What is Your Cup of Java Costing You?
For all you coffee lovers, do you know what a cup of java is costing you? I recently came across an article from USA Today that included a Coffee Cost Calculator. This tool provides a quick way to learn how much you’re spending for that java fix. For instance if you are purchasing one cup of java a day for a month, this amounts to roughly $60.00. Those dollars soon add up so basically in three months you could have brought yourself a small ipad and so on and so on.
I don’t know about you, but my day doesn’t get off to a good start without a cup of java.
- Some point to the jolt of caffeine and energy that is provided through the caffeine. For me, it isn’t the caffeine because I almost always drink decaffeinated.
- I have even been told that coffee is a bronchodilator and can help reduce the symptoms of an asthma attack. Helps you breathe better by opening up airways. Two-thumbs up for coffee!!
- A health-conscious person may share with us that coffee is healthy. Coffee’s health promoting properties are likely due to the antioxidants naturally occurring in the coffee bean. A typical serving of coffee contains more antioxidants than typical servings of grape juice, blueberries, raspberries and oranges. Antioxidants in coffee may dampen inflammation, reducing the risk of disorders related to it, like cardiovascular disease. I am not sure that I get this benefit either because many of the antioxidants are removed during the decaffeination process.
I drink coffee because I simply like coffee and I love a good cup of coffee, even more. I drink coffee because it is appealing. And, I truly crave something warm and refreshing! So for me, coffee hits that spot. [pullquote-left] I like that coffee brings me a sense of sharing.[/pullquote-left] There is nothing better than to share good conversation over a warm cup of java with friends and loved ones. Java and friendship go hand and hand. And this is the very reason why I love Starbucks. My family and I drink it when we are out as well as buy it as a staple for the house.
Coffee lovers, don’t get me wrong this article is about saving money, but at what cost? This is one of the main reasons why I am a Starbucks lover. Coffee, in my mind, should also be bought fair trade as workers are often abused in the coffee industry. This makes coffee more expensive than other brands. But I would rather patronize a company with good corporate citizenship than those who prey on those less fortunate. Also, I am sure to budget my expenses associated with coffee under entertainment. Looking at a coffee break in this manner makes good sense as it is one of the cheaper forms of entertainment.
In an attempt to save money, some coffee lovers have explored the phone application called “Coffitivity.” It produces the sounds of a busy coffee shop, so you can have on-demand background noise wherever you are. Research says that some coffee drinkers love the sound of fresh brewed coffee, therefore it stimulates certain brain functioning eliciting creativity.
You should do whatever your conscious and pocketbook will hold.
As you have seen by using the coffee cost calculator, there is a price difference in making coffee at home and buying a cup of coffee to go. The price adds up. What is Your Cup of Java Costing You?