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Folgers Classic Roast Coffee: Real Savings

On my quest to reduce my daily expenses even further, I’ve decided to cut down on my own brewed coffee. I used to drink to Kirkland Signature Colombian Coffee, however the price went up significantly in the last months, so I’ve had to look for alternatives. What I found surprised even me!

Folgers Classic Roast, 920g

Folgers Classic Roast, 920g

I was always resistant to buying Folgers Classic Roast Coffee, for the simple reason that I saw it advertised on TV. Too commercial. But you really can’t avoid the cost, and the savings.

For the record, I make, or brew coffee, once a day, in the morning. Depending on the day, I make 6, 7 or 8 cups, as measured by the coffee pot, for which I use between 3 and 4 tablespoons of coffee. To be honest, the spoon I use is special, and I’m not sure exactly how much it contains, but it looks to be about a tablespoon.

The pictured Folgers container contains 920 grams of ground coffee, or 2 pounds and 0.5 ounces. I purchased and started using it on October 26th, 2014 and finished it, completely on December 5th, 2015.

I paid $6.88 for the container, on special at Giant Tiger (a Canadian discount Walmart-type store, but much, much smaller).

So I drank coffee for a total of 40 days, every day, for less than 7 dollars. For the mathematically inclined, I drank all the coffee I needed for a paltry 17.2 pennies per day.

If I can maintain this for the rest of the year, and I think I can, considering I just bought a huge batch for the same price, my morning coffee habit will cost me only $62.78 for the year, or just a hair over 5 dollars a month!

I will be posting this under my “Small Things” header. By calculating exactly where you spend your money, you can save a bundle without really changing your habits, but by shopping just a bit smarter!

Look at the specials, use a calculator or even better, an Excel spreadsheet, and buy in bulk when the prices reach the price you want to pay. All you need is a little patience, and some spare room to store your loot!

 

Kirkland Signature Colombian Coffee Product Review

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.

Kirkland Signature Colombian Coffee

Kirkland Signature Colombian Coffee (item number 15071 at Costco Canada)

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!