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This Kickstarter project will transform any coffee machine into a ...

This Kickstarter project will transform any coffee machine into a ... | Coffee News | Scoop.it

If you envy the convenience of single-serving K-cup machines, but shudder at the idea of shelling out a bunch of cash to replace your drip machine, check out this clever new contraption that’s currently raising funds on Kickstarter.

Designed by mechanical engineer/industrial designer Joseph Pruitt, the K-pod Coffee Converter is a little plastic adapter module that fits inside your existing coffee machine and enables it to brew with K-cups. Here’s a quick overview of how it works:

You start by popping a K-cup into the pod and closing the lid. After that, you adjust the strength of the brew by with a knob located on the side (we’ll get to how that works in a second). Once you’ve chosen the boldness, you simply drop the pod into the filter basket of your machine, add a cup full of water, and hit brew. Because coffee filters are typically a standard size, the pod is designed to fit into most drip coffee filter baskets perfectly – even cone-shaped ones. In about a minute, you’ll have a single cup of piping-hot coffee...



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Single-serve coffee revolution brews industry change

Single-serve coffee revolution brews industry change | Coffee News | Scoop.it

Single-serve coffee pods are the rage, benefiting harried caffeine addicts, the major specialty-coffee companies and many small coffee farmers. But they also carry a hidden price tag and some environmental costs.


The way America drinks coffee is changing one cup at a time. But that doesn’t mean it’s changing slowly.

Sales of coffee made in single-serve brewing systems, barely noticeable five years ago, now account for more than a quarter of every dollar Americans spend on coffee to drink at home. By 2018, market-research firm Mintel expects consumers to spend nearly as much on coffee pods as they do on bulk coffee.

That’s the result of the unparalleled ease of use offered by the likes of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ Keurig K-cups: Push a button, and a high-pressure jet of water pierces a small coffee capsule with a filter. Thirty seconds later, a cup of reasonably good coffee comes out.


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