I remember the first time I saw the pod coffee machines, I thought they were ridiculous. I've worked in loose tea shops where tea bags are generally seen as over-processed cheap imitations of the real deal, and so the similarly-shaped coffee "pods" touted by the first single-cup pod coffeemakers instantly made it to the top of my "not worth it" gadget list. I'm a religious coffee drinker, and something about those tea bag-like coffee pods was very off-putting.
Fast-forward to several months later during a visit to my sister's house. After waking up … Read more