We bought a Keurig Vue for my wife to replace our Tassimo. When we first got it, I thought that I might use it too. I really liked the Italian Blend.
But, after buying several boxes, I started thinking about how expensive it was to drink coffee that way.
Each Italian Blend box holds 12 Vue Cups (The Italian Blend is a larger Vue cup and therefore only comes in packs of 12. Smaller cups come in 16 packs. Interestingly, K-cups for the K-Cup machines come in packs of 18). Each Vue cup contains .48 ounces of coffee. That means each box holds 5.76 ounces of coffee. Each Vue box costs around $12. Dividing $12 by 5.76 ounces, we get a cost per ounce of about $2.08. That works out to…
Are you ready?
$33.33 PER POUND!
I buy 12 ounce bags of excellent Columbian and French Roast whole bean coffee at H.E.B. for $6.74. Dividing $6.74 by 12, I get a cost per ounce of $.56, which works out to $8.99 for a 1 pound bag. That’s a huge difference.
As of right now, Keurig does not offer a reuseable cup that can be used with regular coffee. Even if they did, I would think it would be a pain to use.
Anyway, this might be something to consider if you are in the market for a new coffee maker.