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  1. Funny, how you feel 2-3 coffee cup per day is much. I’m from Finland and for us it’s not much at all. I drink about 2 coups per day and it’s little compared for many others. Many people drink lots of cups per day (I think they can’t even count it). Well, finnish people drink coffee most in the world…😁

  2. I love this. I also drink 2-3 cups of coffee per day and almost NEVER buy it out. For one, the gym I belong to serves free Peet’s coffee every morning, and then when I’m housesitting I brew great pour-over coffee. The price of coffee out is just ridiculous, especially in the San Francisco Bay area where it can be $4 for a cup of drip coffee! Preposterous 🙂

  3. i’m a coffee snob too and actually prefer the taste of my own cup to the ones i buy. i have a ceramic coffee dripper and it so simple to use. cheers to coffee!!

  4. I need to go back to brewing – between using K-cups (not eco-friendly unles syou’re using reusable pods) and the 1-2x/week Starbucks run, I am probably spending more than I realize! From one coffee snob to another, I appreciate the Bialetti recommendation…

    • Yeah, it adds up really quickly. Far quicker than we really realize until we sit down and start calculating. The Bialetti is the best. We love ours!

  5. You’re so right about how much money you could save by making coffee at home. And when I don’t have the supplies handy to make a good cup (i.e. at work), I’ve switched to tea. I’m finding that not only is it cheaper, I enjoy it more because I’m investing in quality tea.

  6. Coffee is the drink of champions. My daily dose usually ranges from 2-3 cups. I love trying different kinds from different countries. My trips to Starbucks have decreased from from daily to every now and then as a reward to myself for being fiscally smarter with my spending. Besides…I can make a mean cup of coffee…if I do say so myself…

  7. Wow! I need one of these glorious machines! My Mr Coffee has nothing on your machine! Thanks for sharing! I’m going to show my husband! He’s always down to try new things. I bet once we make coffee this way we won’t want to go back to the Mr Coffee ha!

  8. Love this! I am a daily coffee drinker and make it at home most of the time! We use a Bunn coffee pot, a little pricey but so worth it!

  9. I have an induction stove top so can’t use this type of coffee maker. Would love to try pour over but need to research more and make the investment. I’m the only coffee drinker in the house and I have to have my coffee HOT, or it gets too bitter for me so I’ve been using the k-cups….I need to change, just not environmentally friendly. I only drink two cups in the morning.

    • Have you tried a French press? Of all the types I’ve tried French press comes closest to this. I also have induction and it works!

  10. I used to be all about getting coffee at the local coffee shop, but you’re right, it’s so expensive! I get free coffee at work during the week, but on the weekends, I’m actually disappointed if I can’t just make my own. I use a pour-over pot from Bodum that works really well!

  11. You don’t realize how much those costs add up until you look at bank statements! Our household switched over to making our own coffee a few years ago and have saved TONS of money!

  12. This is literally the best advice for saving money. I can’t believe how much buying a cup of coffee out at a coffee shop costs vs. making it yourself.

  13. So true! It is crazy to see the amount saved! I have limited myself to buying a coffee only on the weekend. During the week I have to make it myself.

  14. I love coffee- medium double double ( yeah Canadian) for me twice to three times Day. It does get expensive… but will I quit coffee no!

  15. As a rule, I never drink coffee away from home, this is because they do not even brew it the way I love it.But as you mentioned, brewing your own saves alot of money.I used to have coffee at work, a cup cost CHF(Swissfrancs 4.50) and I needed two cups daily, thinking of it today, I feel so stupid wasting almost 10 a day to drink a coffee I did not even like the taste.

    • That’s a great rule to have. Now that we’ve been exclusively making our own I don’t even like coffee shop coffee anymore. The quality just isn’t the same!