pods [164/365]

IMG_2081While waiting for my second cup of coffee, ย I was reading inside the cover of the package. It’s a Keurig coffee machine, so I use a certain brand of pods I’ve grown to like since I came here. This is the same coffee brand as I used before this machine came into play.

example pod

Ever since these machines, i.e. Tassimo and Keurig started to appear on the market, I’ve thought of what a waste of material it must be, with all those pods. Mind you, I’ve only thought about it loosely, while making a good cup of coffee, I’m not hysterical about these issues.

Anyway, here’s what it says at the cover of my chosen pods:

FullSizeRender-6If these guys can do it, one would think the other ones could too?! It’s a whole different kind of pod, compared to the others, which seem to be made entirely out of plastic.

On a different subject, but a little along the same lines: I heard something on the radio the other day, in Norway 25% of all newly registered cars there are now powered by electricity. They were aiming to halt the sales of gas powered cars in 2025.

Black Beauty

Last summer, in Quebec City, I saw my first Tesla, in real life. It was kind of amazing, how it came, silently, gliding out from Tim Hortons. I was wondering then, and I’m still not sure, how it would work to take a roadtrip from Halifax to Vancouver in one of those cars. I tried to read up about the Tesla battery, and charging, but I haven’t been very thorough in my research, as getting a Tesla isn’t exactly on the menu any time soon ๐Ÿ˜‰

35 Replies to “pods [164/365]”

  1. You work station looks lovely. Coffee and computer (and cat, somewhere out of view ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), my kind of thing. Coffee pods are comparatively expensive, so when I had a coffee machine, I had the kind when you could use pods but you could also do without them – I don’t have the vocabulary to describe it, but there was a a kind of metal spoon which you stuffed with coffee and that was it. Now I drink Turkish coffee. It’s unfiltered and probably extremely unhealthy. But I like it, it’s the traditional way we drink coffee here (though it’s called Turkish). Electric cars I would like, but since I don’t own a car, I don’t get too excited about them…

    1. With this machine, I can use regular, loose coffee too. I have a plastic thing, I can put a tiny filter in there, even. So, it’s not all bad.

      I actually do know about the Turkish coffee! I’ve had it once. It was a guy, who said he came from Transsylvania, who made it for me. Unfortunately, he’d put so much sugar in it, so it felt very thick and way too sweet for me. Without all that sugar, I think I may have liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Turkish coffee comes from Transylvania? Hm… Sugar and milk are totally optional, here Turkish coffee means simply that you put ground coffee in a mug and pour hot water over it, no fuss with filtering. Which is of course why I drink it. I’m lazy.

        1. Ahh … that’s why it was so THICK! I think this guy had just gotten back from a trip to Eastern Europe, and brought some coffee back. He was a friend/co-worker of the Slovak guy I mentioned before.

    2. Oh, and thanks about my โ€œworkโ€ station. It was taken before I bought the stand for the computer. Can hardly believe what a difference that made for my neck and shoulders! I’m all fine now, never feel a thing. Cat McDuff is always lurking somewhere outside the picture, when he’s not sleeping in his box ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Yes, I do believe the computer stand makes a difference. I have a cooling fan pad under my laptop, so it’s slightly raised and it’s much better for the neck too. My cat is currently sleeping next to me on the window sill ๐Ÿ˜‰ She doesn’t grace me with her presence like this often. She likes to be hidden in her box.

          1. I know from yoga to keep my heart and head over pelvis ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Sounds horrible, but means simply to keep your back and your neck in a straight line to avoid pain.

              1. Makes sense ๐Ÿ™‚ By now I could probably be a voice yoga instructor, as I remember all the catchphrases. Melt into the mat, open your heart, press into all four corners of your feet… I don’t fancy this fancy language, but I have to admit it helps me to visualise what I’m supposed to do.

                1. I would have to lock myself into the other room here, in order to try and practice. I would want to be alone, if I were to do it. I’m kind of tempted, though …

                  1. Do let me know how it goes if you try it ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve found that when I want to show off to someone and strike a yoga pose, I mess it up terribly – so clearly, I should only practise alone in a locked room too.

                    1. Yeah, all the time I would think of how embarrassed I felt instead of focusing on whatever it is they focus on. I’m not even sure whether a locked room would help — think I needed to be alone in the whole apartment. ๐Ÿ˜ฝ

    1. I have them too. I think some coffee grinds get through the mesh, though.

      Is the electrical system the same there, so you can use your devices without adopters?

  2. Kudos to PC!
    The cost of “fuel” is included in the purchase price of Tesla’s cars: )
    I love the idea of their battery bank that hangs on your wall like a photo.

    1. Yes, I think so too … kudos.

      I saw that, when I was looking into it. Just wondering how you’d be able to charge them if you went on a real long roadtrip like across Canada.

  3. Here they say they don’t have enough charging stations for a long trip. In OK, they don’t have enough to get across town twice. As in none! I just can’t imagine them being affordable or handy. I would rather have a Jetson’s car to jet around in. They say you can drive around 200 miles give or take before you have to charge. Sar got me a Keurig for Christmas. I’m having a blast just trying out all the tea, coffee and other things you can make in it. I haven’t gotten a refillable filter yet but want to. I got some Espresso I want to try.

    1. I did read about various ways to charge, but I didn’t pay all that much attention. It’s not like I’m interested in buying. Jetson cars I have yet to find out about. Will google them.

      I kind of like the Keurig machine now, and I’ve tried a few different kinds. For tea, I use ordinary tea bags. I drink decaf tea at night, when we’re watching TV.

      1. The Jetsons were a cartoon about people who lived in the future and zipped around in little space cars. I just used the tea samples and cocoa that came with the machine.

  4. Interesting how one company CAN use recyclable materials while the others don’t!
    I am so thrilled t read about the TESLA. I would have one if I drove!!!
    Nicolas Tesla is one of my heroes. He had the right idea MANY MANY years ago!!!!!
    ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen

    1. Elon Musk is the founder of the Tesla car company and he’s one helluva guy too. I read up on him the other night … quite a guy, just like Tesla himself ๐Ÿ™‚

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