My longest lasting relationship came to an abrupt and painful end this past weekend and for a moment I thought I would never be able to recover from the loss.
After 17 years, my Cuisinart coffee maker died, quietly, peacefully, she sputtered, out a few drops of black goo and then went dark.
Panic went through my body when I realized I would have to walk three blocks to get a cup of hot Dunkin Donuts coffee and actually put on shoes to make this trek a reality.
Not being one to dwell on the past, as I sipped my cup of morning gold, I started to research the future and what type of relationship I wanted with the next coffee maker.
Come to find out a lot has changed over the last 17 years! As I Googled, I learned about the vast sea of options out there for the sophisticated coffee drinker, and also guys like me. There are Bluetooth coffee makers, that you can download recipes from an app and then program what you want to drink from the app and the coffee maker will make it for you at the touch of a button($500). The options are as endless as the types of coffee that flood the shelves.
It’s a brave new coffee making world, whatever you want, whatever your tastes, there is a coffee maker for you. I was becoming overwhelmed: single serve, espresso, travel mug, French press, swipe left for strong, swipe right for latte, how do you know what will be right for you!!!
Thank God, Google does a majority of the thinking for us these days, as I was blasting through review after review, Google must have also looked at my search history, put two and two together and brought up a picture of Sofia Vergara drinking coffee…not in a bathing suit? Huh? How could I not click?
There she was smiling and sipping away at a cup of coffee with her perfect lipstick and super tight dress….Time lapse as I also had to Google her in bathing suit, working out, run way ready and sweaty… But yes, I did eventually get back to coffee and Sofia drinking what looked like an amazing cup of coffee.
What brought so much joy to Sofia and how could I be a part of that much happiness? It wasn’t the lighting or the amazing make up artist, it was in fact the Ninja Coffee Bar Single Serve System. A system for making coffee, just like a coffee bar without the hipster beards and tattoos, it sounded too good to be true! And for $159.00, that was a 15 year investment that I wanted to make.
NOTE: This isn’t a sponsored post. I actually bought this and wanted to share my experience with you. NOTE AGAIN: If the kind folks want to in fact send Sofia over one morning to have coffee that would be nice.
After Googling Sofia exercising, I read a bunch of reviews on the Ninja Coffee Bar Single Serve System and decided it was time to “move on” from the past and head into the future, so I bought one.
The set up was easy, though people over 40 might want to remember to have their reading glasses handy, because that type is small.
This baby has it all, it is a system. I can make one cup, a travel mug, a half carafe, a full carafe, set a time, use the milk frothier, it even has a special scoop thingy that tells you how much to measure out depending on the serving you want to drink.
Despite it being a “system” the ease of use is what made me happy out of the box. I am getting to the age where technology and I are starting to argue. The Ninja Coffee Bar Single Serve System, is high tech, but user friendly and by the way, makes a great cup of coffee, which at the end of the day is the point.
There are a lot of additional gadgets you can buy to enhance your Ninja Coffee Bar Single Serve System experience, like a ceramic carafe but out of the box, this is ready to set up, press a button and make you a great cup of coffee.
Let’s consider this my first Father’s Day gift idea/review. Yup. It’s that time of year again. This is a great gift idea for a dad who likes coffee.
I am not sure if Sofia will ever show up to hang out and talk coffee with me, but while I wait, I am comforted in the fact that I will have a nice warm cup of tasty coffee to keep me company for the next decade or so.