Saturday, January 19, 2013

19. Coffee - Bulk, Whole Bean

I have to state that I am not a coffee drinker, but my husband is and he drinks a lot of it. He is also extremely selective in his coffee tastes. I am sure that if you really want to save money there are extremely cheap coffees out there that would be effective with that. However, some things you just have to buy the good stuff and that's okay. There should always be some things that you splurge on, just do it smartly. 

For his coffee habit:

1. He makes it at home.
2.  He uses travel coffee mugs for his morning "on-the-go" cup.

3.  We found gourmet coffee at Cost Plus World Market (online purchasing is an option if there is not a location in your area) for an excellent price. They, also, have a membership program where you earn free coffee from purchasing coffee, and Wednesdays are double point days. So we purchase on Wednesdays.

4.  He buys whole bean and grinds it fresh, so that it tastes even better.
5.  He stores his beans in the freezer to maintain the flavor longer.

I know that there are a lot of people who buy a coffee every morning at the local gas station or coffee shop. This is not something we can afford to do, he gets a lot more coffee for his money with a little bit of effort and travel coffee mugs are better for the environment. Overall, his coffee habit is not a big expense, but we do whatever we can to keep those costs as low as possible.

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