Just like Starbucks before them, coffee pods and K-cups have revolutionized the beverage world, allowing at-home coffee lovers the same high quality roast they normally buy in cafes.
With a small initial investment, daily coffee drinkers can reap hundreds of dollars of value using single serving machines made by manufacturers like Keurig and Tassimo. Whereas K-Cups remain a popular, albeit less environmentally friendly option, coffee pods are gaining popularity due to their ease, simplicity and sustainability.
Coffee pods are loosely defined as “pre-packaged ground coffee beans in their own filter,” and a number of companies manufacture coffee makers that utilize the pods.
Below are nine reasons coffee pods will revolutionize your morning and put a smile on your face.
1.Specific serving size
Sometimes you want a cup of coffee – not an entire pot. With coffee pods, you are able to brew exactly the amount you need. (Most pods prepare an eight ounce cup.)
You can enjoy coffee in the comfort of your own home. No more schlepping blocks to the closest coffee franchise. Coffee pods are there when you want them.
Coffee pods come pre-packaged in their own filter, eliminating the need to clean out used grounds. And, due to the high temperatures single-serving coffee brews at, the machines don’t need to be cleaned daily.
Coffee pods’ paper filters are fully biodegradable, making them an environmentally responsible choice.
5.Ease of use
Most single serve coffee makers require you to press two buttons. That’s it. Your cat can practically make the morning coffee.
No longer are you beholden to a single brand. Many major franchises, as well as a number of specialty boutiques, manufacture coffee pods. You can have a different roast each morning!
Due to their established ratios, a single serve coffee pod delivers some of the most consistent quality and flavor. Predictable results guarantee you satisfaction with every cup.
In most cases, you can get your favorite chain’s quality roast at a lower per-cup price than if you visited a franchise store.
No more leaving a nearly full bag of grounds in the refrigerator for a month. With coffee pods’ smaller units comes freshness. Your coffee grounds are only exposed to air on the day they are brewed, creating the ideal experience for the coffee purist.
Do you prefer the K-Cup or the coffee pod? Are you still brewing up pots? Let us know in the comments below!