I like to look at what a meal costs us (versus going out). With this post, I will compare the price of a meal out vs. making it at home.
Coffee (the Latte Factor):
A little background: Up until this Summer, I did not like coffee AT ALL! Thanks to my mother and her Keurig machine (insert sarcasm here,) I have been hooked! I cant seem to do anything in moderation, so I started drinking about a ½ pot at work every day because Todd cant stomach the smell of coffee, so it was something I did at work and only at work. It wasn’t plain black coffee, oh no… it was flavored coffee that I had been drinking. I don’t (and didn’t) like the thought of being addicted to something. OK, yes, I have an addiction to food, but it is also a necessity. At any rate, I weaned myself off for about a month. Now that it’s getting cold outside, I get a craving for coffee in the mornings. So, here goes:
French Vanilla Cappuccino from Gas Station: $1.49
(“High Octane,” full fat, a lot of sugar, small cup)
Maxwell House: Swisse Mocha Café : $1.89/container of 21 cups $0.09/cup!
(Decaf, Sugar Free – low calorie!)
Savings Per Cup: $1.40!
Needless to say, I will continue to buy the coffee in the tins