It’s early morning and I’m the only one awake, for now. It’s still dark outside and I’m walking softly across the kitchen floor. I don’t want to wake the rest of the family as these are just a few, precious, quiet moments before the day begins.
First things, first. Coffee.
I open up my Keurig coffee maker, put in a K-Cup pod of my favourite Breakfast Blend and close the lid and hear the piercing of the foil lid. I set the coffee size to my usual setting. It’s two-shy of the largest one so I get a lot of flavour and still have a sippable mug of hot coffee to drink while I sit down and get through a chapter of the autobiography of Ansel Adams that my friend sent me from back home in the UK. It’s a thick book that I just love to pick up but rarely dedicate enough time to sink into.
Usually, by the time I’ve finished my first coffee of the day, I hear my daughter’s bedroom door open and she bounds out like a well-rested baby tiger. Her hair is huge and she’s full of smiles.
She fills me up with happiness and reminds me of my purpose. We hug and I put my book away. As she clings to me, I try and negotiate breakfast. She wants the cereal we ran out of, I make myself toast with peanut butter and she eats it. Then she settles in front of the TV for one short show, I clean up the breakfast things and get myself ready for work.
As part of the cleanup, I grab the used K-Cup pod from the coffee maker and take off the foil. The coffee grounds now cooled go into the green bin, or straight onto my garden. Recently I’ve been adding them to my roses which are starting to bud. The plastic part that held the coffee and kept it fresh is recyclable, so can go straight into the blue bin (the filter can remain), ready for collection.
All the crusts that my daughter refuses to eat get thrown out for the birds. They barely land before grabbing them and flying off again. Recently, the crows have been thanking me with a few sticks as gifts. I’m waiting for something a little more shiny, but we have a good thing going right now.
Thanks to the lovely people at Keurig, I’m giving away a Keurig® K-Select® coffee maker, selection of recyclable K-Cup® pods, Keurig® travel mug, and My K-Cup® Universal Reusable Filter.
Simply enter below, and don’t forget to share with anyone else who you think would love a Keurig morning.
Here’s a little more from Keurig Canada about their social and environmental leadership:
• Recyclable K-Cup® pods: Our K-Cup® pods are made from #5 plastic, a material accepted in most municipal recycling programs, and can be found throughout the country in your favourite brands and varieties. Currently recyclable in select locations.
• Earth: As a coffee company, we’re deeply connected to the earth, and we’ve set ambitious goals to reduce our environmental impact because we’re passionate about doing our part to protect the earth, for generations to come.
• Coffee: As a coffee company, our impact extends across a global supply chain – from the beans that are harvested and
roasted to the brewer that is sitting on your counter. We’re committed to the people and places that support our products.
• Community: Our employees are one of our most important resources. And our communities are our greatest partners.
When we work together, we can deliver on our commitment to strengthen families and communities.
Disclaimer: I’d like to thank my lovely friends at Keurig Canada for keeping me fully caffeinated and for supporting this post. They also are being very generous by supplying the prizes for the giveaway!