A coffee maker is my top pick for items you need if you are going away to school. I really don’t know anyone who can just drink instant coffee. I used to be one of those people until I started to appreciate coffee brewed from a coffee maker. There are different types of coffee makers to choose from. Canadian Tire has put together a great video to help you select your ideal coffee maker. However, I have also added 3 of my favourites.


For those who want something extra special, the KitchenAid Pour Over Coffee maker would be the perfect choice. It delivers full flavoured craft coffee with the automated convenience of a standard coffee maker. But that’s where the similarity ends. Drip machines continuously flood the brew basket thus diluting the flavour. This machine precisely heats and pulses the flow of water, steeping in the same manner as the manual pour over process, letting the grounds bloom. The results – often described as clean and fruity – allow you to taste all the complex layers of the coffee.




Keurig HOT Plus Series K200 Brewer, Turquoise 

This is the latest Keurig compact system. I especially like this turquoise colour. Brew your favourite coffee with the touch of a button with the Keurig HOT Plus Series K200 Brewer and brew from 4-30 oz (0.5 – 5 cups) with a 40 oz (1.19 L) water reservoir.



Keurig 2.0 K400

When one cup just isn’t enough, the revolutionary Keurig 2.0 K400 brewing system allows you to brew a single cup or a 4-cup carafe at the touch of a button. It’s designed to read each K-Cup or K-Carafe and select the ideal brewing process for your beverage. Other features include a full range of programmable settings, strength control, hot water on-demand, colour touch display, maintenance alerts and 70-oz water reservoir.




Keurig 2.0 – Cleaning your brewer

Here is a great video that shows you how to clean your Keurig 2.0 Click here to view.


How to Get Cooking with Coffee

A freshly brewed cup of Keurig coffee is fantastic on it’s own but adds a special layer of flavour when incorporated into recipes. Here’s a quick and easy coffee treat that combines two well-known Italian desserts. It’s sure to get rave reviews at the end of your next meal.

Do you have a favourite coffee maker? We would love to know!