Mocha Frappuccino Grande $3.40

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Yummy... my favorite Mocha Frappuccino Grande just $3.40 a day. Sometimes a Venti fills the need but that is $3.90 a day. With tax,, call it about 4 bucks.

I get it about 3 times a week, so rounded I spend about $50 a month, ( and hours in the gym working it off ) for my little fix.

I'm not picking on coffee shops, just saying that often we can find the money to buy things like that without a thought, yet balk at spending $47 a month on a membership site that can boost our knowledge and business.

What vice do you have that sucks money out of your pocket?
#$340 #frappuccino #grande #mocha
  • Profile picture of the author mrmatt
    Micro brews. Spending $8 to $10 a six pack when I could spend $3 on some really cheap beer.

    The good news is a six pack last me a few days.
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  • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
    Hell with the rationing. I'm an espresso junkie.

    I've got my very own La Pavoni in my office.

    Local roaster for $7 a pound for fresh, same day roast.

    Connect the IV bag.
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    • Profile picture of the author fromkrypton
      Comic books. It's my one vice.
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
      Originally Posted by MichaelHiles View Post

      Hell with the rationing. I'm an espresso junkie.

      I've got my very own La Pavoni in my office.

      Local roaster for $7 a pound for fresh, same day roast.

      Connect the IV bag.
      Nice! I need to know the finer points of coffee. oops I mean espresso. But then, I might get hooked too.
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      • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
        Originally Posted by Scott Ames View Post

        Nice! I need to know the finer points of coffee. oops I mean espresso. But then, I might get hooked too.
        We used to own a small local chain of coffee shops.

        That's when I turned into a real, Starbucks swill-hatin' coffee snob.

        The secret to great espresso is an even pack of the grounds and nice, carmel creme'.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisa Gergets
    I'm right there with ya...Starcracks will be my downfall.

    Grande skim raspberry mocha with whip - $4.60. Every. Single. Morning.

    I'm not even going to do the math.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I'm with Michael, though for probably different reasons.
    I have to watch my fluid intake daily due to my kidney failure,so while I used to drink 3-4 cups of coffee a day, I now drink one cup,made at home, and I usually get a quad expresso from Starbucks. $2.78 with tax here.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeAmbrosio
    Bottled water.

    With 6 people in our house that drink it, we buy 4 cases per week. Started drinking it because I don't like our tap water (all the chemicals...it stinks).

    Stupid. All that plastic... it's not even the money, although it adds up...

    That's changing though. Going the filter route starting next week.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas
    A plain old regular cup of coffee costs about €4.00 here, which equates to about U.S.$6.00.

    Measured per pint, alcohol is much cheaper.
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Ames
      Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

      A plain old regular cup of coffee costs about €4.00 here, which equates to about U.S.$6.00.

      Measured per pint, alcohol is much cheaper.
      Ah... well that explains a lot of things.
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  • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
    Ok. Dunkin Donuts coffee, just regular coffee - no fancy words. About
    3 a day. Every day. Sometimes 4, sometimes. Oh, 1.65 per. Besides
    water and hot tea, that's all I drink.

    I'll get my coffee, first, and then think about the 47 dollar membership.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I crashed through the 5 buck cup of coffee problem awhile back.
    I LOVE my double lattes - nectar of the Gods - but 4-5 bucks a cup?
    Now I have an expresso machine that steams the milk and I'm a happy
    camper.

    Hell with the rationing. I'm an espresso junkie.

    I've got my very own La Pavoni in my office.

    Local roaster for $7 a pound for fresh, same day roast.

    Connect the IV bag.
    Now had I understood that one maybe I'd never have given you any crap to start with. You're an okay, guy, Michael -- Officially!
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    • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
      Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

      A plain old regular cup of coffee costs about €4.00 here, which equates to about U.S.$6.00.

      Measured per pint, alcohol is much cheaper.
      DEAR GOD! You realize that the cost to brew a good cup of premium coffee is about $.35 USD, and that's for premium, fresh gourmet roast? The cup costs more than the coffee.

      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      I crashed through the 5 buck cup of coffee problem awhile back.
      I LOVE my double lattes - nectar of the Gods - but 4-5 bucks a cup?
      Now I have an expresso machine that steams the milk and I'm a happy
      camper.



      Now had I understood that one maybe I'd never have given you any crap to start with. You're an okay, guy, Michael -- Officially!
      We used to live in the large loft above the first shop, where I also had my offices (very big Victorian Italiannete in the historic district of town.. I painted the outside pink actually... that's another story)

      So I could just go downstairs anytime I wanted a couple shots and steam it up myself.

      Then when we sold everything and moved to the farm, we both got to missing it so badly I had to spring for a nice 2 station I found at a restaurant supply auction (cuz there ain't no way I am payin' retail list for one).

      You just simply cannot get the right level of creme' on the top of a shot of espresso without a decent steamer. Home brew models don't deliver a steady enough or a consistant stream of pressure.

      I am getting sold on the newer automatics though... even though it's a direct infringement upon my barista talents. It creates an extremely consistent shot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    I am happy with home ground vanilla flavored coffee beans - down to 3 or 4 cups a day which are like espresso lite weight (fine grind). Made one cup at a time - fresh.

    When I do Bucky's or other 'coffee house', it is 4-pump vanilla soy cappachino with whipped cream - and it is now a rare treat. I purposely say small medium or large because I can never remember all the grande venti stuff - to me grande means large which isn't the case - so fergeddaboutit.

    I am already a teeth grinder and have a locking jaw. What I need is Valium not speed.

    The addiction I blow money on is still cigarettes although I have that way down using an electronic cigarette about half the time. I don't even like it - in fact I hate everything about it - but I have to do it...
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    • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
      Originally Posted by Patrician View Post


      I am already a teeth grinder and have a locking jaw. What I need is Valium not speed.
      Might want to check out herbal nervines. Can use in tea, tinctures, or oil forms. They
      do work.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Well now I feel like I'm slumming. If I were a competitive creature by nature, Michael - I'd be out there looking for a trailer setup I could just haul wherever I go........wow, I go a lot, that might not be a bad idea.............
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    • Profile picture of the author MichaelHiles
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Well now I feel like I'm slumming. If I were a competitive creature by nature, Michael - I'd be out there looking for a trailer setup I could just haul wherever I go........wow, I go a lot, that might not be a bad idea.............


      LOLOL!!

      I keep trying to convince her to buy a concession trailer to put down at the end of the drive like all those "coffee can retirement fund" all cash businesses that are so popular in the Pacific NW.

      She says no, she doesn't want to be tied to a retail establishment anymore, and we're not hiring college girls that show their boobs to the logging truck drivers.
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by MichaelHiles View Post

        LOLOL!!

        I keep trying to convince her to buy a concession trailer to put down at the end of the drive like all those "coffee can retirement fund" all cash businesses that are so popular in the Pacific NW.

        She says no, she doesn't want to be tied to a retail establishment anymore, and we're not hiring college girls that show their boobs to the logging truck drivers.
        Well gee, guy - if you have steady traffic forget the employees - call it Lucky Shot - Hours: When I damned well feel like making coffee.
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