It would be nice if you could just buy coffee pods for the drip brewer you already have.
Because drip brewers, true to their name, simply drip or spray water onto loose coffee grinds.
Now imagine a single coffee pod sitting at the base of the filter basket. How much water would be sprayed onto the pod? And how much would be sprayed on the sides of the basket and just flow down, around the edges of the pod, and never touch the coffee inside?
It just doesn’t work.
Which is why pod holders are made to the size of the pod...so all the water passes through the pod and the coffee grinds inside.
However, it seems that the Mr. Coffee Simple Brew Coffeemaker SL13 accepts both ground coffee and coffee pods.
How does it work? We’re not entirely sure at this point. We don’t have one of these machines, and the information provided by the manufacturer is skinny to say the least.
And we have a question...The SL13 has a setting to make a 14 ounce mug of coffee. That’s a pretty big serving. Is the 14 ounce serving size made with a single coffee pod? If so, that would make for a pretty thin and weak cup of coffee.
We have also read some buyer reviews from folks who were not too impressed by this brewer.
We’ll hold back on our final opinion until we can try it for ourselves, or at least find some more detailed information on how it works.
Reviews of the top coffee pod brewers:
The Senseo SL7810
The My Invento
Melitta MES5B One:One