My grandmother, mother in law and great grandmother all used to percolate their own coffee. They used the old fashioned metal coffee pots that you sat on top of a stove. Before she died my grandma had me purchase a two pound bag of coffee for her each first of the month. The cost was about $4.00. She ade sure this bag of coffee lasted the entire month.
If you buy ready made coffee from a convenience store or restaurant, you may pay close to $2.00 per cup. This adds up over a period of time. If you bought 5 cups of coffee a week at this price, you would spend $40.00 a month 10 times what my grandmother paid.
Today you don’t have to perk your coffee on the stove. You can utilize electronic coffee makers. There are also single serving coffee makers for those who like their java, one cup at a time. I went through periods where I would take my morning walk to local establishments for coffee. Next, I used my own coffee pot, and then I used the single serve pot.
I have now found another way to save money, as well as time making my own coffee at home. I now use single serving bags that look just like tea bags. I do not need a filter and there is no pot to clean. I simply pour boiling water over one bag in a 6-8 ounce cup, and that’s it.
One brand I use is Folgers . There are 19 single serve coffee bags in a box for $5.59. This may cost a little more than making an entire pot, but it still beats buying my cup of Joe from a commercial establishment.Coffee bags are quick and easy.
By drinking some or all of your coffee from home, you can save hundreds of dollars a year.Each tie I brew a bag of coffee, I put $1.00 in a jar. This is the average price I pay when I purchase coffee away from home. My savings are growing, and so can yours.