The single-serve coffee machines seem to be everywhere you look; my local movie theater even uses them! They do offer fantastic convenience and consistent quality, but it comes at a price…according to the New York Times, the cost can be as high as $50 per pound (and that’s not taking into account the cost of the machines themselves)! So if you’re looking for a place to save some money, consider buying an inexpensive French Press, it’s still very quick and tastes excellent. Or, buy refillable K cups as another option.