True cost of Keurig and Nespresso single-serve coffee is $50 per pound — Brooklynian

True cost of Keurig and Nespresso single-serve coffee is $50 per pound

"SOMETIMES it’s hard to tell how much coffee costs, even if you know what you spent. At least that’s the case with many of the single-serve brewing machines that are soaring in popularity.

For example, the Nespresso Arpeggio costs $5.70 for 10 espresso capsules, while the Folgers Black Silk blend for a K-Cup brewed-coffee machine is $10.69 for 12 pods. But that Nespresso capsule contains 5 grams of coffee, so it costs about $51 a pound. And the Folgers, with 8 grams per capsule, works out to more than $50 a pound.

That’s even more expensive than all but the priciest coffees sold by artisanal roasters, the stuff of coffee snobs."

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/dining/single-serve-coffee-brewers-make-convenience-costly.html

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  • With Keurig, you can buy an attachment that lets you use your own coffee grinds. I don't know whether Nespresso has a similar attachment. But yes, these are expensive.

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