Generally, it’s not fun to calculate the average cost of a latte in America. Most of us (including the Frenshe team) like to turn a blind eye to how much we’re spending on ordering coffee when we’re out and about. We don’t buy into bad-faith myths that our daily Starbucks are the reason why millennials can’t afford houses because it’s been proven that a little treat—like an iced vanilla latte—can actually be good for morale. And unless excessive caffeine is a serious health concern, we’re not saying to cut it out either.
But if you’re looking to make short-term changes, we suggest making some of your coffee at home. Finances aside (saving $10-30 a week can add up), there can be something extremely therapeutic about having a coffee ritual at home. Like any routine, being intentional about your actions can provide long-lasting mental health benefits. Why not make making coffee one of them? Here are some pros of making your coffee at home.
Create A Morning Routine:
Let’s face it: most of us are not morning people (and that’s okay!). But one way to make mornings easier, according to experts, is to have something to look forward to. For a lot of us, that’s getting our hands on that first cup of joe. But instead of leaving your house to get it, try make coffee at home. Whether you’re using an espresso maker, a french press, or just a standard coffee pot, the whole process won’t take you more than 10 minutes. Let those simple minutes ground you: maybe even try meditating while your coffee is brewing.
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Get Creative With Flavors:
Most coffee recipes are not state secrets. Look online and you’ll find almost exact duplicates of your favorite drink from Starbucks. When you’re the one making coffee, you can decide what exactly what you want to create. You can even make your own custom drink! If this is your first time making coffee at home, don’t fret. There’s a guide for everything. An additional bonus is that you can buy coffee beans from sustainable, fair-trade companies too.
While it may not bankrupt you, we can admit that coffee money can add up. Especially if you’re fan of specialty drinks like pumpkin spice lattes. If you’re trying to budget, swapping out your daily go-to coffee from a coffeeshop can save some change in your pocket that you might want to spend towards something else instead. Remember: it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. You can still treat yourself to a drink out and spend less by making coffee at home.