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Why try this

Embracing alternatives to expensive coffee purchases can revolutionize both your budget and your old routine especially at a time where there are many other options available. Some common ways to save costs would be to brew at home, explore more economical brands, look out for deals or simply drink less cups daily.

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Milestones
Calculate average spend on coffee for a regular week
Set yourself a daily budget for coffee
Decide your strategy on alternative coffee sources
Day #1 share coffee costs
Day #2 share coffee costs
Day #3 share coffee costs
Day #4 share coffee costs
Day #5 share coffee costs
Day #6 share coffee costs
Day #7 share coffee costs
Calculate savings and gather thoughts for the future
Guiding tips

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Calculate average spend on coffee for a regular week

Start by figuring out how much you're spending on coffee in a given week. Depending on how high this figure is you'll be able to decide if only a modest gain is possible or you could save a whole bunch more. This need not be a cent accurate figure but the closer you are the better since you'll get a better sense for how much of your budget coffee alone is taking up.

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Brewing coffee at home

Instead of cutting down on coffee completely, search around for possibilities in brewing your own which in bulk could pay off quite quickly in the short term. While it can be tempting to purchase equipment directly for this it would be more prudent to borrow a set from a friend or stick with equipment-light approaches to avoid incurring costs without knowing if this is a long term gameplan. However if you've done the math and can stick to realising the savings from your own setup then go for it!

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Skip the names and the brands

Many agree that spending on branded coffee does inflate the costs by quite a fair margin so try looking out for smaller establishments or different types of coffee e.g. single origin vs blends. Try searching for coffee houses that are still serious about their craft but tend to have fair prices. This might require a bit of internet or forum sleuthing but you'll be glad to have discovered more choices in the long run.

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Tablute savings vs effort needed and think about a sustainable outcome

Depending on how readily alternative sources are in your area this might have been extremely easy or very hard but don't give up! If coffee is here to stay in your life than the money you save adds up over the years so make sure you're enjoying the bean juice while not burning up all your hard earned salary! Don't forget to share your results with your friends to see how they end up taking this goal on :)