According to the National Coffee Association, over half of all Americans begin their day with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. Some of the best coffee is found at local coffee shops and many people will pay the extra cost for having a great cup of java. However, purchasing that wonderful flavor comes at a cost. For what you would pay for a few cups of coffee at a coffee shop, you can have a week’s worth of freshly brewed coffee right at home. The best store-bought coffees are sometimes the same brands used at the local coffee shop.
One of the most popular coffees in the US is Starbucks. Each morning, millions of Americans start their morning with a fresh cup of coffee from their local Starbucks. Luckily, Starbucks can now be found packaged and sold right at your local grocery store. You can get a full week of morning coffee for the same price of a few cups at Starbucks by purchasing a package and making it at home. If you don’t typically buy Starbucks coffee, then the price can be a disadvantage. Packaged Starbucks coffee can average $9-$11 per pound.
Green Mountain Coffee
If you like an earthy blend, the Signature Nantucket Blend Medium Roast from Green Mountain Coffee is superb. This unique brand also has several flavored varieties that are highly rated including Wild Mountain Blueberry and Southern Pecan. The flavored coffees are not readily available in supermarkets but can be purchased online at the Green Mountain Coffee website. Like Starbucks, Green Mountain Coffee can be pricy. Average price in supermarkets and online is $11 to $14 per pound.
Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee
That freshly brewed Dunkin’ Donuts coffee can be made right at home. For most, this brand of coffee could be purchased only at Dunkin’ Donuts shops but it can now be found right in your local grocery store. Both the whole bean and ground versions are available. Although this brand isn’t cheap, it does cost a little less than both Green Mountain and Starbucks. Average cost is $6 to $8 a pound.
Eight O’Clock Coffee
If you enjoy a great cup of coffee without the hefty price tag, Eight O’Clock coffee is an excellent choice. The flavor is mild and doesn’t have that “underripe” bean flavor that can be found with some cheaper brands. To get the best flavor from this brand, purchase the whole beans and grind them fresh before you brew your coffee. Average store cost per pound ranges $5 to $7.