Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Frugal Coffee Habits

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Nothing beats the aroma of coffee brewing in the morning.  I love my coffee, probably a bit too much.  If you are like me and enjoy your cup of joe (or pot), here are a few tips on how to make the most of your coffee expenditures.

  • brew at home, the cost per cup is far less expensive (this varies depending on the coffee you buy);
  • during the summer months pour coffee that was unused into a class or metal container and put it in the fridge.  Add to ice and you have yummy iced coffee;
  • if you need a bit of milk to cut the bitterness, use a smidge of whole or half & half.   A little goes far further than skim and saves resources;
  • consider sweetening with almond or soy milk, again much less expensive than cows milk;
  • keep the used grounds to add to your compost pile or give to someone who does compost; and
  • if you are drinking away from home bring your own cup -- usually you'll save $0.25 or so.
Enjoy, and share any tips I have yet to uncover!

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