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A Monday Challenge: Skip the Coffee Shop

By Julie Norman

Are you a coffee shop junkie?  Do you love stopping by there every morning on your way to work, or taking a mid-morning break to go grab a nice latte with whipped cream on top?  Do you realize that if you spend $3 every weekday on a coffee beverage that, by the end of the year, you'll have spent almost $800 on coffee?  Is it worth it?  Maybe it is.  Maybe that's your thing - coffee. My things are skiing and biking.  I'll save money in other places to have it to spend on those hobbies.

My point is, just try skipping the coffee shop.  I know office coffee can suck (trust me, I KNOW) but Starbucks VIA is a pretty good gourmet "instant" coffee.  You could also invest in a French press and, for about $8, get a nice bag of freshly ground coffee beans for it.  That's what I do.  I use the bulk beans at Safeway, grind them in the store, and a pound lasts about 3 weeks. I make a cup for home and then put more in a thermos to take to work. You can buy vanilla syrup if you want, or keep a special creamer or whipped cream at work for your coffee. I'm just saying...TRY IT! You may find that you don't miss your Starbucks that much after all.

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