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Old 01-18-2019, 02:37 PM
 
Location: NJ
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The whole pod waste thing has been hashed out on too many threads to chew over the cud here again. There are better, cheaper, and more economical in the long run options to any pod-based maker, even if refillable pods are used. To start with, I'd question the lifespan and thus amortized cost of that $40 machine.
i was referring to a single use maker without pods. i dont know the exact economics of it or the lifespan of any coffee maker. i doubt we are talking about big numbers. single serving anything isnt going to be as inexpensive as a pot but not everyone needs a pot.
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Old 01-18-2019, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Does your frugal diet include coffee?
I drink coffee when it is offered to me.

Otherwise I shifted to drinking green tea with mint and stevia.

I grow green tea [Camellia sinensis], spearmint and stevia.
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Old 01-18-2019, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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i was referring to a single use maker without pods. i dont know the exact economics of it or the lifespan of any coffee maker. i doubt we are talking about big numbers. single serving anything isnt going to be as inexpensive as a pot but not everyone needs a pot.
Okay, your response was ambiguous. No cheap maker is going to have a good ROI; folks who drink a small amount of coffee are better off with a variant of a Chemex, the single-cup or small-pot variety. With care, it will last forever and brew just as well after ten years as it did the day it was new.
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:45 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Okay, your response was ambiguous. No cheap maker is going to have a good ROI; folks who drink a small amount of coffee are better off with a variant of a Chemex, the single-cup or small-pot variety. With care, it will last forever and brew just as well after ten years as it did the day it was new.
it wasnt really ambiguous but i get your point. there are still lower total cost per cup options than the $40 single serve with grounds maker.

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you can even get a single serve brewer with coffee grounds instead of pods. cant add up to much per cup.
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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If I am out and about, and want to buy a cup of coffee, some convenience stores or truck stops have a decent brew for a reasonable price. McDonalds has any size plain coffee for $1, and it is pretty good. Pilot truck stops have excellent Colombian coffee. All of these are better options than Sbucks for much less cost.
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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it wasnt really ambiguous..."
I misread "with grounds" as being "using a refillable pod." I see your meaning now.
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Old 01-19-2019, 05:25 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:57 PM
 
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And I make coffee in a one cup Melitta. (if anyone doesn't know, it's a cone shaped thing that holds a coffee filter and you place it over your mug, add coffee, and pour the water over it.)

Definitely try one of these - it uses the same paper coffee filter for a Melitta.

https://www.amazon.com/Clever-Coffee...RN0/ref=sr_1_4




https://www.amazon.com/Clever-Coffee...RN0/ref=sr_1_4
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I grind dark roast whole coffee beans. I look for them on sale. And, then I boil water and pour it through a paper filter into a Melita plastic filter. I make enough for 2 days, and refrigerate the next day's coffee, and just microwave it the next day.

I add almond milk and sucralose to mine.

So, I grind up 4 heaping large soup spoons worth of whole beans, and that is enough coffee for me for at least 2 days.

I do also like tea, so if I didn't have the option for coffee, I'd survive. But, certain mornings just call out for good, rich coffee - especially rainy, cloudy, or cold days.
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