December 8, 2010 by Dana
I am NOT a morning person. When my alarm goes off I groan. And moan. And hit snooze. Three times.
By the time I actually do get out of bed, shower, and get ready for work, I have exactly 17 minutes before I have to be at work. Which is precisely how long it takes me to drive there.
Needless to say, I don’t have time at my apartment in the morning for frivolous things. Like breathing breakfast. Or coffee.
In fact, I don’t even have a coffee maker. While I do like the occasional cup with dessert, or an iced coffee as a treat in the summer, it’s really not worth me having a big coffee maker taking up precious counter space for such rare instances.
So when the kind folks at Melitta Coffee offered to send me a Ready Set Joe, which would enable me to make an instantly brewed cup of coffee without a maker, I was intrigued. I was wondering exactly what you are probably wondering right now: What the heck is a Ready Set Joe?
nosy curious person that I am, I accepted their offer. Within a couple of days I had my Ready Set Joe, as well as some of Melitta’s new Café Collection Coffee, in hand.
I have to say, the Ready Set Joe is a pretty cool little contraption!
Basically, it’s just a mug and a plastic piece that looks like the top portion of a coffee maker (where the filter would go), that fits right on top of the mug.
You put the filter in the plastic piece, and put your ground coffee into the filter…
slowly pour almost boiling water on top of the grounds…
and by the time it filters through…
you have a freshly brewed individual cup of coffee!
For anyone that doesn’t have their own coffee maker, but does like the occasional cup of coffee, the Ready Set Joe is definitely worth considering. All of the different versions of the product are available on the Melitta website, and cost under $10. Definitely a cute stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gift.
If you’re feeling lucky and would like to win a Ready Set Joe prize pack (including the Ready Set Joe and some of Melitta’s new Café Collection Coffee), you’ve come to the right place! Melitta has kindly offered to send a prize pack to one of my readers as well.
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