thought to take it to the stove-top!
Our coffee maker did this to us last year. Darling Husband and I were all set to invest in a BUNN (yay!) but right before we were about to place our order, my Dad suggested a heavy duty cleaning so I went along with it, because we do typically clean ours, but with his suggestions… it worked 🙁 No Bunn for us…
A note on Keurig’s… being the cheapskate that I am, I bought the least expensive K-Cups I could find my last shopping trip and couldn’t believe that it was actually instant coffee inside? It brewed suuuper dark for the first second, then shot out clear water the rest of the cup, and had a really chemically aroma. Ew. Lesson learned.
Post # 8
aah this happened to me recently too! thankfully i have a french press for backup!
Post # 9
hahaha. This is why we have a french press!
Post # 10
I rock the french press. It makes some of the best coffee you will ever taste. Yum! I think I am going to register for an 8 cup one (I currently have a “three”—>really two cup one) because last time my mom was visiting she drank like 10 little french presses each morning and was complaining how we were making light of her coffee addiction…lol.
Post # 12
@ohheavenlyday: I LOVE your dedication!! I wo uld just stomp around and pout i think! (in all acutality i have a french press and a coffee maker…so i would just use the press…*yum yum*)
Post # 13
This happened to me a few weeks ago. My keurig died. I was not a happy camper. We did have our old coffee pot in the cupboard though, so I pulled it out, only to discover that Fiance took all our regular coffee grinds to work with him. Grr…I made Fiance bring me home a coffee when he was done running his errands. Gotta have my morning coffee – mmmm!
Post # 14
I think I would have sent my Darling Husband to the corner store to get us coffee if that happened to me!!!!
Post # 15
We got an Aeropress for Christmas and are converts…it works a lot like an espresso machine but without the foam wand. It costs something like $20 and makes AWESOME coffee; we packed away the espresso machine and have been doing Americanos with this. It’s so much easier to clean up, and you can use the filters twice by just rinsing in between to save a little money and keep a little trash out of the landfill if you’re so inclined (it uses little paper filters like a regular drip machine does). Love it!
I have also had to resort to what we call “cowgirl coffee” in a pinch–you are smart to do it in the pot on a stove! I’ve always put the grounds in a Nalgene, poured in boiling water, covered (screw down the cover), and swing the Nalgene around in circles to get the grounds to pull themselves to the bottom of the container. Open and serve, trying to keep the sludge at the bottom and not in your mug. Works great for hiking trips!
Post # 16
Ugh I understand. Our coffeemaker fizzed out two mornings ago. Luckily, my SIL had given us a box of those Starbuck’s Via instant coffee packet things (which are surprisingly good), so I wasn’t without coffee, but we had to take a shopping trip that evening.