I'm sure you've thought about it a little if not a lot. Whether you are looking to buy your first single-serve coffee machine or are already an established user looking at the myriad options out there it is getting harder to make the right choice. While it is hard to go wrong with any of the formats out there, I'd like to explain why I think that coffee pods are the right choice for most people as compared to K-Cups or T-Discs.
Cost is certainly a big factor in most people's buying decision. You want to spend as little as possible for a machine that has all of the features you want. You also want that machine to be reliable, to be reasonably quiet and to produce a great cup of coffee. On the cost side, all 3 of the major single-serve formats allow you to enter the game for a purchase price around $100. You can spend a lot more and a little less, but for most the $100 price point is a happy spot. At this price point you see the new Bunn My Cafe MC in the pod brewer area, the Keurig B40 for K-Cups and the Tassimo T20 Home Brewer (after $30 rebate).
With coffee pods, you've essentially paid for your machine in a year. Drink more than 2 cups a day and the savings are even more dramatic.