There has been both "nah" and "yeay" towards the idea of owning a Keurig machine. Some say the difference between drip coffee and a single serve is the quality of the brew while others comment on the economical impact as well as the environmental impact.
Quality of the brew-this is a subjective to one's taste bud. Probably a coffee connoisseur would be able really distinguish the difference. The aroma of the coffee sure makes a difference. However, the aroma of a coffee is dependable heavily on the flavor of the coffee and not solely by the brand or type of brew.
Economical impact- The question one may be asking is "how much does one K-cup cost and how much does one cup of drip coffee cost?" The answer is both cost around the same.
Environmental impact-The debate here refers to how long it takes a piece of plastic to degrade. Plastic is known to be not degradable friendly therefore it is believed that it will continue to pile up in landfills and the ocean, increasing the size of the garbage as well as being the main culprit for killing wildlife. All these impacts are in the name of low-quality convenience.
Little is known that there are reusable K-cups, so the damage is not as earth wrecking as one might think. In fact, this is a good opportunity for K-cup manufacturers to think of biodegradable k-cups