Do you own a Single Cup Coffee Brewing Machine? I recently purchased one and love it. With only one coffee drinker in our home it never made sense to brew a whole pot for at most 2 cups of coffee. Since buying our Keurig, I get to enjoy coffee more than before without all the guilt of wasted coffee and my husband actually started enjoying a cup or two. I love k-cups but sometimes I want a certain coffee and cant find it in a k-cup. That’s when the EZ-Cup comes in handy. When we bought our Keurig, we also bought a paperless, plastic-less filter, that was supposed to make it easier. However, to install it, you have to take out the entire filter holder in the Keurig itself. Then there's the cleanup after you get done with brewing. You have to rinse the filter out after each brew. Also, after a little research I wish I did beforehand, the same filter caused leaking issues on many people's Keurigs. Naturally with 2 children, having scalding-hot water streaming down a coffee maker is not something I want. So, we have stuck with K-Cups...until now.
The Perfect Pod EZ-Cup system gives you the K-Cup experience while allowing you to still use your own coffee. It does this while also keeping your Keurig machine in one piece. That's right, you don't have to remove anything to use this. Just put your coffee into the specially designed paper filter and EZ- Cup then put it into your machine, and brew like normal. Its EZ as 1, 2, 3!
Taken from their website:
- Use your own coffee in Single Cup Coffee Brewing Machines
- Extract a better, richer cup of coffee using our Self Tamping Spring
- It's EZ to clean up
- ECO Friendly Biodegradable filters
- No coffee ground in your freshly made coffee
- EZ-Cup uses less Coffee grounds saving up to 80% on Coffee
Not totally convinced yet? Now, let’s talk dollars and cents. It's $12.99 for the starter kit, which comes with 5 filters. The filters themselves are 50 for $4.99. SO, if you are crunching the numbers that's under $20 for the starter kit and filter refills. Now, here's a sample run down of the cost versus k-cups. Let's say you're an average family, and you each drink 1 cup of coffee a day. That means, everyday, you drink 2 cups of coffee. Here's a breakdown of the systems.
KEURIG: $30 for 48 K-Cups*
- 24 days of coffee
- $1.25 per day
EZ-CUP (before first purchase): $12.99 (starter kit)+$4.99 (50 filters)+$9.00** (33.9oz can of coffee) = $26.98 for 55 cups
- 27 days of coffee (right up front, getting an extra 3 days worth)
- $1.00 per day (savings of $0.25 per day)
EZ-CUP (after first purchase): $4.99 (50 filters) +$9.00** (coffee) = $13.99 for 50 cups
- 25 days of coffee (still 1 day over the Keurig K-Cups)
- $0.56 per day (savings of $0.69 per day)
Add it up, and you'll see that, even as Club Keurig members, you're saving $251.85 per year by going with the EZ-Cup system. And that is just on the cost of actually drinking coffee. And, since these are like regular coffee filters, they're even perfect for those who compost. In other words, they are a very green alternative to the plastic K-Cups.
After brewing a cup for myself today, I can honestly say I will be using this system more often and saving my K-cups for Parties and other social gatherings. If you have a brew station like a Keurig, then make the investment and purchase the Perfect Pod EZ-Cup system. You will be happy that you did.
To learn more about EZCups visit their website. There you will find videos showing how easy the EZCups is to use. You will also find a list of Compatible Brewers and handy location guide to retailers that offer EZCups. Connect with them on Facebook!
**Cost for Folgers Medium Classic Roast Ground Coffee, 33,9oz, http://www.walmart.com/ip/Folgers-Medium-Classic-Roast-Ground-Coffee-33.9-oz/11964630