I'm the only coffee drinker in my household. A full pot of coffee encouraged me to drink more than I wanted/needed. The single cup coffee makers (like Keurig) seemed expensive. And don't get me started on "premium" coffee shops!
I started making a coffee concentrate with 1 scoop coffee in 2 oz of water. (I make 30oz at a time). Keep in the refrigerator. When you want a cup, mix 2 oz of mix with 4-6 oz of hot water and Voila! A single cup of coffee that's no more expensive than making a pot.
To make: Place coffee grounds in container, add water. Cover and refrigerate over night. Strain out the coffee grounds (use in your garden) and keep concentrate in the refrigerator.
To make it easier to strain, I fill the large tea bags (purchase at specialty tea shops).
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Put out a huge coffee mug on your counter and every time you want to go out to buy that special cup of coffee, put your money in the mug instead. Either you could save your coffee mug money for an awesome coffee maker or put it in the bank for some healthy groceries or activity. You would be amazed to see how much you save up! 211
Make your favorite coffee a head of time (a whole pot or two) then cool, and then pour in small tupperware type containers (one cup or two, depending on your preferences) and freeze in your freezer! And when you want a good cup of YOUR Coffee, you just have to plop it into the Microwave and thaw and you got a fresh cup of coffee without spending a whole lot on take out! Can save you thousand of dollars over ten years! 189
say you spend $1.39 at Starbucks or Hortons for a cup of Java a day. Multiply that by 28 days in a month which comes to $38.92 cents before tax (after tax $42.03) ( Multiply that by 12 months its $504.36 a year, times 10 years equals...$5,043.60 you would have spent in ten years just on coffee
I am someone who needs morning coffee like I need air, but rather than grabbing a cup on my way to work or class I bought a home coffee maker and started saving instantly. The coffee pot paid for itself in under 2 weeks of not purchasing coffee on the go plus I'm not being wasteful since I am no longer using paper and plastic disposable cups from vendors. 271
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