Cost Efficiency

I have been making coffee for the last few years in a Melita coffee cone, using disposable filters for each cup. I buy the 100 pack of unbleached filters from Trader Joe’s for $1.99, or $2.10 after tax. That means each filter costs 2.1¢. I think to myself “geez, these filters are probably adding up to a lot of money over the years” and I start investigating other options. 

This is the Francois Et Mimi 12 oz. double wall stainless steel french press. There’s nothing too special about it, but it does cost $34.50 and requires no additional filters.
So if each 100 pack of filters costs me $2.10, the french press will start saving me money after only 17 packs. That’s obviously 1,700 cups of coffee. If I continue drinking only one cup of coffee per day, I will reach this goal after 4.66 years. After this point, I will be saving $7.67 per year on coffee filters. Not bad for a sub five year investment.

Someone should probably check my math though, I’m only half way through my coffee.

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The Telling Room

The always fantastic David of Budget Fabulous Films just dropped a promotional video for The Telling Room, a non-profit writing center in Portland Maine that helps create great storytellers (and was just awarded a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award by Michelle Obama herself.) I know what you’re saying “oh yeah, I’m definitely going to watch a promo video for a non-profit.” Shut up, just watch it.

Little John Island

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This is about 15 miles into a loop that we have been riding lately. It’s a very nice calm spot to eat a Bonk Breaker and talk about pretending an exploded red hot dog is your penis.

BTTF in the Park

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Tonight was the screening of Back to the Future at Bug Light Park! I didn’t get a chance to see any of the other movies there, but I was glad to catch this one. If you’re in Portland in a few weeks, be sure to catch Jaws on the Eastern Prom as part of the Mensk Summer Film Series.