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How To Save A Latte During A Cash Crunch

Posted: 12/10/08
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Platinum SwingIt’s understandable that given our shaky economy, many of us are taking a good look at how we spend our money and trying to figure out ways we can cut back on spending. Mostly we want an easy way to cut corners without giving up too much. Let’s face it, saving money is one thing, but we can’t give up all our guilty pleasures and indulgences, right?

If you’re like many coffee drinkers, you probably stop at your local coffee shop at least once a day and grab your latte, cappuccino, americano, or other coffee drink. Think about how much money you are spending on your specialty coffees. For example, if you buy two venti mochas a day at $4.27 a pop, that comes out to $59.78 a week! Add that up over the course of a year and you're spending over $2,800 a year on your take-out coffee! Add in the driving and waiting-in-line time and the gas you spend going to and from the coffee shop, and your coffee habit is costing you a lot of moola! Now, being the coffee lover that I am, I would never, ever suggest you give up your coffee, especially now with the new findings suggesting coffee is actually good for us! (I have to say, deep down inside, I always knew it was.)

"...if you buy two venti mochas a day at $4.27 a pop, that comes out to $59.78 a week! Add that up over the course of a year and you're spending over $2,800 a year on your take-out coffee!"

What I am suggesting is that if you’re thinking about purchasing a new machine, now is the time to do it. I recently received a Gaggia Coffee and I have to say, I love it! I have learned to create some pretty awesome drinks, and all in my own kitchen! I still haven’t mastered the latte art, but if you ever saw one of my cake decorating projects, well, let’s just leave it at that and say that I will probably never win a barista of the year award, but I can now brew great tasting espresso drinks. The bottom line is, we don’t have to give up all the little pleasures in life during this economic downturn. We just need to be smart and creative.

Rancilio Silvia and Rocky PackageOne way to do that is to look for sales and bargains. At Whole Latte Love, we are always offering specials and package deals. Right now, we are offering discounts and customized package deals created to make your holiday shopping easier. These offers will run through the Christmas holiday season, and will make perfect holiday gifts for the coffee lovers in your life!