When I read about a Bay Area coffee shop selling super-fancy coffee for $15 a CUP, I was like, “SAY WHAT?!” I love coffee, and my husband and I are willing to shell out a few bucks for a good cuppa. We even periodically get shipments from our favorite Chicago coffee shop (roasted in the neighborhood where we lived for many years, and where we made many friends). I’ll admit I’d pay ONCE for that $15 cup of coffee. Last weekend, while on a quick girls-only trip to New York City, I paid $5 for a pour-over (au lait) at Blue Bottle, but that’s the exception for me. Most mornings my husband makes a french press pot, and I have one mug with a little sugar and half-and-half.
But how much do “normal people” pay for coffee each week? Am I the exception, or the rule? As you might expect by now, I asked my friends.
How much do you spend on coffee each week?
- I make coffee every morning at home at around $10-$20 per roasted bag. Unfortunately, there are not good coffee places near me, so this is the best I can get.
- I am a sucker for free coffee. If there’s a free coffee pot brewing at work, I’ve sniffed it out and exploited it! On weekends we make our own at home; we really try to spend a minimal amount as the price is so marked up, usually about $5.
- <$1. I drink the free coffee from our cafeteria at work, and we brew a pot each day on the weekend from beans bought at Costco.
- $10, give or take
- $0 to $25, depending on my ability to resist Starbucks and drink my coffee at the office
- I only drink one cup a day, so minimal costs!
- Maybe $5 at most, drink coffee at work
- About $15. More when I’m not pregnant.
- No clue. I make pretty ordinary coffee at home every morning. I buy it far less often than I used to.
- Between $5 and $15
So, are you a Gilmore Girl who rushes to a local cafe every morning and shells out a few bucks? Or do you drink the swill from the office pots? (Who cleans those things, anyway?) Or do you skip coffee altogether and drink water, tea, Red Bull or Diet Coke?