We know you’ve all heard that if we stopped buying coffee and eating avo on sourdough, we could all have houses by now or second houses, or investment funds … or whatever it may be.
And not to bang on about it, but it’s kind of true or at least the coffee part is…
75% of Aussies drink coffee, and the average Aussie drinks 14 cups of coffee a week (even we were surprised by that number!)
Let’s say you’re one of the average Aussies and drank 7 of those as takeaway coffees costing $5 each. That’s $35 a week and $1820 a year of takeaway coffee. And while that isn’t going to get you a house, it’s a decent chunk of change.
Without sounding like a dramatic news story about why you won’t own houses because you love coffee, we’ve got some ideas to keep the cost of your coffee down without sacrificing taste.
Here are 7 tips to cut back on takeaway coffee that are more than just “make it at home” because, much like we all know, eating right and exercising is the key to weight loss; it’s easier said than done.
For many of us, takeaway coffee is a morning ritual, an indulgent treat or a habit that we can’t seem to shake.
So here are a few ideas to break the habit but still treat yourself without draining your bank account.
- Get a keep cup that you love and actually want to use so you can make great coffee at home and take it with you. Look, if you need to invest in a few paper cafe cups to give you a more authentic feel, then do so; just choose recyclable ones if you can.
- Invest in your beans - not in a Jack and the beanstalk way, but good coffee, like anything, comes from good ingredients. To turn coffee making at home into a habit, invest in quality beans that are freshly roasted. Like ours, not that we are biased or anything… shop our pure blends here.
- Make it easy- set it up the night before, so all you have to do is start the kettle/turn on the gas. Have it ready to go, so there are no excuses, and you can brew a delicious cup of coffee while you get dressed, make lunches etc.
- Indulge in some flavoured coffee blends and make it a treat- a flavour-packed cup that’ll make your house smell like the best cafe in town while it brews. Discover your flavour here.
- Get the right equipment - I know it sounds counter-intuitive to say spend more but by that Moka Pot or AeroPress or fancy machine and turn coffee made at home into coffee worth making at home.
- Plan it - not in an all-or-nothing way but decide how many takeaway cups of coffee you’ll have a week and stick to that number.
- Make it a ritual - if part of your takeaway coffee addiction is because it feels like a treat or an event, then re-create that. Use good beans, grab a great cup you love, make it a time out of your day where you are making coffee and turn it into a little moment to enjoy the process, the aroma and finally, sit down with a cup of coffee that tastes great and costs less.
Magda & Justin