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.
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.