It’s 8 am, you’re on your way to work and you’re exhausted from that late night. You walk into a Starbucks and order a Venti latte. Sound familiar? Well, if you do that for a whole year, you’d be spending Php 52200 on Starbucks alone! If this sounds too much than what you’re willing to pay for, here are some alternatives to cut those expensive coffee cravings out of your life.
1. Make your own
Making your own joe is definitely cheaper than buying one each day! What’s more, you can make more than one pot. Just buy a coffee maker and some beans and you’re good to go. Reuse the beans if you want to save more!
2. Get a good night’s sleep
A good night’s sleep is essential for getting enough energy to get through the next day. If you’re well-rested, you won’t need that expensive emergency cup of coffee. Get memory foam pillows for a more comfortable sleep and don’t stay up too late!
3. Find a cheaper alternative
There are plenty of drinks that are cheaper. Tea contains caffeine too, and you can buy tea sachets anywhere for cheap prices! What’s more, it’ll give you the energy boost that you need. Even at Starbucks, tea is way cheaper so you can order that instead!
4. Freeze your leftovers in ice cubes
Still have some left in that Starbucks Cup? Don’t let it go to waste. Pour your leftover coffee into an ice cube tray and take it out for the next time you want a drink. It’ll save you money and taste equally as good as the original!
5. Budget your spending
If you still can’t quit drinking expensive coffee, the next best thing would be to set a monthly coffee budget for yourself and stick to it. You can still have enough money for both coffee and leisure! On the days that you can’t drink expensive, you can make your own.
6. Cheap coffee can be good coffee
Don’t let the price tag fool you, because sometimes the best cups are cheap hidden gems. Most of them go unadvertised, but you can always ask a local for suggestions and they’ll point you in the right direction. Maybe you’ll find your new addiction!
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