Cutting Coffee Costs

I’ve been overspending my coffee budget. If you saw my previous tip on home coffee brewing, you know I was brewing my coffee at home with a stovetop espresso maker. It was a great solution for a while, but I’m back in the brewed (vs. espresso) mood, and I’ve got another great find for you.

After doing my online research and finding out where I can get the lowest price, I picked up this 4-cup coffee maker by Cuisinart for $30 at Bed Bath and Beyond.

We have limited counter-space, so I was looking for something with a small footprint. I’m the only coffee drinker in the house, so I don’t usually have a need for a 10 or 12-cupper.

It brews great, is super-easy to clean and keep clean, and looks perfect next to my Cuisinart Supreme Grind™ Mill.

Eight O'Clock Coffee: Original Whole Bean Coffee, 12 oz But I still had atonement to make for all the mornings that brewing espresso seemed like an insurmountable task and I snuck away to Star****s. So I went to Walmart and bought a pound and a half (2 bags) of 8 O’Clock Bean Original Blend with a $2 coupon I got by signing up for their emails. That’s a total of $3/bag or  $4/lb.


Chock full o'Nuts Original - BrickMy favorites for lower-priced coffee are their original blend or Chock Full O’ Nuts Brick. I always take Chock Full O’ Nuts when I go camping. It’s got a great back story and I think there is some chicory in their blend, which I love.


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