1) Not Making Our Own Coffee
You knew your no-whip Mocha Latte would be on this list, didn’t you? These daily espresso drinks are delicious ways for us to wake up in the morning. Unfortunately, they are also a scourge on the wallet. Coffee store chains have made the morning run to the coffee shop a daily ritual for millions of people. In turn, they have profited greatly. To think, that cup of coffee that once cost you less than a dollar a week, is now $4.00 or more per day. And that is if you only go once a day.
You may think your next best route is K-cups. Who doesn’t have a single-cup coffee maker in their home? It’s nearly as popular as owning a television. Well, K-cups may be the perfect dose of caffeine in the morning, and it is certainly convenient. But compared to the old-fashioned way of brewing coffee, you know, in a pot or press, K-cups can be costly at 50-cents to a dollar per cup.
Best advice for coffee savings is to invest in a $20 4-cup coffee machine that has a timer. You can prep the coffee before going to bed and set the timer to start brewing just before you wake up. Not only will you have a fresh cup of coffee waiting for you, but you’ll be woken up by nature’s best alarm clock—second to the smell of bacon, of course.
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