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Many say that brewing a traditional cup of coffee, as in using a drip coffee machine, instead of a single-serve brewing like a Keurig makes a better and less expensive choice. Is that so? And it is a better choice for you or not?

Looking at the infographic above, you can quickly see that yes, it is true that the cost per cup using a drip machine is less than a Keurig single-serve brewer. But what about the other factors?

  • Using a Keurig brewer brews your favorite cup of coffee in about a minute. Significantly less time than a drip machine.
  • No mess, no fuss. Brewing using a K-Cup requires no clean up other than discarding the used pod. There is no filter or basket to clean.
  • Brewing a single cup at a time allows each user of the machine to get their favorite blend or brew. That could be their favorite coffee brand, tea, hot chocolate or many other drinks that a Keurig can brew.
  • No coffee goes wasted. Select the size you want, when you want it. You have the choice of brewing the exact amount you want to drink. Instead of brewing a full pot that could potentially go to waste later.

So, what does Keurig give you in return of those extra cents for cost per cup? Convenience, freedom to enjoy the coffee you like, no mess to clean and no coffee waste. And if you ever want to cut your costs and buy less K-Cups, you always have the choice of buying refillable K-Cup pods that allow you to fill with your own coffee ground, bringing  your cost per cup way down and giving you the best of both worlds!

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