Pod coffee is quite big here in the US it seems. Possibly the most famous option that I have seen are the Senseo coffee makers that Adam Curry wont stop harping on about. Most of the offices spaces I have seen here have Keurig machines (although that one is a baby compared to the office ones). All of these machines take some form of variant on the pod / kcup concept.
Anyway, pod coffee is ok, if a little environmentally unfriendly. So today I ventured out and tried pod tea.