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First I should say that the definition of "Coffee Pod" has recently changed due to Keurig® renaming their K-cup® capsule a "K-cup® Pod". A traditional pod is a very simple paper pouch filled with coffee. For the sake of this discussion we are reffering to paper coffee pods and not K-cups®. Back when coffee pods were put on the market in the late 90's early 2000's, there was no standard size for coffee pods. Manufacturers produced pods in many various sizes, usually to fit a specific brewer, which was confusing for the consumer. Today, most coffee pods are standard at approximately 61 millimeters; however, pods may vary in weight (or amount of coffee in each pod). Standard coffee pods contain between 7 - 12 grams of coffee, while tea pods contain less because less tea is required for a good cup.
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Generally, coffee pods are NOT reusable. Coffee pods are exactly like using scoopable coffee grounds except without the mess. The only way coffee pods are reusable is if you buy specially marked coffee pods that specifically state they are reusable.
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Soft pods are specifically designed for compatibility with select single cup pod brewers. Soft pods are lighter in weight (about 7 grams) and are obviously soft, meaning that they are not firm like most pods. This gives more flexibility when using in brewers with tight clearance and will result in a better extraction.
Here is a list of the coffee brewers that are compatible with universal soft pods:
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No K-cups and Coffee Pods are NOT the same and are NOT interchangeable. K-cups are specifically designed to be used in the Keurig single cup coffee maker only. Keurig has recently changed the name of their "K-CUP" to "K-CUP PODS" but they are very different than actual paper coffee pods. Standard coffee pods look like a round sealed pouch made of filter paper that is filled with coffee. Pods are used in brewers like the Bunn My Cafe MCU / MCP.
While it is not recommended, K-Cups can technically be reused. However, every time you reuse a K-Cup, the flavor of your coffee will be even more diminished. To avoid a stale or sour tasting cup of coffee, only use a K-Cup one time.
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Keurig coffee brewing systems generally allow you to make three different sizes of coffee: 6 oz., 8 oz., and 10 oz. For any of these settings, the use of only one K-Cup is required. This means that you can make any of these perfectly sized cups of coffee with the use of only one precious K-Cup!
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