Coffee Upsets And, Coffee Fits!….

People running out on their homemade cup of coffee happens all the time. In an angry, furious rush, they toss their homemade coffee, slam the door and head for the nearest coffeehouse.

They leave their regular cup of homemade coffee feeling bewildered, cheap and worthlessness. AmericaOnCoffee (AOC)

Here’s how much money you could save by making coffee at home

Gabrielle Moss

When it comes to urban legends of questionable veracity, “you’ll save big money by not buying coffee from a cafe” is one of the most commonly recited ones – probably up there with that one about how your roommate’s cousin’s boyfriend’s Pilates teacher once bought some gum that had spider eggs in it.

But every time you plunk down cash for yet another PSL, it’s hard not to think about whether you’re sabotaging your financial future through your fancy coffee habit.

Could you really be effortlessly building a safety net for yourself, simply by brewing a cup at home? Are you literally latte-ing away your life?

Well, yes and no. Yes, you can obviously cut down your costs and build up your savings by tightening your budget and minimizing unnecessary spending – which, for you, may mean cutting out delicious, frothy lattes prepared for you by friendly strangers.

But skipping lattes isn’t necessarily the financial cure-all that it is often presented as. And making coffee at home isn’t the only way to develop greater financial responsibility in life.

Rather, thinking about the so-called “latte factor” presents you with a good opportunity to explore the difference between cutting small and big costs when it comes to building a budget – and how important it is to understand the difference between “needs” and “wants” when it comes to budgeting. Let’s grind it down

Exactly How Much Money Making Your Own Coffee Saves

Let’s start with the bare facts: yes, you will obviously save money by making your coffee at home rather than buying it on the way to work. You always save money by making things at home – be it coffee, sandwiches, pants, babies, whatever. Depending on where you live and how you prefer to take your hot caffeine water, if you’re buying coffee, you’re spending between $1 and $5 per cup. Meanwhile, brewing a cup of coffee at home costs you between 16 and 18 cents per cup.

This means that if you opt to buy coffee at a cafe, you’re spending between $5 and $25 a week – and thus, $20 to $100 a month, and between $240 and $1,200 a year – on coffee (while someone who brews at home is spending around $45 a year on coffee). Yes, the difference between $45 and $1,200 is pretty stark, so obviously, making your own coffee is an opportunity to save some money.

Travis Modisette/FlickrBuying your own beans can lead to big savings.
However, don’t start feeling latte-shamed – cutting out coffee is not the only way to save money. And depending on the rest of your expenses, it might not even be the best place to start. So before you sentence yourself to a life free of adorable latte art, write out a list of all your monthly expenses, and figure out what you’re actually wasting the most money on.

So, Is It Worth Cutting Out?


30 thoughts on “Coffee Upsets And, Coffee Fits!….

  1. I’m frankly bewildered at how much people spend buying expensive coffee at coffee houses when they could make it at home. It’s OK once in a while if you’re out and about, but I’m talking about those who go out first thing in the morning to buy an expensive cup of coffee only to return home to drink it.

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    1. Hope your week has started well Eclectic. You are right. The answers are complex based on individuality. Not only are people in a hurry and take advantage of the barista convenience, but their us a bit of glamour and glitz in the mix. My final thought, is that people love to be pampered and waited on.

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  2. I think this is a very individual decision, and individuals with disposable income will not think twice about rewarding themselves with the gift of java brewed and presented by someone else. I cringe at coffee prices at most cafes, and reserve it for special occasions.

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  3. I like coffee from my Keurig, it’s Kirkland brand from Costco and a
    It’s a dark roast and very bold. When on sale, the box of 120 is 34.99 that’s with $5 off instant at the register. How do you come up with $45 a year for someone who drinks a bunch of coffee all day everyday? Thank you for your post. I fed don’t go to Starbeez for coffee, I’m not soft and besides Sumatra black coffee there’s nothing good there.

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    1. Keurig coffee is most delicious and convenient for the super busiest of lifestyles. You have it pretty down pat. This share of taste and cost configuration is in part, from the author’s perspective. Thank you kindly for your feedback!


    1. Coffee is definitely a wake up! But never should we fall apart before the sipping from the cup. Some people fall apart because coffee is their medicine. Others as myself wake up to coffee as being a treat. Cheers for a good day!❤️


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