New York Times: $51 a pound- The deceptive cost of Single-Serve Coffee

What's not to like about single-serve coffee brewers? If you're only drinking a cup or two of coffee each day, why brew a whole pot? While the cost of the pods may win out over a daily Starbucks habit, when broken down to per pound prices, it's a little shocking just how much they cost.
The New York Times investigated popular single-serve coffee brewers and found that it was well within the norm to be paying more than $50 per pound of coffee. Of course, pods and K-Cups are sold in much smaller quantities, so the cost per cup seems low. But at those prices, you'd be saving money brewing a big pot of the most expensive coffee around and pouring out the extra joe. Oliver Strand explains:
For example, the Nespresso Arpeggio costs $5.70 for 10 espresso capsules, while the Folgers Black Silk blend for a K-Cup brewed-coffee machine is $10.69 for 12 pods. But that Nespresso capsule contains 5 grams of coffee, so it costs about $51 a pound. And the Folgers, with 8 grams per capsule, works out to more than $50 a pound.
Surprising? As more and more coffee drinkers think of their morning joe in terms of cost per cup, it's easy to overlook the real price of coffee. Are single-serve coffee machines more convenient? Absolutely, and for many the convenience outweighs the cost.
How do you feel about single-serve coffee brewers?
Source: thekitchn.com

Bold, Distinctive and Now Convenient?

Bold, Distinctive And Now Convenient... words that have been, in my own humble opinion, completely misused to describe K-Cups.
They forgot over-priced, mass produced, over hyped, and no where near in comparison to ‘The Great Cup Of Coffee’ one can make on their own if they take their time and put some effort in into it.
You want easy clean up, FAST, crappy coffee and don’t mind being dumbed down into paying a high price for the aforementioned...then by all means...go for it.