How to Save Money on Coffee

Do you know that the average American worker spends $91 on coffee every month? That’s some serious money. In fact, if you put $91 into a savings account with annual interest compounded every three months – even at a low rate like 3% – you could have more than $125k after fifty years.

So, if having more money, while still enjoying good coffee, sounds like your cup of tea (er… coffee), then listen up. This post is for you! Here’s how you can save money on coffee…

How You Can Save Money on Coffee

Ask for gift cards. If someone wants to spend money on you for a birthday present or Christmas present, just ask for gift cards. At this point, if you just stick to gift cards, you don’t have to actually change any of your habits. Not bad, right?

Re-use grounds. Sounds kind of gross, right? Well, it’s actually not that bad. Here’s how you make it work. Before you brew that second pot of coffee, take out half of the grounds and replace them with fresh ones. Just don’t wait too long before reusing old grounds, or else things can get kind of gross.

Flavoring can be cheap. Gourmet coffee shops aren’t the only way to get some intense flavor in your coffee. You don’t have to buy their expensive grocery store products either. Instead, just go over to your spice rack. Cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg are all common spices that can really enliven your morning cup o’ Joe.

Go the fast food route. That one nautically-named green coffee shop on every street corner in America isn’t the only place to get a cup of coffee, you know. In fact, most people like the cheaper 99 cent coffee that’s sold at virtually any fast food restaurant. Why? It’s roasted lighter. (By the way, light roast coffee has more caffeine than dark roast coffee.)

Opt for instant coffee at home. When bought in bulk, instant coffee is pretty cheap. Also, it takes practically no time to make. As they say, time is money.

Lastly, if you’re really a coffee nerd, try roasting your own coffee at home. Buying green coffee beans in bulk is surprisingly cheap. Roast them when you need them, a half-pound or a pound at a time. You’ll have a superior, fresher cup of coffee at an incredibly low price!

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