I hate the idea but it sure is quick and simple. My wife and son wanted a kcup machine so I found an inexpensive one, still expensive to me but under 100$, anywho it doesn't taste to bad. I tried a couple of different flavors and I always taste it black and if it tastes burnt I won't buy it again. Anyone else still appreciate the whole beans you grind yourself. I much prefer fresh ground and get a bit picky about beans. A friend got some unroasted beans and used a popcorn air popper to roast them. He sent me some and it was darn good! I assume it is because they were much fresher then we can buy in stores.