Lynda, Keurig is a whole new kind of way to make coffee, pioneered by the company of that name and growing at an exponential rate of acceptance here on the west side of the pond. It is a one cup coffee maker, with little cup-shaped packs that contain the coffee grounds. You pop one into the machine in the special place that fits it snugly, pour a cup of water into the well, then put the cup under where the coffee will drip down and press the start button - it's very fast and you get exactly 1 cup, hot and freshly brewed. There are many different types of coffee and flavored coffee, as well as tea to brew, that come in the Keurig cups. All the coffee companies have also started making cups that fit these coffee makers and a few other appliance companies have started making coffee pots that take the Keurig cups.