Make this one simple change and save 77% on every cup of coffee you make!
Do you love your morning coffee? I certainly do so we’re in this together and I’m going to share my best tip for saving money on every cup you make with this one simple change.
Every day I have at least 2 cups of coffee and most days I have more. A few years ago I got a Keurig and it has been awesome for so many reasons BUT the one downside was the cost of K-cups. I would buy at least one large box of K-cups a month at Costco and even though the K-Cups were Kirkland brand they still averaged .35 cents a cup. Now, when you compare that to the cost of a cup of coffee at a restaurant, Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, etc., that’s a bargain BUT last July I lost my job so I went into money-saving mode. One of the first things I did was try to figure out painless ways to save money.
I decided to switch to and try a reusable coffee filter. My first try was with a reusable filter that was supposed to be compatible with my particular Keurig but it was hit or miss. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t. When I need a morning coffee I am not in the mood to be frustrated so this knockoff filter had to go.
How Much Did I Save?
I knew I would save money but I wasn’t exactly sure how much so I decided to track exactly how many cups of coffee I got from one canister of coffee grounds.
I bought two 10.5 ounce canisters of Maxwell House at a local grocery store on sale for $2.50 cents each. I used the lid to keep a running tally every time I made a cup of coffee. Very scientific, isn’t it? 😉
One 10.5 ounce can of Maxwell House yielded 30 cups of coffee at .08 cents a cup. That right there was an instant savings of 77.14%! Now, this is exciting. Using the above info I figured out how much I would save in a year at .27 cents saved per cup x 6 cups a day (I have 2, my husband has 2 cups and my two oldest sons have 1 cup each) x 365 days = $591.30 in a year!
The coffee is delicious and tastes the same as the K-Cup coffee I was buying and you can certainly use any brand you prefer, but keep in mind that if you choose a more expensive brand your savings won’t be as significant.
The only downside, and it isn’t a big deal at all, is that the reusable coffee filter needs to be emptied in between cups so that adds maybe 30 seconds to the entire process. Not too bad!
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