As a practicing minimalist making decisions on making any type of purchase is never an easy task. Shopping becomes a chore of real hard nosed research and with all of the advertising and self made reviews it can be daunting. Last week Sharon told me that she believes that it is time for a new coffee pot. I have to agree with her as we use our coffee pot everyday and it has been well over 5 years since we purchased Mr. Coffee. So I set out to try to find a good replacement and after 3 days of panning the internet and making comparisons I ended up purchasing the same coffee pot that we are retiring. Of course it is a newer version and looks slightly different, but functions the exact same way as old Mr. Coffee. It cost only 30.00 dollars and if it last just as long as the old one we will have gotten our money’s worth.
Why do I right a post about a stupid coffee pot? Well, the coffee pot is one of the tools that helped us get out of debt and provides a resource for our savings. You see, we both love coffee and could never think about giving it up. We don’t drink a lot, but we do love a good cup or two in the morning. What ever is left in the pot goes into my travel much and off to work with me each day. Everyday I see people lined up at the coffee venders getting their morning cup. Based on my recent research the average large cup of coffee (which compares to the size of my travel mug) is just around 2.50. If I were to spend this money each day for a cup of coffee each day the total cost over a year would be 365 x 2.50 = 912.50. And that is just based on 1 cup per day. Most of us coffee drinkers average 2 cups a day. Sharon doesn’t bring coffee to work but does drink what is equal to 1 large cup in the morning as do I, so we can take that 912.50 and multiply it by 3 to get 2737.50. Do you see where I am going with this? Spending just a few dollars each day doesn’t seem like a lot until you start doing the math. I know many who get fancy each day and pay upwards of 5.00 dollars for a cup of coffee.
I can honestly say that the 30.00 dollars I spent on a coffee pot, some filters and a good bag of coffee is well worth it. I know that there are people who would say to me, just stop drinking coffee and you could save even more money. This is true, but to me minimalism is not just about getting rid of the things that don’t serve you and bring you joy, but also keeping the things that do serve you and bring you joy. Coffee does that for me and it is one of the simple joys that has become part of my life. As I sit here and write this post I stare into the beauty of my garden and raise my cup of hot steaming coffee and say to you, “Have a wonderful Day”
Blood Sugar- 107, Weight- 174.2
Distance- 2.40 miles
Breakfast- 2 Eggs
Lunch- Burger, Salad
Dinner- Halibut, Spinach