I have a rental cabin in NC and would like to upgrade my Mr. Coffee maker to something nicer. The vacation rental is on the nicer side but I would not say it is full high end. Currently I provide coffee filters, bottle of Sam's club dry creamer and a jar of sugar. The coffee packets I have brew four cups of coffee. But the packet does not say how much coffee it makes and has no directions. A Keurig does not seem economical but is that what renters prefer? Can individual cups be brewed to be strong or are they just one way?
Should I provide a bag of gourmet beans from the local grocery store and leave a grinder? Maybe a small bag of Starbucks ground coffee?
One guest left an individual packet that had the coffee already in a filter and it came with a few sugar packets and stirrer. Would this fit any coffee maker?
IS there a machine (that won't be destroyed by renters) that can make a cappuchino, espresso, and regular coffee? - With different amount of servings?
Some owners provide both a Keurig and a drip machine in case only person drinks coffee vs. a whole group. I don't have a lot of room in the cabinets but I could keep both if necessary. It's just one more thing to add to the list of house instructions of where to find it. I am so lost as I am simple and just drink strong black coffee and could care less what brand it is. I don't even like the taste of coffee...just drink for effect.
Also, with creamer (not many seem to touch the powder creamer) but I guess each person likes their own thing. If I buy a small carton of refrigerated creamer I guess some may never touch it.
Any suggestions of what kind of packets or small bag of ground coffee or beans to provide and a coffee maker (and creamer)? I don't want to ask renters what they want. It is more of a welcome gesture.
I couldn't find a forum to post this question so I hope this isn't considered inappropriate. The people in the vacation rental forums are helpful with many topics but with this one they would probably just say to provide a couple of starter packs. I began with canisters of folgers that all guests shared till it ran out. I finally was able to upgrade to the individual packs. Now I am looking for something a little more impressive as I move towards high end.