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Coffee machines

#21

I provide a Keurig coffee maker and pods.
We don’t offer kitchen access, so it sits on a chrom e wire shelving unit in the hallway with a hot water pot, microwave, mini refrigerator, dishes and utensils.

I don’t like the sustainability of the pods, but with a lack of space it it checks the box for “coffee provided.” I considered a French press or a small drip coffee maker, but the disposal of grounds and rinsing in the bathroom sink didnt work for me. I do wash the dirty dishes daily.

Guests use the Keurig a bit, but that’s all. I was concerned about the cost, but it has been very reasonable.

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#22

I just can’t believe how stupid some people are. I also had some who tried to light up an electric candle at my house.

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#23

I have 3 rooms with a shared kitchen only used by the B&B.

I would never have a Keurig for myself, or paid full price for one for the B&B, but when it was $15 at a yard sale, it was a no-brainer. No one messing up the sink, no spilled grounds on the floor. I buy the Costsco “Pacific Bold” pods, which are a decent dark roast coffee, and no one has complained. I provide 2 of the reusable pods for folks that want to bring or buy their own coffee (our town has 2 really good coffee roasters). It’s been operating for a year without problems.

At another yard sale, I paid $5 for an almost new Cuisinart electric kettle, and so far no one has tried to heat it on the electric stove. I provide tea bags that include Tips for the Brits, as well as herbal teas, Earl Grey, and Chai Spice.

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#24

Hint: Many of us prefer Yorkshire Tea.

Just sayin’ :wink:

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#26

Yay, Yorkshire Gold :slight_smile:

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I use Senseo style pods, one makes a small pot. I also buy empty paper pods and fill them with local coffees. I write the name on the edge of the pod with food safe ink. Not necessarily something everyone wants to do, but I enjoy it and the guests seem happy with it. The pods are compostable in our backyard composter.

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#28

Only pod-types, only second hand. I scored a brand new $130 Keurig on Facebook Marketplace for $50, yay me! So much easier to clean up after, IMHO. I have the refillable pods if guests bring their own coffee, but I also supply Newman’s Own (bought in bulk at Costco) ones.

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#29

Do your guests have access to a kitchen? I have a French Press… and guests have access to the kitchen, so no need to worry about cleaning it in the bathroom sink.

#30

IKR!? Some guests tried lighting an LED candle in one of my houses!

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