keurig k cups

Big Hero 6 Headcannons
  • The older Hiro gets, the sassier he becomes.  Staring down the barrel of a bad guy’s gun brings it out.
  • Hiro sometimes uses his sass to distract the bad guys because that’s what awesome heroes do. They sass the bad guys so their buddies can get the drop on them.
  • As a 14 year old kid, Hiro played the cute and innocent angle when conning people.  At 17, that doesn’t work very well any more.  However, now he has superhero muscles and oozes Hamada charm.  He’ll happily flirt with someone to con them into believing something.
  • None of his friends are particularly impressed with his new con angle.
  • Hiro totally has a Keurig K-cup brewer in his lab for all this caffeine needs.  
  • Honey Lemon has been known to steal all Hiro’s caffeinated coffee when Hiro is on work binge.

These headcannons and more are some of the things that I’ve come up/decided on while working on my current Big Hero 6 fanfiction…yeah, I just thought I’d share ‘em.

anonymous asked:

Headcanons for WestAllen: can they use chopsticks? what do they do when they cant sleep? what would they impulse buy at the grocery store?what order do they wash things in the shower? what sort of apps would they have on their smartphone? how do they act around children? what would they watch on tv when they’re bored and nothing they really like is on?

1. Iris can use chopsticks but not when it comes to rice. Barry is a chopstick expert, which annoys her because she was the one who first taught him how to use them. 

2. When they both can’t sleep, they either have sex or head to the kitchen for impromptu midnight grilled cheese sandwiches, because Barry makes the best grilled cheese. 

3. Iris’s impulse buys: chapstick (she’s always losing hers and ends up finding random old ones in various pockets and purses), new office supplies (she can’t resist), Keurig Coffee K Cups (she’s buys new ones before she finishes the ones she has at home, and you bet your ass Jitters makes them). Barry’s impulse buys: Beef jerky (he’s always hungry and it’s a tempting, easy snack on the way out), a bouquet of flowers (for Iris of course), and stupid, useless sale items like flip flops or towels (Barry is not a smart shopper at all. He’s also cheap).

4. Iris’s shower routine: hair (shampoo, condition), body (cleanse, exfoliate, shave), face (because she knows that the hot water opened up all those pores). Barry’s shower routine: he’s in and out of there so quickly he doesn’t even realize in what order he washes things. He only slows down when Iris slips in to join him.

5. Apps on Iris’s phone: Twitter, Snapchat, Instapaper (she saves interesting articles she comes across), Evernote. Apps on Barry’s phone: Google Maps, Words with Friends (he plays with Cisco and Felicity), Nike+ Running App (for pure amusement when the App crashes everytime he runs), NASA Image of the Day.

6. Both of them inherently love children, but Barry notices them in public more and makes an effort to smile and wave at them. He takes it to heart when kids don’t like him, but that’s rare. They usually love him because of how great he is with them. Iris is more hesitant with kids, but once she makes or has a connection with one of them, she loves them fiercely and spoils them.  

7. Iris watches Say Yes to the Dress, Cake Boss, and Law and Order. Barry rolls his eyes at the last one and loves to point out how inaccurate the CSI stuff is. Barry reluctantly watches whatever crime or murder documentary is on because he doesn’t like to bring work home, but he ends up getting really into it. Also while Iris watches Say Yes to the Dress out of boredom, Barry DVRs it.

You’re My Favorite Thing (To Do)

For the anon who requested the first Valentine’s Day post-reunion.

“Valentine’s Day has been hit or miss for us,” Kurt says, stride purposeful and chin lifted to see above the dawdling shopping crowd.

Hit being the year you banged in a car before someone else’s failed wedding?” Elliott struggles to keep up with Kurt’s dodging and weaving, then stumbles to halt when Kurt pauses in front of pallet stacked high with granola bars.

“One: I didn’t know the wedding wasn’t going to happen.” He holds up a finger, then another. “Two, we banged as you put it, in the hotel room. The car was merely some light groping and making out in the backseat.”

“Yes, that is so much less tacky,” Elliott mutters.

So,” Kurt presses on with both his stay out of my way clipped pace and explanation, “This year we are together, in the same place, no one is wearing an eyepatch after a slushy-related maiming—“ Elliott raises one eyebrow at that, “And I know Blaine is going to go completely over-the-top so I have no choice but to step up my Valentine’s Day game.”

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THE YOUTHFUL ADULT: for when you realize you do not know how to exist

PART ONE: MAKING COFFEE [other parts]

for a lot of people, college is when coffee becomes an essential part of their mornings (and afternoons, and sometimes nights when you have too much homework). unfortunately, it is very expensive to pay someone else to make your coffee all the time, and also coffee machines can be scary if you have never used one before. here is a step by step guide to making your own coffee.

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Why the Keurig Coffee Founder Regrets His Invention

John Sylvan, the man behind the billion dollar Keurig empire, recently spoke with The Atlantic about why inventing the wildly popular coffee pods was probably a mistake. “I don’t have one. They’re kind of expensive to use,” he said. “Plus it’s not like drip coffee is tough to make.” Sylvan’s biggest issue with his brainchild, however, is the negative impact it’s had on the environment, which wasn’t in good shape before coffee pods came along either. Last year, Keurig sold more than 9 million K-Cups, but because they are very complicated to recycle and not biodegradable, many of them end up in landfills. It’s estimated that the amount of K-Cups used in 2014 could circle the earth more than a dozen times.

Soon, Our Robot Baristas Will Only Brew Certain Brands

We American coffee-drinkers have known the Era of Starbucks and the Epoch of Sanka.  It seems, however, we currently live in the Age of the K-Cup.

And we’re about to discover everything that means.

Over the past half-decade, single-serve, instant-brew coffee pods—called K-Cups—have taken over more than a quarter of the U.S. ground coffee business. Last summer, the Wall Street Journal judged the K-Cup’s rise “unstoppable” and reported that product category was worth over $150 million. 

K-Cups and Keurig (the best-known brand used to brew them) are both manufactured by Green Mountain Coffee. That company—worth some $16 billion itself—owned the patents for its chalices of disruption, but they expired in 2012, and since then it’s had a problem.

It’s historically operated on a razor blade model: Its Keurig business makes real money not by selling machine brewers but by selling K-Cups. Now cheaper competitors have moved in. They sell inexpensive one-off cups and reusable, extensible cups—threatening the company’s business on both sides.

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