as I sip a cup of my just-this-morning-ground-beans-and-french-pressed-coffee, I think how good I have it at just under $40. Yeah, I could spend more, but I'm happy with what I have, 32 oz Bodum press, cheap blade grinder (clearance at Wal Mart), Eight O'clock brand coffee (as recommended to me by a friend at church, not bad at all, though I usually get Community Coffee Special Reserve for grinding). When this grinder gives up the ghost, I'll look into a burr grinder, either electric or hand, saw a kit somewhere awhile back you build your own "box" and mount the grinder in it, I'm thinking I'll probably give that a shot, kit was like $15.
Anyway, this setup works marvelously for me, but some of the others may give you suggestions more up your alley.
I won't make any mention of YMMV.....
After Monday and Tuesday, even the rest of the week goes W T F