Coffee Savings is Possible with These Frugal Footsteps
Drinking coffee at home...
You can save a signficant amount of money and free up money by preparing your own cup of coffee at home.
What deters most people from doing this is out "taste buds" have changed since the inception of coffee bistros. This made most every coffee drinker fend for the "stronger cup of coffee..." and turned home coffee makers into a nearly obsolete item.
However, there is a frugal solution.
The French Press...
The French Press allows you to make coffee with no filters. You simply heat up water, pour it over the grinds in the french press, and use the press (a lid with an attached screen/filter) to push the grinds down.
Within minutes you have that "bistro strength coffee" made.
French Presses can be affordable and can venture into being expensive.
What we have found is the
Bodum Brazil French Press
as the best frugal find. For under $20 you can start using this french press without having to invest in expensive coffee making machines.
Here are some of the Bodum Brazil French Press' Features:
8-Cup French Press Coffeemaker allows you to brew flavorful coffee in 4 minutes
3-Part stainless steel mesh filter is included which allows for a premium extraction of your coffee's aromatic oils and subtle flavors
No paper filters required, means more flavor without any waste
Patented safety lid prevents splashing of liquids while pressing
All parts are dishwasher safe...
Click here to find out more about this product for this coffee saving option.
Saving on Specialty Coffee Drinks...
If you like lattes, and other specialty drinks, you are familiar of
the cost of fine coffees and lattes.
Here is an article that shows ways to save if you do visit a coffee bistro and want to cut the cost.
Click here to read more from our friends at "The Dollar Stretcher."
If you socialize by meeting friends for coffee, keep in mind that this can be nearly as expensive as eating out.
Minimize this habit and start the process of meeting friends at home for coffee.
It's simple math. If you are purchasing speciaty drinks, you usually spend close to $4.00. If you have a daily habit of this, it would cost you from $100.00 to $120.00 per month.
A cup of strong french press coffee with half and half and ice will cost you anywhere from 25 cents to 50 cents. Depending on how you prepare your specialty drink, this could save you over $100.00 per month ($1,200.00 per year)!
Making Your Own Flavored Cups of Coffee for Pennies...
Flavoring coffee can also be expensive (as well as flavored creamers). Instead of purchasing expensive coffee creamers with flavor, add your own.
Example: For cinnamon flavored coffee, simply sprinkle cinnamon over the coffee grounds before you prepare it at home.
Other flavorings, such as vanilla, nutmeg, etc. can be added to the coffee grinds and brewed with your french press.
Now you have flavored coffee without the expensive flavored coffees, or flavored creamers.
Play with it and see what spices you can find that are a fraction of the cost.