Um... I've been slacking on the blog posts lately... Sorry! I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas, Bryan and I sure did!!! Our families were beyond generous to us!!! I definitely got some very Fab Finds under my tree this year. The first of them is the Cuisinart Grind & Brew coffee maker.
Bryan is what I call a "coffee snob" and we can only drink freshly ground coffee beans, not the pre-ground stuff. I admit, the fresh ground does taste better, but the whole beans annoy me for two reasons. 1.) I find it the biggest pain in the ass to grind the beans in a grinder, and then transfer them to the coffee maker. It adds a full two minutes to the coffee making process and I am far too impatient for that. 2.) They cost about $10/bag/week. I am far to cheap for that.
Well, one of my annoyances has been alleviated. Enter Cuisinart Grind & Brew, the 12-cup PROGRAMMABLE coffee maker. (Our old coffee maker was not programmable, so this is very exciting to me.) With this coffee maker, you put the water, filter and beans into one machine, press the button and *poof* The coffee maker grinds the beans FOR YOU and then MAKES THE COFFEE. ALL AT ONCE. NO TRANSFERRING BEANS!
It's a little on the pricey side, $99, but I find it totally worth the investment that Santa made. :)
You can find this Fab Find here: http://www.cuisinart.com/products/coffee_bar/dgb-550bk.html