Waking up in the morning sucks.

I’ve resigned myself to the idea that getting up on time will never, ever be totally pleasant in today’s world due to the constant demands of modern life and the erratic sleep schedules that we have.

That said, once I’m out of bed I want to wake up as quickly as possible and be supercharged to get to work. And I’ve found a way to do that.

Once the initial hell of getting out of bed is done, there is one more challenge to surmount: making my coffee.

Now if making coffee was a long and tedious process, then I’d be less likely to get out of bed. But I’ve discovered a way to get me motivated to get in the morning despite the unpleasantness. I can get fired up and brew a perfect cup of coffee in less than 2 minutes, and you can too.

The best way to get up in the morning is by running to the kitchen and creating your wake-up cup of coffee by using the speedy and efficient Keurig K10 Mini Home Brewing System.

It sounds like a mouthful, but this state-of-the-art appliance is a what a modern coffee maker should be.

Coffee makers have grown up, and they are no longer those bulky, cheap appliances that take forever to brew and require you to deal with the uncertainty of coffee filters and improper balances of coffee grains.

With the K10, you know you have an instant and perfect cup of coffee.

I first saw these new appliances in banks, but now I own one. And you can have one too in your very own home without a luxury price tag.

How to brew a cup of coffee in less than two minutes with the Keurig K10

You can use any size cup or mug you want, as long as it will fit under the nozzle.

Just fill your cup or mug with water, and pour that water into the K10. You will get exactly that amount of coffee back.

Next, you insert the coffee pod in.

These are neat little inventions by Keurig that are a single-serving cup with the coffee and filter combined. Now, they are expensive, but you don’t have to use them. You can buy a permanent K-cup instead and save yourself huge money and use your own coffee.keurig-k10-home-brewing-system-review-02

Lastly, you push the Brew button and in less than 2 minutes your perfect cup of warm coffee is ready, and you can start waking up immediately.

Save yourself money on those expensive K-cups

Now Keurig made an excellent product, but like I said, it charges premium for its coffee cup filters. The good news though is that you don’t HAVE to pay those luxury prices for the coffee cups. Read on for a better solution.

Keurig’s gimmick is similar to how printer companies will sell you a modestly-priced printer, but then slam you with having to rebuy expensive printer ink cartridges. However, what those printer companies will never tell you is that you can actually buy your own cheap ink and re-fill the ink cartridge yourself.

We can do the same thing with the K10. You can cheat the system and by your very own permanent K-cup, and not only will you never have to pay for one again, but you can fill it with whatever kind of coffee YOU want.

That way, you get the best of both worlds. An instant cup of your personal favorite brand of coffee.

Now back when I first discovered the K10, I hastily invented my own K-cup by re-using one of the “official” plastic coffee cups. I ripped off the label, rinsed it out, inserted my own coffee, and then put plastic foil wrap over the top.

Putting foil on a refilled K-cup
Putting foil on a refilled K-cup

It mostly worked like a charm, and I was both shocked and pleased at my discovery. But there was one tiny problem:

Coffee grounds were leaking into my cup.

To solve this, I turned to the wonderful world of internet inventions and made the small investment in a permanent K-cup made specifically to use my own coffee, without having to pay so much for the ready-made coffee filter cups.

Now I’ve never been happier with the K10, since I solved this dilemma.

Any flaws?

There is just ONE thing I don’t like about the K10, and it’s so nitpicky I hate to even mention it.

But the unit does leak every once in a while…if you forget to dump out the drip tray.

Fortunately, I’m letting you know right now that all you have to do is slip out the bottom tray, dump it, and re-insert it every few days, and you will never again have a problem with leaks or drips from the K10. There are some customers out there who have erroneously complained about the K10 leaking, but they are mistaken. The K10 itself is not to blame. It’s their own fault for not emptying out the drip tray.

Don’t be one of those people. Just be smart, and the K10 could actually be a great investment for you.

You’ll never have to worry about leaving a giant pot of coffee lying around to go stale, and you can have a warm cup of your favorite coffee on demand.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been hurrying out the door, and brewed my coffee in the time it took to slip my coat and shoes on.

It really does make my life a lot easier, and it actually makes getting up in the morning more fun!

The best way to get it

Now you can go through the effort of searching for this device at retail stores, or you can go ahead and buy the K10 online at its certain intended price AND choose the exact color you want.

Second, you could always just buy regular K-cups, but who wants to spend $50 a month just on coffee?

Even if you rinse out and re-use the cups with tin foil, I will warn you that this can still cause a bit of coffee ground leakage into your coffee cup, AND the filter will wear out eventually.

A better way is to simply invest in an inexpensive, but permanent stainless steel K-cup like I did.  I bought the Ekobrew Stainless Steel Elite Cup, and it works great. It’s slightly more expensive than Keurig’s own permanent K-cups, but it solves the leakage problem those have and it will last you until the end of time. It costs about $15 for a lifetime, and if you order it with the K10 then you will get free shipping on Amazon. And you’ll never have to worry about buying coffee filters again.

Overall, then, you can have the entire K10 Mini home brewery system, minus the hassle of buying any cups or filters, all for about $85.

Then you can just fill it up with whatever coffee you want.


The K10 is a great value for the money and a great time-saver. I honestly have no desire to go back to traditional coffee makers. These Keurigs are the wave of the future.

It might sound silly, but in fact I feel a great surge of satisfaction waking up in the morning, knowing that I can so quickly brew a cup of coffee without much waiting or hassle. It greatly reduces the hesitation with getting out of bed, and there is something just so warm and sentimental about getting a perfect cup brewed just for yourself.

Go ahead and try it, and you’ll see what I mean.

You can order the Keurig K10 Mini Home Brewing System online right here.

And you can get the Ekobrew Stainless Steel Elite Cup here.

We’re very close

Enjoy waking up again,

James Mast

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