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Old 12-06-2012, 11:50 AM
 
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$.80 cents a cup on average, including a certain brand of hot chocolate that I can get for $2.00 a box of ten packets.

Do K-cups really cost that much to make?
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:53 AM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Because they have a captive customer. They could and probably would give the machines away if push came to shove. Same with cell phones. The money is in the coffee K-cups and with phones it's in the talk time. Clever but simple.

P.S. We're spending a fortune on the d@mn things. What a racket. Convenient but very expensive. Add the cost of distilled water to the mix even more $$$.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:57 AM
 
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Much cheaper just to make concentrated cold brewed coffee (store for 2 weeks) and then add hot water. Cold brewer:

Toddy Cold Brew Coffee System | Williams-Sonoma
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:59 AM
 
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Go to Bed Bath and Beyond. Average cup cost is 66 cents. And then if you use a coupon they are constantly sending.....

Also way cheaper at Costco. I believe we paid 44 cents a cup for Newman's and Donut Shop.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:59 AM
 
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Don't buy @ highest price retail. Amazon, or BB&B "on sale". Bought 16 pack for $7 (what, .44/cup?)
Anyway, regular brands of hot chocolate can be found for higer prices @ tonier stores...
FWIW, from a coffee standpoint, it's cheaper than making & tossing most of a pot...

PS - distilled water? Nah, just run a mix of CLR/water (@ 1/2 teaspoon/full water tank) once a month. Keeps everything clear.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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Convenience always comes at a price.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Much cheaper just to make concentrated cold brewed coffee (store for 2 weeks) and then add hot water. [/url]
That's what my husband does and he LOVES it!
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:28 PM
 
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I'm not a fan of the taste of K-cup coffee. It's just not the same & I've had all the best brands.
I have noticed, however, that now even Wal Mart is doing the K cups in their brand- Great Value.
3 bucks cheaper than everyone else, & the taste is comparable.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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Because they have a captive customer. They could and probably would give the machines away if push came to shove. Same with cell phones. The money is in the coffee K-cups and with phones it's in the talk time. Clever but simple.

P.S. We're spending a fortune on the d@mn things. What a racket. Convenient but very expensive. Add the cost of distilled water to the mix even more $$$.
This. They are expensive because once you have a machine you have to buy them. See also: printer ink.

I know they sell a refillable one if that appeals to the OP.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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We just bought one and after the 4th box of coffee we went and bought the adapter that let's you put regular ground coffee in.

I had a Kohl's $10 coupon and a 30% off got it down to $10.50+ coffee and cocoa we already had.....best idea EVER!.
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