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Exploding the Myth and Revealing the Truth

Myth:  Compare coffee on "price per pound". NOT!

Why?  Because we drink coffee by the cup, not by the pound.

Think about this one example...

We buy and consume milk by the gallon.

So, the correct way to compare milk prices is "by the gallon".

You can think of lots of other examples where you "buy and consume" in a similar way.

Insurance, by the year – compare the annual premiums.

Tomatoes, by the pound – compare the cost per pound.

But, we brew coffee by the pot and consume it by the cup. Therefore, the correct way to compare coffee prices is "by the cup".

How Do I Compare?

Hey Ed, We want to drink better coffee
around here in our office.

But, I want to "compare" the cost of All Day Gourmet Coffee to the coffee we buy at the grocery store or discount warehouse.

How do I do that?

Since All Day Gourmet Coffee is a higher quality coffee, and it is packaged "by the pot" (not in a can) how do I correctly compare costs?

Joyce Ottignon, Princeton, NJ

All Day Gourmet vs. Coffee-in-a-Can

1. Compare Quality

For starters, our All Day Gourmet Coffee is a premium gourmet quality coffee – 100% Arabica beans that deliver a smoother, consistently better tasting coffee than the "other guys".

Many of the commercial Coffees-in-a-Can are made from lower grade coffee beans, like Robusta beans. You'll even find some Coffees-in-a-Can which are very low grade 100% Arabica beans.

New York's Coffee Meister John DeBartolo discusses gourmet grade and commercial grade coffees in his Gourmet Coffee Reviews.

2. Compare Cost

Comparing costs is simple and easy to do. Just a few steps is all it takes. No big deal, really.

Here's what you need to know

1. Type of coffee you are buying
2. Quantity of coffee you are buying
3. Add your state sales tax
4. Add your cost of "getting it"

Here's How You Do It – Step by Step

1. Type of coffee you are buying

The type of coffee you buy is generally "regular vs. decaf" or "regular roast vs. dark roast".

Since prices vary depending on the type of coffee you buy, be sure you compare

2. Quantity of coffee you are buying

This is pretty straightforward for both All Day Gourmet Coffee and Coffee-in-a-Can.

All Day Gourmet ®

Coffee-in-a-Can

 Packaged in pillow packs or filter packs
 40 pots of coffee per box
 Each brews a full 12 cup pot of coffee
 Total of 480 cups of coffee per box
 Brews same cups as 2 cans of coffee

 Popular value size ="2 pound can"
 Approx weight actually 39 ounces
   (2 pounds, 7 ounces)
 Look on side of can, brews 240 cups
 2 cans brew 480 cups of coffee
 2 cans = one box of All Day Gourmet Coffee

Adjustment: If you like your coffee robust, full and flavorful – and most coffee drinkers do – chances are you use more coffee when you brew.

Result: you get less than 240 cups of coffee per can.

How can you tell? Well, if you really fill that filter basket full – because you don't like "weak coffee" – then experience shows that you probably get somewhere between 190-210 cups of coffee per 2 pound can.

3. Add your state sales tax

Okay, now add your state sales tax to the cost of your coffee.

4. Add your cost of "getting it"

You have "getting it" costs involved whether you have your coffee delivered to you or you send someone on a special trip to get it. That's just the way it is.

For instance, we deliver right to your home or office via UPS, while other vendors offer free delivery when you order is, say, $50.00 or more.

Yes, sometimes you can just pick up the coffee while you're already making a trip to the store. Other times you have to make a special trip. Time off work (or worse, using your spare time) along with auto mileage are the two most common costs.

When Comparing, Keep This in Mind

Comparing Coffee Prices

 Your taste preference for coffee is unique (weaker, regular, or stronger)
 Coffee prices vary from region to region around the USA
 Coffee prices change (1997 marked a 20 year high in coffee prices)
 Coffee can sizes (weights) also vary
 State sales tax rates vary from state to state
 Your cost of "getting it" may also be different

Handy Comparison Chart – Real Life Examples

Here are a few "real life" examples of folks who are now our customers. Yes, they all used to buy coffee-in-a-can before they learned how to compare.

Example:

 Office/warehouse brews 8 pots of coffee per day, 5 days per week
 Total coffee needed = 40 pots per week, 160 per month
 Buy enough coffee to last for approximately five weeks
 Brewing strength "not too strong" (regular)

 All Day Gourmet Coffee = 1 Master Case for five weeks (200 pots per case)
 Coffee-in-a-Can = 10 cans for five weeks (20 pots per can)
 Sales tax = 5.00%

All Day Gourmet Coffee vs. Coffee-in-a-Can

 

All Day Gourmet Coffee
0.90oz pillow packs

Coffee-in-a-Can

Type

Classic American Roast

Regular Roast

Brew Strength

Regular

Regular

Quantity

480 cups per box
5 boxes = 2,400 cups
(1 Master Case = 5 boxes)

240 cups per can
10 cans = 2,400 cups

Cost

Master Case = $64.50

$8.99 x 10 cans = $89.90

Sales tax

$0.00

$4.50 @ 5.00%

Cost to "get it"

FREE Ground Shipping

???

Total Cost

$64.50

$94.40

Compare for Yourself – Handy Comparison Chart

All Day Gourmet Coffee vs. Coffee-in-a-Can

 

All Day Gourmet Coffee
______ oz pillow packs

Coffee-in-a-Can

Type

Classic American Roast or Bolder Brew

Regular roast or French Roast

Brew Strength

Regular or Fuller, more flavorful

Regular or Fuller, more flavorful

Quantity

480 cups per box
_____ boxes = _____ cups

_____ cups per can
_____ cans = _____ cups

Cost

$_____ x _____ boxes = $_____

$_____ x _____ cans = $_____

Sales tax

$0.00

$_____ @ _____%

Cost to "get it"

UPS _____#, approx $_____

$_____

Total Cost

$_____

$_____

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