TweetI am a huge fan of Costco. I am an even bigger fan of their Kirkland line of products.
Kirkland is a private-label brand, basically a generic brand that is made by someone else and then sold under Costco’s name. So far, Kirkland products I buy seem to be just as good as any name brand product but much more wallet friendly. (Check out their chicken!)
Kirkland is going to have a new product soon and I have to say I’m very excited. You might say that I have the store loyalty bug!
I was late to the K-Cup single-cup coffee maker trend, but better late than never. I find that the K-cups are kind of expensive (roughly $.80 each) but I really like the convenience and the fact that I do not have to buy creamers. Also, I find that I waste much less coffee because I simply cannot drink a whole pot.
Now I might not have to feel as guilty about buying K-cups. This week a friend sent me an email saying that my favorite store brand, Kirkland, is going to sell K-cups that are made by the very company that makes most of them now: Green Mountain Coffee.
I’m really hoping that the quality will be the same. Apparently Green Mountain Coffee lost their patent on the K-cup so now they are partnering with private-label brands to sell K-cups. I guess they are hoping a partnership will keep out the competition.
100 K-cups at a Time!
The only downside to Kirkland’s K-cups is that they will be sold in a huge volume, consistent with how Costco works. The Kirkland K-cups will come in a package of 100, according to Reuters. Right now Costco sells K-cups under the Kirkland brand in 200-count sizes for only $90, or $.45 per cup. Since these do not match the 100-cup report, I’m guessing these are not made by Green Mountain Coffee.
If Costco can match the same per-unit price for 100 K-cups, I’m sold on it. While I’m not too shy to drop $90 on a 200-count pack of Kirkland K-cups, I would much prefer to buy multiple flavors. Any K-cup lover knows that after awhile the same flavors over and over again get really old.
Is anyone else excited about cheaper K-cups?