Coffee can be expensive and addictive too, for that matter. I do love my coffee in the morning!
I use a carafe and cone method to brew my morning grog. I heat up a pan of water until it is just about to boil, put a filter and 1½ scoops of espresso grind coffee into my cone, set it on top of my carafe and pour in the hot water. I love the rich flavor of the espresso grind and the fact that I need less grounds to make a pot of coffee.
I usually drink 2 to 2½ cups and what is left gets put in the refrigerator, including the cone. The next day I reheat my cups of cold leftover coffee in the microwave. Too me it tastes the same as the day before.
The day after that I add one more scoop of coffee to the filter in the cone and pour my pan of hot water inside to brew a new pot. Once again I drink my 2 to 2 ½ cups of coffee and save the rest for the next day. At this time I put the filter and spent grounds into the compost bin.
Once I have used up that pot of coffee I start the process over again. My grandfather showed me this method and I have been doing this for years now. I save on coffee and I also save on filters.
To save money further I purchase my one year supply of coffee all at one time online from JavaCabana.com. They offer me a great quality and very affordable product as well as free shipping. My order is less than $35 for 10 vacuum sealed bricks of their espresso grind coffee. The free shipping is a great value as coffee is pretty heavy and they get it to me fast too.
Do you recycle your coffee grounds?