One of the big pluses of single-serve coffee makers is the ability to easily brew one cup at a time. However, the downside is that the pre-packaged Senseo Pods, Tassimo T-Discs, Keurig K-Cups, Nespresso Capsules make it difficult to use your own favorite blends. Luckily, Keurig and Senseo have devised (or creative inventors have designed) ways to let you create one-cup servings of your favorite blends.
If you have a Senseo machine, consider either the Eco-Pad or CoffeeDuck. However, check to make sure that your Senseo single-cup brewer is compatible with product. The Senseo machines have gone through many design changes, and these products don’t work with every Senseo brewer.
On the other hand, Keurig has developed their own MY K-CUP for use in the Keurig one-cup coffee brewers. The My Kcup consists of a plastic assembly and a mesh filter. You pack your favorite ground coffee into the filter and then run it in your Keurig single serve brewer like a regular k cup. Over time, the mesh filter wears out, but replacements are available. And, since the MY K-CUP is manufactured by Keurig, it is compatible with all Keurig one-cup home brewers.
Unfortunately, there is no current similar system for the Flavia, Tassimo, or Nespresso single cup brewers. We’ll keep you posted if that changes.