I don’t get to have my morning coffee tomorrow as I have to go have some routine blood work done and it’s when I know I can’t have my coffee that I truly go into “appreciation” mode. Every night I set up our coffee maker for my husband and I. We use a “FREE” to us Gevalia coffee maker that we got on one of those Gevalia deals so you know it wasn’t really free 😉 It works fine and it even has the auto timer…..all I have to do is set it up each evening or if I don’t my husband will.
We have quite a few family members who have Keurig’s and swear by them and I think they sure are nifty but I don’t know how frugal a cup of coffee is with a Keurig versus my on sale coffee. A lot of people insist that a Keurig is more frugal because they always had coffee leftover in their old drip brewer this is not the case for us if anything with 3 coffee drinkers we often don’t have enough for everyone in a full pot. Right now I think we are drinking Beech Nut which definitely attracts discussion when you discuss coffee at work. I have co-workers who swear by Starbucks and if they don’t go to a Starbuck’s they buy Starbuck’s and keep it in their home. I have family members who absolutely love Duncan Donuts. However I think that there are some store brands that have merit…….some of my faves are Folgers Special Roast and Yuban coffee. I love the mild flavor of Folgers I think some coffees have too burnt of a taste but sometimes I am in the mood for the richer taste of the Yuban. Don’t let the Folgers container fool you I have another brand stored in it for this picture maybe I think I can convince myself it does have Folgers in it…..LOL! 😉 I do like to mix things up though and sometimes I will buy the Harris Teeter brand coffee beans and then I grind our coffee beans up fresh for us and the coffee tastes extremely fresh when we do this.
So our coffee routine is fairly frugal at our house and might not work for others but it works for us. For some people coffee is the one area that they just won’t skimp on ever for me I think I have found a happy medium for the most part….some times I just insist I finish coffee I have purchased just to use it up. I have had this discussion with friends at work. One friend told me she was with me just use it up and get through it however this friend would probably not have bought coffee she didn’t like in the first place. Another friend said that she would mix a coffee in that she likes better. I do have a point where I draw a line if I really don’t like it it goes to the compost even Frugality has limits 😉
Some of my favorite moments on vacation is first thing in the morning before everyone else is up sitting on the campsite next to the creek drinking my morning coffee that I made in our percolator.
How important is your daily cup of coffee to you?
PS: Gratitude No. 11 for November is that my we are so blessed to live in a wonderful home in a wonderful neighborhood and community to raise our family in. I am truly blessed and I do not take it for granted.