My parents are coffee junkies. They can go through an entire bag in just a few days! It can really add up – especially if you are buying coffee out.
Let’s look at a few ways we can reduce the cost of that coffee habit!
1. Go Reusable: If you have a Keurig check out some Reusable K Cups you just fill them with your favorite coffee! You get the convinience of one time use cups but not the expense. Have a regular coffee machine? We’ve had a reusable filter for years and a quick scrub after use and it is still going strong! You can find some deals on Reusable Coffee Filters.
2. Don’t Be Brand Loyal. I made a pot of coffee for my dad one evening. We aren’t big coffee drinkers in my house so I don’t keep the fancy (ahem- expensive) stuff on my shelves usually. He was impressed with the coffee and wanted to know what variety of his beloved Starbucks it was. He was amazed that it was Chock Full O’Nuts that I had picked up really cheap! Give the less expensive brands a try it may take a bit of trial and error to find the best coffee to water ratio for you but you may surprise yourself!
3. Reuse your Coffee. I can already see the looks “Drink old Coffee! No way!” It’s easy to make an iced coffee in the evening – just put the left over morning coffee in a pitcher or glass in the fridge. Add flavored creamer or milk and ice in the evening- viola- your caffeine fix on a dime! You can get double duty out of one pot!
4. Store it properly. The bags that the coffee comes in probably isn’t good enough to keep your coffee fresh for long. Check out some alternative storage options like this Tightvac Coffeevac 1 Pound Vacuum Sealed Storage Container,.
5. Use coupons! Buying coffee while on sale and with a coupon is the easiest way to spend less on your coffee habit. Check out the currently available coupons for coffee!