State of the Pod
If you can wade through the industry speak - this is a very thorough article on "PORTION" versus "POD" (Keurig versus Senseo), and other insights on the state of the "single cup" industry.
"These homeowner systems have encountered the following issues: 1) Inconsistent reliability of machine construction, 2) Inconsistent brewing temperature, 3) Inconsistent coffee volume, and 4) Messiness resulting from damp pods not being removed immediately from the brewer."
Via AMonline.com: Single-cup options expand, offering more tools to cash in on specialty coffee @ Vending Market Watch News
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Posted by Jay Brewer at February 3, 2005 4:25 PM
I can't say that i've experienced any of those issues with my Senseo or JV POD machines. They've provided me thus far with very consistent results, and build quality IMO is above average for $30 kitchen appliances. I use my Senseo strictly for coffee since I prefer the faux crema, and I use the JV for tea. I have no complaints