Coffee, Coffee, Coffee…..you delicious little vice, you.
Coffee: Who…. me?
Me: Yes you! – your welcoming, warm voice calls to me out of cafes every day. You are like a caffeinated Siren of the sea, I am the Sailor. I can’t resist your call.
I do love you coffee. But you are rather costly.
Coffee: Really? $4.50 for a hit of this goodness isn’t THAT much….
Me: But I’m seeing you on a regular basis. As in daily. It adds up. I think we need to take a little break…
Inspired by a fellow debt blogger’s recent post Frugal in the morning , I thought I would share my little daily battle of trying not to buy coffee. Everyday.
It really does add up, any coffee lover turned debt fighting super hero (heroine) , has done the math. A daily cup at $4.50 x 7 x 52 = $1638.00 per year for my caffeine fix.
This week I set myself a little challenge of only purchasing 2 coffees. All week. UNHEARD of for me. I am just finishing my second one as I write this post. So that little conversation above, it did actually happen – just then 😉
Coffee is a treat and I love it. I am never going to completely deny myself, because no coffee does a miserable Elesha make. However, in the interest of my debt campaign, I am seriously going to try to stick to 2 a week.
That’s a weekly saving of $22.50 and a yearly saving of $1170.00
Coffee my faithful friend, we will meet again. Just not as often.
On a little coffee side note, during the month I traveled in Argentina, I can honestly say this cafe – Coffee Town- served the only decent coffee I had. And it was amazing. In San Telmo, Buenos Aries during vintage market trawling on a freezing cold day.
I could have kissed the barista I was so happy.