Households that brew a full pot of drip coffee per day can save about 20 percent of the cost of coffee by using two coffee filters and eliminating one scoop of coffee per pot. The water will sit in the coffee grounds longer as it sifts through two filters, brewing the same rich taste while using one less scoop of beans.

A daily pot of coffee equals about 1,086 mugs of coffee, or 31 pounds of ground beans, over six months. That amount of coffee (if you don’t buy gourmet coffee) will cost about $155, and the 20 percent savings by using four instead of five scoops to brew the pot equals $31. Subtract a few dollars to account for double filters, but the savings is at least $25 in six months.


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