Thank you for commenting on my blog today, I appreciate that. As for the Keurig coffee maker using a carafe now, this one I bought is the first I've seen that does, so I had to get it. I had wanted a carafe for when I have someone come to have coffee with me. It's a Keurig 2.0 200 plus series. Takes all of the k-cups and carafe k-pods ... as far as I know.
I've used a Keurig for years and didn't want any other brand.