Goodness knows I love my coffee maker but I sure didn’t love the cost that came with using KCups. If you’re an occasional coffee drinker, you can get by paying $15 to $20 for KCups that would last you for quite awhile. For me, it wouldn’t last long at all. I just drink too much and they’re not practical for me to buy.
I wasn’t about to get rid of my Keurig Single Cup Brewer (<– that’s the one I have) though. It’s my best friend! So, I opted for this Ekobrew Reusable KCup Filter on Amazon. It’s only $8 and I can use my own coffee and reuse the filter over and over again. I’ve used it daily (2-4 cups daily) for months and I love love love it! I can’t even begin to tell you how much money the reusable KCup filter has saved me.
Just doing a little calculation in my head here…
KCups on average cost around $0.50 per cup. If I drink 3 cups per day, that’s $1.50 per day. Multiply that by 30 days in a month and we’re talking about $45 a month for coffee. At HOME! I could understand if I were buying Starbucks 3x per day every day…but I’m just talking about a couple of cups in the morning and maybe one in the afternoon…at HOME! That’s just too expensive for me. I haven’t even taken into account the coffee that my husband drinks and he always drinks more than I do!
We go through a large canister of coffee in about a week and a half give or take. Our coffee costs about $6 a can. So say we buy 3 cans a month, even 4 cans a month — the cost would be $18-$24 a month vs. $45. We’re saving a MINIMUM of 50%. That’s a nice chunk. In a year’s time we’ve saved about $250-$300. Even if I buy my favorite bags of fresh ground coffee, I’m still saving a lot of money! All because I decided to use this $8 Ekobrew reusable kcup coffee filter!! Cha-Ching!
Now…how much would a reusable filter save YOU?
P.S. Just a little sidenote. Because I am a huge mocha frappe addict, I decided to make my own at home and save the money versus spending a fortune at McDonald’s. If you’d like to try my recipes, just click the links below depending on if you like Mocha or Caramel. OR both!