My turn to dredge up this old thread. My workplace is getting one these. Up 'til now they've had whatever that thing is - big box with "press button to watch your coffee brew", that brews from an big container of coffee that quickly gets stale (esp when you drink decaf as I do, so it doesn't get replaced very often).
For yrs the staff had asked about getting an industrial sized keurig and our office mgr just said it cost too much. Amazingly, someone else looked into it and discovered that getting this Flavia is cheaper/cup because the machine is "free" and they charge per packet of coffee. So the salesman brought one in today to demo. The coffee was decent, particularly compared to what the other one brewed. I'm not sure I'll stop using my desktop Senseo, but this is a nice backup.
My thoughts are: it's only a matter of time before someone in the office finds a way to break it. Trust me, someone will put something in backwards or force it. Any idea how idiot proof they are? (It's not my concern because I'm not in charge, but it's one reason my Senseo will stay put). And two - we'll walk in one day and the "packets" will have disappeared. We have a problem sometimes at night with things disappearing (telephones, televisions, ceiling mounted projector... so what are a few coffee packets, even if they don't fit another machine). So that said, I'm curious if any of the regular coffee dealers sell the packets, in case I want to squirrel away my own supply, without buying a case.
Bunn My Cafe MCU and MCA, Clever Coffee Dripper, Senseo - original recalled & replaced, Original Melita cone