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Old 01-26-2019, 05:42 PM
 
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The next day or 2, we reheat leftover coffee in the microwave and it still tastes fine.
Yech! You just triggered my gag reflex!
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:44 PM
 
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I would rather drink water then old coffee reheated ...yech
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:56 PM
 
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I suppose there's no such thing as fair-trade coffee available at a regular grocery store, right? Seems I always see brands I have to order online... which adds shipping to the cost. (I don't care if it's organic, just fair-trade.)
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Old 01-27-2019, 04:47 AM
 
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I suppose there's no such thing as fair-trade coffee available at a regular grocery store, right? Seems I always see brands I have to order online... which adds shipping to the cost. (I don't care if it's organic, just fair-trade.)
Nope its available at Kroger. In their natural selection there are several varieties of shade grown, bird-friendly, organic fair-trade coffee. That's what I buy, costs $3-4 bought in bulk.....lasts 2 weeks. I only drink one cup a day.

Even in the health food stores buy it in bulk and its affordable.
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Old 01-27-2019, 09:31 AM
 
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As Wintergirl said, fair trade coffee is available at grocery stores. I see it everywhere now even at Walmart and Target. One day I will try the fair trade organic coffee at Aldi. It's really reasonable, but I always hate trying something that I might not like then be stuck with a whole bag of it. Can anyone here recommend the coffee at Aldi?
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:25 AM
 
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I make coffee at home - Nescafe Clasico. for about 3.5 oz (100 g) coffee pack, it cost around $ 3.50 at Walmart. Instant Coffee.

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Old 01-27-2019, 10:30 AM
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Location: Texas
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The cheapest way to be a coffee drinker is to drink instant coffee.
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Old 01-27-2019, 01:44 PM
 
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Nope its available at Kroger. In their natural selection there are several varieties of shade grown, bird-friendly, organic fair-trade coffee. That's what I buy, costs $3-4 bought in bulk.....lasts 2 weeks. I only drink one cup a day.

Even in the health food stores buy it in bulk and its affordable.
Cool, thanks! Every time I read about the fair-trade brands online, they're all either brands I've not heard of, or the article says explicitly that it's only available online. I'll have to find a Kroger and have a look.
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Old 01-27-2019, 04:26 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Yes there does seem to be an over-reliance on pointing out coffee expenses, when there's about a hundred other expenses that people could eliminate from their budgets. I've never understood why coffee was singled out.
Generally I only see the recomendation to cut back on coffee when someone is mystified about why they can't get their budget under control. Budget busters are usually a combination of a bunch of little expenses adding up and the financially challenged doesn't realize how it adds up.

I know several people who buy a cup of coffee every morning, I also know people who buy more than one cup of coffee every day. That $4 cup of fancy coffee can cost $120 or $240 a month. All well and fine if you have plenty of money and $120 a month isn't stretching your budget out of shape.

A $20 bag of coffee beans can last a couple of months. A big difference in the budget from $120 a month. A good place to trim the budget.

I've got no issues with people spending big money on hobbies and / or treats, if they can afford it and understand how it affects the budget. But those people aren't coming to the thrifty forum asking how to afford to live on their income.
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Old 01-27-2019, 07:25 PM
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What about people with financial problems who never drink coffee at all?
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