*Today’s post was made possible by Keurig, and features gifted product for the purposes of a candid review. All opinions are my own.
In case you didn’t know, I actually gave up coffee about 10 months ago in the hopes that it would help me get better sleep. Amazingly, it worked like a charm, and the other unintentional benefit is that I stopped getting bad headaches. Who knew?! I think I had initially set out on the experiment planning for it to fail, but it ended up working so well that I never looked back. I haven’t had caffeinated tea or coffee ever since.
I knew that I was going to miss the experience of drinking coffee and having it as part of my morning routine, so I immediately swapped it out for decaffeinated peppermint tea (Refresh Mint from Tazo is my favorite!). Even with that yummy replacement in the morning, I still found myself craving the taste of coffee. So, I eventually added an occasional decaf coffee to my afternoon routine. I think I have maybe 2-3 cups of decaf coffee during the week whenever I feel myself craving comfort. It has been so nice and satisfying, and the best news is that it doesn’t mess with my sleep.
We recently replaced our bulky countertop coffee maker with the K-Mini Single Serve Coffee Maker from Keurig, and it has been another lifestyle swap that has paid off big time. This coffee maker is super slim, which means we gained back quite a bit of counter space, and I actually prefer that it’s a single serve brewer because that means there isn’t stagnant water sitting in a tank for days at a time until it’s used up in our mugs. Something about that doesn’t sound very clean, so I love that we have to put fresh water in every time to brew our cups of joe (John still drinks regular caffeinated coffee every morning, by the way).
The extra cool thing about this coffee maker is that you can customize the design of the surround! There are multiple pre-loaded patterns to choose from for your coffee maker, whether you’re a fan of geometric designs and holiday patterns, or mod arches and plaid.
Since I tend to run the show with design around our house and since John uses the coffee maker more than I do, I let him pick the pattern. In the end, he went with a terrazzo-inspired design that we tweaked together to match the colors of our kitchen (you can customize the colors of practically every speckle!). If you wanted to, you have the option to order a monogrammed coffee maker or add a favorite motto/saying to the side of the machine. Check out all of the options here!
We genuinely have loved this upgrade. I guess it’s technically a bit of a “downgrade” since we chose a smaller size machine than our last one, but it just fits our current lifestyle so much better. The retro custom design is definitely a solid upgrade, though, and I absolutely love the way it looks in our mid-century kitchen. Are you a regular coffee drinker? Let me know in the comments!