Upgrade your Coffee, Keep your Cash
Coffee is one of my favorite indulgences. I begin every morning with my coffee ritual
and I know full well that I’m not alone. Many of you also look forward to that cup
of coffee that starts your day.
But, every few months we hear yet again how much we’re spending and how that money
could add up to a vacation or home over the years. “Skip that $5 latté and save
hundreds”. Listen, I am the last person you’ll meet who will tell you to skip the
pleasure that comes with a great cup of coffee! But, as for skipping the daily trip
to the coffee shop; well, the math makes sense. Let’s do a simple problem to see:
I’m using a conservative estimate of $4 per cup of latté or other gourmet coffee
(many run more than $4). At that price though, your daily cup costs you $1460 per
year! Once you have caught your breath, join me for the rest of my math homework...
don’t worry, the rest is so much easier to swallow!
Making coffee at home on the other hand costs less than 1/4 the price:
- Coffee grinder: $15-$20
- Coffee maker: $30-50
- Incredible tasting fair trade coffee for a year: $312
$382 (using highest estimates)
So, you want a fancy latté or mocha? Add the following to your totals:
- Hand-held frother: $12-$15 (FREE if you sign up for our 6 month or 1 year coffee
of the month club)
- Omanhene cocoa: $7.50 (per tin)
At the end of the day, your coffee cost stays the same annually and you only have
to “invest” in the grinder, coffee maker and hand-held frother once.
Is it great to save so much money? Of course it is! But, money isn’t everything
is it? Sure, it’s great that it only takes about 10 minutes a day (less than the
time it takes to wait in line for your coffee). The best part of it all is: FLAVOR!!
You will wonder why you waited so long.
Most companies have huge mark-ups on coffee and farmers see very little of the price
that you pay. But, since all of our coffees are fair trade, you’ll have the bonus
of knowing that you are supporting farmers who are being paid a fair price for their
beans. Additionally, you’ll be helping African women and children through the donations
that are made to the organizations we work with (a portion of all sales on MamaAfrika.com).
So here are my Top 3 reasons to join Mama’s Coffee of the Month Club:
- High quality fresh-roasted coffees (mailed only days after roasting!).
- Fair trade (and your automatic donation) means helping the poor live better
- You’ll save enough money to treat yourself to something else wonderful (a
plane ticket, a couple of incredible dinners or whatever else makes you smile)
Our coop members will thank you (and so will your wallet!)