Never used this and probably never will in my own home, at least. Here is the first selling point that they want you to hear:
"It's so simple and easy! No Grinding!"
Here is what will be on my tombstone:
"Here lies Ridge. He ground his own coffee until the not-so-bitter end."
I WANT to grind my own coffee. There can be no other way. Within 5 minutes of grinding a coffee bean, the oils start to turn rancid. Then, there is the time that passes before it is consumed. With something like this product, it could be weeks, months or years. Not to mention the temperature changes and the air the ground coffee oils come in contact with.
I looked at the Keurig coffee products and they are wickedly expensive, for starters. 45% of their offerings were either blends, or flavored. Now, why is that? The reasons are the same reasons that people pollute their coffee with flavored creamers and sweeteners: because pre-ground coffee is a rancid, depleted and nearly dead product and needs help in an attempt to regain its respectability.
My local market has a great selection of freshly roasted beans and I know the rep who is responsible for the displays and the stock. He told me that there is a reason that my go-to beans are the Colombian. It's popular and the most popular beans are the freshest, since the turnover is high. On any given day, the Colombian beans have been roasted within 3 days of purchase. I only grind them as I use them. And here's the way I brew the best cup of coffee on the planet:
I use a French Press. I grind the beans coarsely in my mill with 4 pulses. I put the beans in the press and cover them with a few inches of hot, filtered water and cover it for 4 minutes. I, then, fill the press with the rest of the water and let it brew for another 4 minutes. I, then, pour the coffee into my cup through a small, fine mesh strainer to catch any stray grounds. Aromatic, chromatic, a full scale of notes. Real coffee.
So, the next time you consider something like Keurig, or Folgers, or any of those pre-ground "coffees", think of the container in which you carry the grounds home as an urn that contains the dead ashes of what was once coffee...'cause that's exactly what they are. Dead. It's passed on. This Parrot is no more! It has ceased to be! It has expired and gone to meet its maker. This is a late Parrot. It's a stiff. Bereft of life. This. Is. An. Ex-Parrot! And no talking slug can replace it!