I am not exactly a coffee snob - I worked both as a long-haul trucker and in some construction trades, spend time in the military, as well as being a duck hunter (stopping at a C-store at 4:00 a.m. for some java is often a real assault on your taste buds) - so I'm no stranger to a "mediocre cup of coffee", for sure. But when offered a cup made with one of those things, I generally politely refuse. I totally agree, however, that the few times I accepted, I got about 3/4 of a full serving, and taste/aroma that would never get written home about!
Yeah, that is a reasonable solution @Tsaxman. I gave one of those to my son-in-law, who adamantly refused to ditch his K-cup machine. As for me, I will continue to buy whole beans and grind them myself so as to get the freshest and oiliest brew I can each morning.
Now, I'm trying to figure out how to tie this discussion into the overall reason this site exists - you know, to give a forum for automotive enthusiasts to talk about all things automotive. The best I can come up with is that brewing and drinking coffee is kinda related to working on and driving favorite cars just like listening to your favorite music is.
They're feel-good things.
Pretty shaky connection, I admit, but it's the best I got! 😄