Saving Money Never Tasted So Good
Do you want great coffee every morning without breaking the bank? These days, everyone is looking to save a little money and one of the best ways to save some cash, without having to completely abandon your caffeine addiction, is by making your coffee right from the comfort of your own home. You don’t even have to change out of your jammies.
Let’s say you are a two-cup-a-day kind of person, and let’s face it . . . most of us are. That adds up! The average cup of coffee hovers around $4 a cup. This means your two cups per day are costing you around $2,848 a year!
($4 x 2 cups a day x 356 days).
Now, let’s get you set up at home. You’re going to want to start with some tasty whole bean coffee. The average 12oz bag of specialty coffee cost $17 and should yield around 13 cups of coffee depending on the strength you like your coffee and how big of a cup you need to get your morning started. That means you will probably go through a bag of coffee every week.
Next, you are going to want some brewing equipment that is going to help you maximize the flavors of your coffee. There are three components that will help you brew coffee like a professional. A brewer, a grinder, and a scale.
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Turns out, yes it is. And with so much on our to-do lists, we recommend an automatic brewer like the Ratio Six which allows you to brew cafe-quality coffee while you get the kids ready for school. You can purchase a Ratio Six for $365 and brew anywhere from a single cup to get your morning started or 40 oz for that brunch get-together with your friends.This brewer is built to last and comes with a 5-year warranty–it’s true what they say, buy nice or buy twice. Even accounting for filters and cleaning supplies, you’ll still be saving cash.
Did you know most coffee shops will grind your coffee for you? This is a great way to save money by not buying a grinder. All you need to know is what grind setting you need for your brewer. But if you want your coffee to be its freshest we recommend investing in a good burr grinder. Our friends Baratza and Fellow have you covered.
Lastly, if you really want to get your coffee-making skills down to a science, a kitchen scale is going to be your secret to success. Kitchen scales vary in price but you should be able to find what you need for around $45.
Now it’s time to do some math. Let’s go over your start-up costs.
Ratio Six - $365
Baratza Encore - $135
Kitchen Scale - $45
Filters & Cleaning Supplies - $48
Total = 593
Now let's calculate the cost of the coffee itself. Remember we said the average cost of a bag of coffee is $17 and anticipated you will need a fresh bag about every week. $17 x 52 weeks = $884. Add that total to the cost of your equipment and your total comes out to $1,477. That’s over $1,000 of savings in your first year!
Once you have all of your equipment set up you can save closer to $2,000 every year. Now you just have to learn how to make that avocado toast.