$22 a month

January 16, 2009

That's how much Megen and I spend at Starbucks (thank you mint.com). Actually it's probably a bit more because mint doesn't track how I spend cash.

For Hanukkah I got Megen an espresso machine. At the time it cost $79.99 (it's up to $87.35 now). Meaning in just over 3 months we will have broken even (not counting the cost of espresso/milk/syrup since it's trivial comparatively).


There are definitely nicer machines out there that I'm sure make really good lattes but I'm really impressed with this little machine. It heats up in about a minute and can get milk up to a "hot-but-not-center-of-the-sun-hot" temperature. Most importantly though: I think it makes tasty drinks.

I'm sure we'll still purchase from Starbucks occasionally. But it's nice to be able to make a cup at home.