IMG_7714Recently, we sold our Keurig machine. It was great for a while – coffee on demand and whatever kind we like. Then, I just got less and less excited about the convenience. I was drinking way too much coffee and the cups were just so pricey. At like $11 a box, that is a steep addition to our weekly grocery bill. 

Plus, after reading the decluttering book, I started to research more streamlined options to make coffee and came across the Chemex. It’s a really affordable, easy way to make coffee. We used to use a single, pour-over option, but this makes a whole pot with the same method. Chemex is also actually made nearby us in western Massachusetts. 

There’s definitely a learning curve switching from k-cups to the Chemex. I think I’ve finally figured out how to make enough for Trevor’s travel mug with some leftover for a half cup of coffee before I leave for work in the mornings. Overall though, I like the coffee a lot more (especially if you let the grounds “bloom” like they suggest you do), and it’s just a much more affordable cup of coffee.

Note: This isn’t a sponsored post. I just wanted to share!