Home Brew: Making Coffee & Saving Money

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For many people, getting a cup of coffee before work is essential… it’s a helpful pick-me-up, as well as a morning ritual. But whether you make it at home or buy it at a coffee shop (such as Starbucks) makes a huge difference.

USA Today made a handy calculator to help you figure out the cost — though you might not like the results if you don’t brew at home. Here’s what it looks like when you compare one cup of coffee made at home to one cup brewed for you at Starbucks:

MAKE AT HOME STARBUCKS
Monthly = $2.40 Monthly = $63
Annually = $29.20 Annually = $766.50
30 years = $876 30 years = $22,995

So, it would appear that brewing at home saves a ton of money — $22,119 in fact. That amount of money can buy a lot of things: A new car, a college education, a downpayment on a home. And you don’t have even to give up your Starbucks coffee… when you make it from home, you avoid the lines and the waiting. Drink up to saving some money on your next cup of Joe!

(h/t USA Today)

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