Originally Posted by Dina
Today my hubby and I swung by Starbucks for a picker upper and I asked how much the coffee bean bags run for. $10-12!
Compared to store bought it's a big difference.
Supermarket carries Starbucks, as well as Peet's (my preference) and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (good choice, too) and their own house brand (in a pinch). Several varieties, both in whole bean and ground. Usually one of them is on sale for $9.99 or even $8.99 a pound.
We find that one bag lasts about a week, making one 12-cup pot (not "real" cups but coffee-maker cups, which I think are 6 ounces) each morning. We make it pretty strong, about 2/3 cup of grounds to a pot. Still, that works out to only about $1.40 a pot, and to me, that's well worth the price because unlike VeraBlue's ex, I care about what I put in my mouth.
I really don't like most "regular" coffees, such as Foldger's, Maxwell House, or even Yuban -- I find them either flat, bland, or tasting like cardboard -- but I drink them when the good stuff isn't available.