The daily Starbucks coffee (or insert hipster coffee shop here) brings joy to so many people. Even my husband and I eagerly look forward to our morning 'commute', with the highlight being a coffee at one of our local shops (flat white for me, espresso for him).
Over the years, however, the morning coffee has become the scapegoat in so many articles, blog posts, and savvy financial columns. To save money, you have inevitably been preached to 'make coffee at home', '$5 day really adds up over time', 'it's the little things'... blah blah blah.
Poor coffee. So much joy in such a small cup. Lanced onto the spear of modern financial planning's 'not to do' naughty list.
After so many years of conversations with clients, I can't tell you how many of those were had while sipping said coffee. I can't tell you how much enjoyment, joy and peace has been brought to my life by those simple morning dates with my husband. And I can't say that the value of one cup of coffee isn't 'worth it' in the long run, to save a thousand bucks a year (or however you do the math).
Because coffee is more than coffee. It's the simple pleasures of life that make it WORTH IT. More than the big things. It's the small things.
So if you're looking to save, please don't impale the morning coffee. Get every ounce out of that cup. Savour it. And if you're really looking to save, I'm sure you can find it in your next Amazon cart purchase, or spontaneous 'it's on sale' shirt from the Gap.
Save the morning coffee!