The difference in pods vs. K-cups is HUGE!

by Hardin
(Grand Strand)

Thanks for a fabulous site.

But, in all fairness, after reading about one cup coffee makers, you seem to have missed mentioning one very important difference in the two types of single cup systems. As a true coffe lover, I currently own three different coffee makers. Depends on how much coffee I'm making as to which brewer I use. But by far my most oftenly used coffee maker is my Keurig. This is due chiefly to the fact that I purchased the optional, refillable K-cup filter. I bought a pod machine a couple of years ago and was generally satisfied with it's coffee(though not particularly thrilled) but especially not always happy with my brand choices when purchasing pods. After a year of use, I found the Keurig refillable K-cup. I was instantly sold. I can make a single cup of coffee with ANY coffee I choose. I find the quality of brand choices available for the Keurig to be of a much higher grade than those available in pod form. But even more importantly, with the refillable K-cup, I can use any coffee I want, almost effortlessly. Yes I have seen the $80 device (plus the cost of extra pod 'filters') to press your own pods, but who really wants to go through such effort?

K-cup machines win hands down in the one cup brewer game.

p.s. I love my Keurig so much, I'm hoping to buy the Breville K-cup brewer soon. I like it's additional features; brew cup size, water temp settings, etc...

Editor's Note: If you really want to compare K-Cups and coffee pods, check out the new BUNN MCU Single Cup Multi-Use Brewer. It brews with K-Cups, coffee pods AND loose coffee.

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Apr 18, 2014
Try the Bunn MCU
by: Anonymous

The best single cup coffee maker in my opinion is the Bunn MCU. Can use kcups, pods or ground coffee. A fantastic machine with a two year warranty and fantastic customer service.

Sep 22, 2013
More affordable coffee pods
by: Esther

Try San Francisco Bay, 80 pods for less than $30.

Apr 14, 2013
Coffee pod selection
by: Anonymous

***not a salesperson***

I was also NOT jazzed with the selection at my office after we purchased a Bunn/Pod machine - HOWEVER - then my boss started getting coffee from coffee for less website and the pod selection is amazing and it tastes so much better than the junk available at work...there are MANY selections for pods - much more than kcups...just fyi :)

Mar 15, 2013
Royal Cup Coffee
by: Anonymous

Royal Cup Coffee, 1-Cup (Single Pod Coffee) tastes very good!!!

Jan 29, 2013
Like K-kups more
by: Anonymous

I have been a k-kup user at work for several years and like the coffees available. We moved to a new office and were "upgraded" to a Bunn pod machine. They left us with about a dozen coffees to try, so far they all taste like brown dishwater. I find the quality of the coffee in the K-kups to be much better. I may have to bring my own K-kup machine or a french press and brew in my office.

Feb 11, 2012
KCUP HEAD ACHE PODS R BETTER
by: RANDY POOR BOY

I TRIED THE K CUP DEAL THE CUISINART SS700, I TRIED 4 OF THEM THAT I HAD TO PAY 23 BUX TO SEND EACH 1 BACK UNDER THERE WARRANNTY ALL FOR THE SAME PROBLEM WOULDNT PUMP, JUST PLAIN KERIUG JUMK, I GOT A BUNN POD MCA BREWER BEST MONEY BEST COFFEE I EVER HAD AND INVESTED,, I CAN MAKE MY OWN POD FOR 6 CENTS AND PUT THE COFFEE I WANT IN IT AND THERE GOOD PODS, NO ADAPTER, I PUT THEM IN MY GARDEN WHEN IM DONE WITH THEM , NO WASTE OF ANY KIND, KCUPS ARE JUST A KERIUG GREEN MOUNTAIN RIP OFF,, BEEN THERE WONT GO BACK,

Nov 09, 2011
Pods over K-Cups
by: Anonymous

I am a coffee lover for well over 30 years. From the smallest and cheapest to the larger and more expensive machines. I have tried and own many types of coffee makers. The K-cup certainly has come into it's own with popularity, available equipment and accessories. The quality produced on all machines certainly depends on the quality of the coffee and the method to brew their grounds. I vacillated on the K-cups and Pods decision for some time and have finally settled for Pods. The variety of coffees is virtually unlimited with making your own pods. I even use blends of different types of beans for an even larger selection of coffees available in my home. The Pod maker is not only a better design and easier to use than my K-Cup refillable adapter, but the control of taste and waste is better and much more economical and environment friendly with pods. I still like the Keurig and the coffee it makes, however, my Bunn pod coffee maker can out do K-cup on all levels.

Jul 06, 2011
Interesting debate
by: Anonymous

I really think that this all comes down to opinion. I believe that the kcups are better overall. Yes the last person who commented had an interesting point that I agree with that the one thing that pods have over kcups is that they have multiple companies selling machines that work with pods. To me that is the only thing that pods have over kcups. I think that kcups overall are better and more user friendly while being better tasting. There are plenty of places on the internet to find kcups at great deals. www.coffeeforless.com

Mar 31, 2010
refillable k cups
by: Anonymous

Where do you get them?

Feb 21, 2010
all previous comments now moot
by: Anonymous

You can get a $12 dollar pod adapter for your Keurig brewer. So you can use K-cups, bulk coffee in Keurig adapter, or any pod in with the Pod adapter.

Jan 20, 2010
its not green
by: Anonymous

k cup too much plastic all that waste that ends in the land fill .. not really environmently friendly... and the coast for it is outrangeous..what to u get 6 or 7 grams per cup and its u buy a case for 20 or 30 servings not eving a 1lb of coffee and its 35 bucks no thanks .

Dec 18, 2008
Out of date
by: Anonymous

This "advantage" of the K-Cups over coffee pods is inaccurate. There is vastly more selection in coffee pods than there is for K-Cups. AND you can get a refillable coffee pod accessory just the same as with the Keurig machines. AND you can get adapters for each to use the others' style of pod/cup. For all intents and purposes, coffee pods and K-Cups are interchangeable. It's the machines themselves that are significantly different. The problem with Keurig is that only Keurig makes the machines, whereas with coffee pod machines you not only have Phillips manufacturing the Senseo, but you've also got Bunn, Cuisinart, and Grindmaster all manufacturing machines that are superior to the Senseo line. Some of them can even use ground coffee without a special refillable pod/cup accessory.

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