In the past, I was a Starbucks fan. Now, I rarely indulge. Candidly, I find the coffee to be extremely strong and bitter. Here's a home-brew versus Starbucks comparison.
My home-brew is either Trader Joe's or Costco coffee. Both are excellent brews.
Annual Cost: $285
Total Cups Annually: 2,200
Annual Savings: $445
This example is using a grande cup of coffee - approximately $2/cup.
Annual Cost: $730 (1/day)
Total Cups Annually: 365
Bottom-line is this: Using the $445 annual savings, you could prepare about 45 home-cooked meals. So, when people tell me that eating food with health benefits is expensive, I just laugh it off.
P.S. Okay, so you don't like that example. How about this? The cereal I eat costs $2.59 per box. I always have a $1 coupon. So, my net expense is $1.59 for a box of cereal. That's about .32 cents for breakfast. Add the fruit and milk that goes on it and you're up to .50 cents for a breakfast. As I said, eating food with health benefits is not expensive.