First off, I must say this: I am completely addicted to coffee. If I don’t have a coffee by 9 AM (and that’s late), by noon I will have a splitting headache for the rest of the day. I know many of you are in the same boat. For that reason, I always shop around for the best deal on coffee that I can, and thanks to Costco’s Kirkland Signature brand, I’ve found it. At least for now.
Costco’s Kirkland Signature Colombian Coffee is a Dark Roast, Fine Grind, and made from ‘Supremo Bean’, which I assume is good. It comes in a 3-pound, or 1.362 Kilogram tin, and costs a measly $9.99 (Canadian dollars) at my local Costco. To give you an idea of how good a deal this is, about 3 years ago the exact same product, at Costco, used to cost $15.99, and I was happy to pay it.
Then it dropped to $12.99, so I bought a bunch, thinking this was too good to be true. Now it’s $9.99, and it’s been there for a long time.
I go through about one of these a month, depending on the month, and I never want for coffee, or make a economics-based decision not to have some. I use a quality Cuisinart permanent-filter coffee maker, and use about 1 spoonful of coffee per 2 cups of water. It tastes great, works great caffeine-wise, and frankly, as far as value goes, it just can’t be beat.
For those who curious about the wonders of caffeine addiction, please follow this link and try not to recognize yourself too much in the symptoms description!
Update – September 3rd, 2015 – The price of the Kirkland Signature Colombian Coffee has fluctuated quite a bit in the 18 or so months since I wrote this review. It incrementally went up to $13.99, which is quite the increase from $9.99, only to sink back down to $11.99. I still buy it occasionally (that’s what I’m drinking as I write this) but I’ve incorporated the Folgers Coffee in my routine, as it is quite a bit cheaper. If the price stays at $11.99, I’ll be buying it more.
Update – October 3rd, 2015 – The price has actually gone up by $1, to $12.99. Despite this, I decided to buy a couple of containers to hopefully last me a month or two. My wife is really tired of the Folger’s Coffee, so Kirkland Signature Coffee it is!