Can someone explain to me the appeal of single-serve coffee makers? First of all, who drinks just one cup of coffee? If I wanted only one cup, all I would have to do is put the appropriate amount of water and grounds into my old-fashioned coffeemaker. There are new drip brew coffeemakers with bells and whistles that look good to me. If my old machine ever breaks, I would only want to replace it with one that allows me to use coffee from any source, including the local roasters that I enjoy.
Once you buy a single-serve machine, aren’t you then stuck using their “K-Cups” or “T-Discs” or whatever? That’s how they get you. It’s like printer ink. Besides, I wouldn’t want to end up with whichever brand turns out to be the Betamax that loses to VHS in this technological battle.