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.
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