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I have another very easy way for you to save over $50 – and actually you could save significantly more than that – it’s make your own Coffee at home! I’m sure most of you enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning. For some you may only go to a coffee shop on an occasion or two – but for others I know that it can be a daily event.
When I was in college I worked at a coffee shop – and there were so many people I saw every day at the same exact time who would just stop and buy a coffee (I’m not even talking about the fancy-milk-frothing-required kind of coffee). All I could think was – this is honestly – just coffee – that I had just ground up – and put in a fairly large coffee pot- then put into a fancy coffee dispenser in the shop. They actually still had to go pour the coffee themselves and mix in the creamer and sugar. Literally (aside from brewing it) all I did was hand them an empty cup.
The kicker of it was these very same people could have just bought the coffee beans from the very same shop – ground them and brewed it themselves and saved about $1.00 just by skipping the ‘going into the shop’ part. It was literally the same exact coffee!
I’m not saying don’t ever treat yourself to the experience of going to a coffee shop – because I will admit – I love going to them. However if you make it more of a once in a while treat – rather than an every day – or a few times a week task- you will save a ton of money!
If you have a specific kind of coffee you like from a specific shop – see if they offer to sell the coffee in bulk beans (most shops do) – they will likely cost more than coffee from a grocery store but brewing it yourself will still save you money! If you are convinced that coffee shops are doing something special to make their coffee taste better – I can assure you they are not. Coffee is coffee – if you buy the shops whole beans and grind them yourself you will save money – that’s just the long and short of the situation.
At the shop I used to work at – you would save about $1.00 per cup if you just bought the beans and made that same cup at home. The costs of the cups were $1.60 and I’ve looked at other’s calculations of how much making your own coffee costs (cream/sugar/everything included) and found that it was around the $0.60 mark – so I was pretty much right on the money with what I had calculated.
If you’re a person who only goes to a coffee shop twice a week – making your own coffee would save you $104 each year. If you go more often than twice a week you will obviously save more.
This is honestly one of the easiest ways to save money – especially if you coupon for household items (including coffee) this only means you save much more. But for the sake of this post we will use a person who goes and gets coffee twice a week.
Saved with this methods $104
Total Saved: $672
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