Why I Ditched the K-Cups

Random | September 23, 2015 | By

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! 

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    September 24, 2015

    You lost me when I saw you have to heat the water yourself. That’s the whole point of the coffeemaker! If I’m doing the heating, I’ll just make tea.

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    Shannon Shand
    September 24, 2015

    I have a French Press at home! I love making it each morning, although sometimes our tiny two cup coffee press isn’t as convenient when we have guests…I guess that’s why Uncommon Grounds is right down our block! We’ll eventually have one when we purchase a home! 🙂 I do see that style at Saratoga Coffee Traders!

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