I love my Keurig, have I mentioned that 437 times yet?), I do have to admit that there are downfalls to my obsession as well.
First of all, the ease and convenience is great... when I'm at home. Once I leave the house and am faced with scooping grounds and buying filters, it all seems like twice as much work since I've so used to coffee without them.
Second of all, the K-cups. They're everywhere in my house and I adore them. But... they don't do me a whole lot of good if I'm away from home in a hotel or at a campsite where there is no Keurig brewer.
Although yes, it is possible to travel with a Keurig, it's not always that agreeable to use up ½ of your suitcase in such a way.
But now all of those issues are a thing of the past thanks to the debut of the Presto MyJo single cup coffee maker.
Recently unveiled by National Presto Industries, Inc., the MyJo offers the comforts of home and the convenience of K-cup coffee nearly anywhere you go. No cords, no expensive brewers, just access to hot water and you're set for a delicious cup of your favorite coffee quickly and easily.
The Presto MyJo can brew my single serve coffee at home, at an office, in a dorm room, in a hotel, at a campsite and more without having to have my Keurig with me? This is something that I've got to see!
Right out of the box I could see that the MyJo was a compact, innovative device and that the addition of the MyJo Cup accessory was just the thing to allow users to brew ground coffee as well as a single serve pack.
Needing to only add water and a K-cup, it was only seconds before I was ready to start brewing!
First, I filled the water reservoir and placed it right in my microwave to heat until it was steaming, approximately two minutes (alternatively, hot water can be added directly from a tea kettle).
Second, I placed one of my K-cups right into the base of the MyJo and pressed it down until the sharp needle at the bottom punctured a hole.
Third, I slipped the pump onto the top of the heated reservoir, attached it to the base, and placed the entire thing on top of my mug.
Then it was time to simply pump the water down through the base to brew my coffee!
I definitely had my doubts about how well the MyJo would work, not to mention the taste of the resulting coffee, but it only took using this unique gadget once or twice before I realized that Presto had indeed thought of everything and that customizing your coffee strength couldn't be easier.
If you have access to a tea kettle, microwave, hot water dispenser or heated water from a campfire or camp stove, then the MyJo can turn your K-cup into your favorite brewed coffee with ease!
While I don't claim to be retiring my Keurig in favor of the MyJo while at home, I will definitely be traveling with this great coffee maker in the future and keeping it on hand for emergency days that my brewer is on the fritz.
You just can't beat something so straightforward and effortless that can do the job of an appliance that costs around 7x as much as it does.
Retailing for $19.99, the Presto MyJo is currently available directly from National Presto as well as on Amazon (and has plans to be in retail outlets later in the year). Visit MyJoCoffee.com for more information as well as a great little video that really shows the MyJo in action!
Other than the MyJo that I was provided by National Presto in order to facilitate my review, I was not compensated or enticed to do this post in any way. This review is solely my honest opinion about this product.