Friday, September 21, 2012

K-Cups and Pods: Is There a Difference?

The Difference Between K-Cups & Coffee Pods
People say K-Cups when they mean pods, pods when they mean K-Cups and the occasional fusion of the two (K-Cup pod or pod K-Cup). Question is - is there really a difference?

The Skinny on K-Cups

K-Cups are small “cups” filled with coffee for Keurig single serve brewers, king of the single portion coffee. Only K-Cups will fit in the Keurig, but it’s not unheard of to purchase pod coffee or tea, open the pod and use a My K-Cup reusable coffee filter to brew the pod coffee. To brew coffee or tea, the Keurig machine punctures two holes in the K-Cup (one in the top and one in the bottom), sends heated water through the top to the bottom and right down into your favorite mug.

The Rundown on Coffee Pods

Coffee pods are like tea bags or sachets. These sachets are filled with coffee or tea for use in pod brewers or even directly in your cup! We suggest purchasing individually wrapped pods for freshness. Pod coffee is the most environmentally friendly of all single portion selections currently available on the market because both the filter and grounds are biodegradable and compostable. Brewed similar to K-Cup coffee, pod coffee is brewed with heated water passing through the coffee grounds and into your cup, no punctures necessary.

Why They’re Both Great Choices

Both K-Cups and pods are easy to use, affordable, convenient and offer a large and wonderful variety of coffee, tea and even more to choose from! Other options are coffee bags, coffee capsules and T-Discs, but we’ll save that for another blog…

Browse our wide variety of K-Cups or pod coffee today at CoffeeCow.com!

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