I'm in the market for a quality single-cup hot beverage machine and I've narrowed it down to these two choices. I'm hoping anyone with experience with either, positive or negative, will chime in. I've read about a zillion reviews on Amazon, but I trust chowhounders' opinions so much more.
Here's a little bit about what I'm after:
-- Primarily, I want a quality, fresh cup of coffee dispensed into my travel mug during the workweek. All feedback I've seen says the Keurig K-cup system brews the best coffee.
-- My guy drinks tea, not coffee, so the system I choose should have a good selection of quality tea varieties. And he has expressed the wish to be able to play with my toy, make hot chocolate for guests -- so here, the Braun edges out the Keurig.
-- I'd also be thrilled to get rid of my inferior espresso machine but still have the ability to make a latte or cappucino. We are looking at move within the next year that may be to some godforsaken place without decent coffee, thanks to the Air Force. So once again, the Braun looks more appealing.
-- I have a strong aversion to cheap plasticy things and unsupported technology -- so the fact that Braun's t-discs are the only game in town and they're new to boot, while Keurig K-cups come from many brands and manufacturers and have been around the block makes me think I should go with the tried and true.
Thoughts? Feedback? Interpretive dance? Help me, O wise hounds.