They're expensive, you pay a fortune for the coffee (average $0.75 per cup for coffee you brew yourself?), and I personally think they make an inferior cup of coffee.*
My GF wanted
one - and shortly afterwards discovered that hardly anybody local to us carries decaf
K-cups. And when they do, the choices are extremely limited (as in one brand, one brew) for people like her that can't consume caffeinated coffee or tea for medical reasons.
Then she found these
Now she just loads up with her favorite drip grind coffee and she's in business.
(She says they also work great with loose tea or a teabag crammed into them. Celestial Seasonings
brand is easiest since there's no tags or strings to remove first.)
Available for $7.95 most places. Pays for itself with the first box of K-cupped coffee you don't
have to buy.
But who really cares about that. It's really more that you get to use your snazzy Keurig and
brew up your favorite blend of coffee or tea.
*ADDENDUM Gadget WEEKENDS
Being a coffee
connoisseur, I bit the bullet and shelled out an absolutely ludicrous amount of money a while back (actually it was a gift card I'd been hanging onto for something like this) and got a Technivorm Moccamaster. There's just no
going back after you've had coffee made using one of these. Not worth it btw - unless
you have "the coffee thing" real