Drinking Coffee At Home – Thought

So, I have just returned from a vacation, and one of the reoccurring themes was coffee…

Alot of coffee…

In all seriousness, buying coffee from a Dunkin’ Donuts or a Starbucks is pretty expensive. When I am at home I always drink my coffee from my trusty ole’ Keurig. But my trip got me thinking….how much money am I saving by drinking my coffee from a Keurig?

I typically drink the “Dark Magic” Green Valley coffee (found here). Buying a 96 pod box comes out to be about $0.50 for one pod. I go through 2 pods a day (because I need a lot of “dark magic” in my life), so that looks like $1.00 a day (I drink it straight black, with some ice…no creamer added). So, assuming I drink coffee 300 days out of the year, that’s right at $300 a year (ouch).

But, If I buy my coffee from Starbucks or Dunkin’ I don’t just get strong dark coffee…I get the a “tall white mocha” (or something like that…my wife speaks barista and I don’t). While I don’t speak barista, I do speak money, and I know that if I buy one it is right at $4.00. The “dark art” of math tells me that over the same 300 days a year timeframe, that I would spend close to $1200 a year on coffee (major OUCH!!). Even if I just got regular coffee, after tax that is almost $2.00, or close to $600 a year.

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I know what you are thinking. “That’s a $900 a year savings, but you could save even more by just brewing it in a coffee maker with coffee grounds!” Yes, yes I could, but I do enjoy the convenience factor, and I am willing to pay a little more for it.

All that to say, I might still treat myself with a tall white mocha every now and again, but I feel pretty good knowing that I can save upwards of $900 a year by just drinking my black Keurig coffee.

Published by Ethan P.

Ethan is a 30-something that wants to retire early to spend more time with family (like most people). Ethan enjoys talking in the third person, long walks on the beach, pizza, and nerdy things like Star Wars, superheroes, and saving money....but not Clue...Ethan does not enjoy Clue.

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