I think most Keurig-type 'cups' are interchangable. Don't rely on it for your sole coffee maker. I went to a Christmas party where a poor kid got stuck making coffee for a crowd with a Keurig -- one cup at a time.
I've tried them all, and I think the best is a french press with fresh ground beans.
This. I got one for my mom this Christmas. She decided to make coffee for everyone who was over. Myself, I dont like the single makers. Not only for when others are around but I drink more than 5-6oz of coffee that it makes. Not worth it if you do drink more than that.
I have a tassimo. For general purpose coffee maker, it's better than the keurig. The tassimo actually read the bar-code of the disc and adjust the amount and temperature of the water for whatever it is you put into it (the keurig does not). Unfortunately, they lost the advertising war, so there aren't nearly as many coffees available for it anymore.
For espresso, Nespresso is amazing. They have a pretty thorough range of espresso types. The hold up is that they are on the pricey side. It?s also a much smaller company and they are the only ones that make the pods. It also only does straight espresso, no tea or creamers or hot chocolate or anything.
No, do it in front of the coffee snobs. I hate them too.
Ordering some coffee with a long name sounds like some lame joke from a Sandra Bullock or Kate Hudson movie y'know where she goes into a Starbucks and saying "I'll have a double tall low-fat soy milk decaf latte with low-fat cream" is for some reason supposed to be hilarious.
I got the thing on clearance Monday for my eye opener while the regular pot is brewing, and figured that they were like the Krupps espresso machines. I was kinda shocked and angry when I picked up a pack of the K-cups and they were $9.00 for 10 of them.
Green Mountain Coffee is in some trouble and their stocks took a huge hit recently. Their licenses are ending with a lot of the specialty brands and I there was some talk of partnering with Starbucks but I think Starbucks is going to make their own K-cups, so their whole "razor and blade" business model fell apart.
A lot of the specialty brands may start doing Tassimo discs after their contracts are up.