Saturday, February 9, 2013

Keurig on the Cheap

As you all know, I love my Keruig one-cup coffee maker.  However, the one cup coffee pods can be kind of pricey - around $0.75 per cup if you buy them at the grocery store in the little 12 or 18 packs.  If you buy them in bulk, they are around $0.50 per cup (Edited to add - my friend just told me that Costco sells them in 80 count boxes for $35!).  

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Now that I am back to my 4 cups per day normal, and Nanny Abby is here and drinks about the same, I was starting to think that I may have to go back to a normal coffee maker.  I mean, $6 of coffee per day seems a bit ridiculous.

Then, the other day, I was browsing through my Amazon Mom subscriptions and found San Francisco Bay Coffee pods.    I bought a box of 80 for $33.  That is $0.40 per cup!  I clicked order faster than you can say, "Ineedmorecoffeenow."

The box came the next day - thanks to two day free shipping.

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I was so excited to try the cups out this morning.  They look a little different form the normal k-cups.

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But, they taste just the same if not better!  

A few details -

  • They come in airtight containers of 8 cups because the coffee is only protected by the mesh.  I cut open a few and put them in an airtight canister next to my Keurig.  
  • When I openend the container I was greeted with the lovely smell of coffee, something I was missing with the original plastic k-cups.
  • One reviewer on Amazon said that she cuts the mesh portion off and adds it to her compost pile.  I love this, because I always felt so wasteful before.  
  • I bought the breakfast blend kind, but am excited to try the fog chaser next.

If you have a Keurig, I would highly recommend these.  


Yesterday I tried to stretch out my already bare pantry / fridge.

Breakfast was hard boiled eggs with the last of the bread as toast.

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Lunch was leftover pulled pork from the Superbowl pizza. (Topped with cheddar cheese, cilantro, and red and green onions).

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Dinner - my love - green curry beef.  I ordered it a little on the spicy side, so I could only tolerate about half of that.  

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I ran 4.5 miles yesterday on the treadmill while watching Glee.  It felt so good, but afterwards I was completely wiped.  

I barely made it to Buy Buy Baby to buy a present for my friend Brandy, whose show is today.   That wrapping job took a lot of effort.

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I was so thankful Abby was there to help keep Ina's binky in her mouth.

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Dan called and asked if I wanted to take the family bowling, but all I wanted to do was sit on the couch.  The only way I could convince him to stay home was to bribe him with Thai food.  And Blue Bell.  

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I'll have to check out those coffee pods, though I love my Green Mountain Coffee!

  2. Love your blog!!! Keurig also makes reusable cups that you can use your own coffee. Just one at target for $15 last night. Seems like a great deal so far :)

  3. I am a Keurig junky - have you tried using the my K-cup? It is a pod where you put your own grounds into the pod, and pop it into your Keurig as if it were a K-cup. It is a little messier than the pre-packaged K-cups, but much cheaper.

  4. We have fogchaser at work. It's coffee. I don't really notice a difference.

    I've been thinking about ordering those from Amazon as well, but I don't drink enough coffee by myself. Maybe I should add on to your next order!?!?!?!? It would take me forever to go through 1/2 of a box.


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