The U.S. operates an $18 billion a year coffee trade, and in the quest for both convenience and connoisseur-quality brew, many consumers have turned to Keurig and its K-Cup system. By offering more than 200 varieties of coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and specialty/iced beverages that can be brewed in minutes, we can't help but wonder what the daily and yearly cost of this coffee convenience is. Do you come out ahead by choosing K-Cups over Starbucks?