How much do you figure you spend on a week on your daily coffee habit? Have you ever sat down and done the math? A Large Tim Horton’s coffee runs about $1.55 and some of those specialty coffees I can’t pronounce at Starbucks or “cafes” can run you $6.00 per cup of coffee. Now, assuming during the week you only drink one cup a day (which certainly some drink more!) this means you are spending somewhere between $10.85 and $42.00 a week for coffee. Over one year, your annual coffee budget accounts for $564.20 – $2184.00! These are eye opening numbers.
Brew Your Own Coffee
We buy organic free trade coffee in a bag from the grocery store. Sure, it costs a lot more than Nabob or Maxwell house, but I do love my coffee and appreciate flavour (as opposed to that cardboard taste I get from Tim’s). A bag of this ethically friendly coffee runs about $10-$13 and I yield about 30 cups of coffee (a large Tim’s sized mug). So I spend about $0.33 – $0.43 for my daily coffee, and the coffee is REALLY tasty. This works out to $1.65 – $2.15 per week or $85.80-$111.80 annually.
The added bonus is that with my re-usable mug I don’t go through 28-31 paper cups each month as well!
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