We recently suffered a loss in our family… It’s been hard and we’ve been coping as best we can, but there’s little that can be done to get past the deep feelings of grief and loss… from our Keurig machine breaking down! Alright, my apologies for tugging at your heart strings, but coffee is pretty damn important in my daily routine.
I’ve had a coffee pod machine for years, in some iteration or another, and I got the first one in 2013 as a gift to my wife. We’ve had one model or another since then. A few weeks ago, we started to notice that our Keurig machine started brewing a much lower amount than it used to. All “pod”-based coffee machines tend to succumb to various issues over time, including erosion or corrosion of their inner tubings and workings. Most of them have to be descaled and clean on a regular basis, but eventually even that no longer works.
I had the genius idea of taking our current machine apart and seeing if I could clean its inner workings myself. But once the bottom panels were removed and I got a look inside, I was taken aback by the amount of electronic components it contained. I’m not a big fan of trying to fix something electronic that uses water, so we “retired” the machine. It was a pretty nice one, as it only held enough water for a single cup, preventing the usual issues that come with a large canister of water.
It got me to thinking about the little, everyday pleasures that we take for granted. With most things closed for business, doing something as simple as enjoying an espresso on the terrace of a local coffee shop can’t happen. So, it’s important to find some new “little pleasures” in your everyday life that you can indulge, despite the current issues facing the world.
Coffee and caffeinated drinks are a pretty customized and personalized experience in our household, with my wife and I preferring different blends and brews of coffees. This presents a challenge when faced with only one coffee machine. But we’re making it work (especially since I enjoy an energy drink, first thing in the morning) and their are bigger problems in life. Stay caffeinated, people! ☯