This may be totally idiotic (sorry!). I can't find the answer to my question any where, probably because it is too stupid to even ask.
I am looking to buy a pod coffee maker, but before buying I want to make DOUBLE sure that I can make my own pods and/or use a refillable pod. I have a favorite brand of fair-trade coffee and don't want to stop using it.
The Melitta Padfilter says that it is "for the Senseo." However, does it fit into other pod-style machines? Which ones? Because it is apparently a formed piece rather than a flexible filter-paper, I would imagine that fit is important.
Alternatively, I have seen zillions of references here to using t-sacs, but no specifics. Do you just fill the (square?) t-sac and stuff it into the machine, or do you have to do some sort of magic to make it work? I'm really not interested in getting the heat-sealed pod-maker device. Just too many gadgets.
I've also seen the Filterpads, which seem like a great idea - but these seem impossible to find.
The other option is the Keurig with the refillable k-cup. However, I'm leaning against this because IF we don't like the ssc at home, I intend to take it to work, put it into a public area, and just use pre-filled cups/pods. The k-cups seem to be considerably more expensive, so I'm not too keen on that system.
Thanks for any help!