New Keurig Vue Packs
Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:50 PM
What's everyone's opinion of this change?
Posted 19 February 2012 - 07:58 PM
The Keurig machine produced okay coffee and was very easy to use, and everyone managed to get it to work reliably.
There was another one where the coffee came in foil packets with a plastic cap, and this was much more difficult to operate. You had to slide the cap into a slot just so, so that the drawer would close properly and actuate a switch that caused a ready light to go on, and most people had to try it several times before getting it just right, sometimes removing the bag after the cap had been pierced, spilling grounds around the machine. The coffee was neither better nor worse than the Keurig machine's.
I suppose that of any single-serve method, I'd rather have espresso pods, but not everyone prefers espresso. There was a pod machine in an administrative office at the university where I used to teach, and it made better espresso than I would have expected, and was easy to use, low maintenance, and clean enough to work in an office environment.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:58 PM
Obviously, the preference is freshly ground and pressed. But a few years back I found the single serve attractive just because it took so little time.