Do you have a one-cup coffee pot? Until very recently, I had stood by the 10-12 cup pots, grinding my own beans, making a whole pot of coffee or carefully measuring out water and coffee to make a few cups at a time, etc. But then the coffee pot went kaput, and we decided to go for the Keurig. And it has changed my coffee-drinking life.
(The one pictured above is the one I have, but there are more basic ones, and fancier ones, depending upon your wants and needs.)
I also bought an insert that will hold my own coffee grounds (or tea bags - no steeping!). So I can still grind my own beans. And I joined Club Keurig so I get 10-15% off of the price of K-Cups, sample packs of new coffees are sent to me automatically, and I get some free K-Cups and free shipping when I buy a certain amount from Keurig directly. ALSO, Club Keurig allows you to earn points toward a new machine, more coffee, cups, etc. You can buy sampler packs or sampler boxes, and rate the coffees you buy so that you can help other Keurig customers pick which coffees they want to try.
If you don't like coffee but someone in your house does, this is a great option to let that person have coffee at their leisure, without worrying that coffee will be wasted if the whole pot isn't finished. And you can buy K-Cups of tea and cider and hot chocolate for you or your kids. I love my Keurig.
Do you have a kitchen appliance you can't live without?