Some people store their coffee in the freezer (learn how to store coffee) and have their coffee maker nearby, sitting on the kitchen counter top. Think about how much counter space that coffee maker takes when all you're only making single cups of coffee. We love going to the refrigerator for ice water and ice cubes, and some refrigerators offer hot water too. It's not too big a step then, to adding a K-Cup dispenser to the hot water and your refrigerator has a built-in coffee maker.
This isn't a dream any longer. GE and Keurig have partnered to deliver this feature (coming later this year) in their GE Cafe series of refrigerators. GE was the first in the industry to deliver hot water via their refrigerators, which positioned them to take this next step and serve up coffee.
Benefits of a Built-In Coffee Maker
So why would you invest $3,000 in a refrigerator? Here are the benefits of this built-in coffee maker, and of course there are lots of other features you'll want to check out.
- Free up counter space used for your coffee maker (Kitchen Gadgets on Your Countertop).
- Save time as you no longer have to add water to your coffee maker, relying instead on a refrigerator's built-in water line.
- Start your coffee brewing from your phone.
Making a cup of coffee is just as easy as using your Keurig today. Snap the cup holder out and put your K-Cup coffee pod in, similar to what you do today. Slide the brewer module back into place and pick your cup size (above), and let your refrigerator brew your coffee.
No fears about safety either because GE has added a safety knob so no one accidentally scalds themselves.