Single Serve Coffee Pods Are
Always Closed?

Each of them has their unique features ad characteristics that one can truly enjoy.

Some of them uses single serve coffee pods and some of them use coffee grounds. They all have some traits that others don’t have.

It’s a little bit disappointing that some single serve coffee makers belong in the so called “closed system”, which means that the coffee makers have some limitations.

For example, Keurig single serve coffee makers can only use K cups to brew coffee, the Nespresso coffee makers use only Nespresso capsules, and the Tassimo single serve coffee machine is only for T discs.


For most of us, the idea is a best coffeemaker would be able to brew the best coffee.

Ultimately, that best coffee is what would perk us up to welcome the day.

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They are not capable of using any other kind of coffee pods or coffee grounds (currently keurig is able to do that).

There are some advantages and disadvantages of a closed system in coffee makers that only use single serve coffee pods.

Imagine if the system is open, the customers can really benefit from it. For example, you have a Nespresso single serve coffee maker at home and you can use any coffee pod with it, isn’t that very good?

You can use any pods, and with that you can drink the flavored coffee you ever want. You also save your effort looking for that Nespresso capsules that are only available in the Nespresso Company.

You also can save a lot of money because you can get that coffee pods that suits not only your machine but also your budget.

However, if the system is open, the company will suffer a lot. There might be some instances that there product like the K cups, Nespresso capsules, and the T disc not getting purchased anymore.

As we all know, there are lots of coffee pods available in the market that is cheaper than the above single serve coffee pods.

With this reason, many companies want the system closed for them to benefit a lot from it. Of course, they will earn a lot of money.

And if the system is closed, people doesn’t have any choice but to purchase these single serve coffee pods that is exclusively created for their machine.

If you are looking for expresso machines (is there such a brewer?), or other discount coffee pods, check out our homepage for more information

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OCM ( was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link). 

In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years: 

OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM 

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Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops: 

OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more. 

So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates: 

For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube

For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG

For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN 

PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).

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