Many of us coffee drinkers have gotten caught up in the craze of overpaying for coffee. Chances are if you are a coffee drinker your first stop in the morning is a Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, or other coffee shop. The average cost for a large cup of coffee at one of these shops is about two dollars. And that's just for the regular plain old coffee. Some of you I'm sure are hooked on these "designer coffees" (cappocinno, lattes, espresso, etc.) which can enter the 3-5 dollar range. Okay, so for the sake of simplicity we'll just assume you are buying just one cup of regular coffee peer day. So lets do a little math here:
1 cup of coffee per day.........................$2.00 per day $2.oo per day x 30 (avg days in a month)........$60.00 per month $2.00 per day x 365 (days in a year)............$730.00 per year
Wow! Seems like alot of money huh? Let's see if we can tighten our belts a bit, and maybe save a few dollars. How about if we start brewing our own coffee at home. Lets see if that will cut those numbers down a bit. For this example we will break down the cost of a cup of coffee when brewed at home with items purchased at Samsclub.com
Folgers Classic Roast 39oz(makes 120 16oz cups)...$9.85 or 8 cents per 16oz cup BrewRite coffee filter 700ct pack.................$2.34 or less than 1 cent each Domino Sugar 25 lb bag(approx.2yr supply).........$10.74 or about 1 cent a day Coffee Mate creamer 50oz (approx. 1yr supply).....$6.12 or about 2 cents per day ______________________________ Total cost per 16oz cup.......................... $0.12 Cost per month...$3.60 a savings of $56.40 per month! Cost per year...$43.80 a savings of $686.20 per year!
That's alot of money you could be saving with little effort and sacrifice. So just think what you could do with that $686 every year.