Coffee lovers will agree that there is no better feeling than purchasing and taking that first sip of coffee in the morning. It has become a tradition to head down to the local coffee joint and grab a cup without really thinking it over, as we tend to focus on how good it tastes, and how good it feels carrying that takeaway steaming cup of coffee.
While this new trend makes for an Insta-worthy shot, buying coffee every morning is doing more harm to your pocket and health than you may realise. Whether you love French press or drip coffee, here are a few reasons why brewing your coffee at home is the best way to get your morning fix.
It is inexpensive
A 12-ounce cuppa Joe can set you back between £2 to £4, depending on the coffee shop which is not always including the cost for creamers, syrups, or a tip. Even without the extras, a £3 cup of black coffee can cost up to £1,095 a year!
Brewing coffee at home is much more affordable. A 12-ounce bag of specialty beans ranges from about £9 to £13. This may seem like much money, but if you work it out, it is totally worth it for how long it will last you at home, and how many home-made coffees you can get through with that!
It is a healthier option
We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the ingredients in the syrups and sweeteners are not healthy. Depending on the size and flavor, a takeaway cup of coffee can contain up to 68 grams of carbohydrates, which is known to wreak havoc on insulin levels; not to mention the damage it does on leptin resistance and the liver.
Brewing your coffee at home gives you more control over what goes into your body by opting for healthier alternatives.
It is environmentally friendly
While reusable cups have become popular, disposables still reign supreme when it comes to convenience. Statistics suggest that about 16 billion paper cups end up in landfills every year, which accounts for about 6.5 million trees that have gone to waste. Even if you grab a coffee once a day, that is still 365 cups in the bin a year. You can make a difference and contribute to saving our environment by enjoying a brewed cup of coffee at home.
It will be to your taste
Brewing your coffee at home means that every cup will taste just the way you like it. If you have any dietary allergies or have a sensitive palate, you do not need to spend any effort on explaining these things to the barista. You are in complete control of your taste buds. You can use your own milk preference, have it as strong or as weak as you like, along with how sweet, too!
It can be done in your pj’s!
A short but sweet reason to brew your coffee is that you do not have to get dressed or leave the comfort of your home to enjoy a good cup of coffee. As long as you have all the ingredients on hand, all you need to do is flick the switch and wait for that heavenly aroma to fill the air. Nothing beats a cuppa in your Pjs!