Jul 20, 2011

WTH? Wednesday | Coffee

Today's gripe is about coffee prices. Let me start out by saying that I am a coffee snob. I only like a couple brands and although I try others for the sake of saving a couple bucks, I end up regretting it. So I stick to my fancy coffee brands. My main coffee that I love comes in bigger bags at Walmart so I go there twice a month for it. It used to be $9.98 then $10.98, $11.98 (last week) and it is now a whopping $13.98!! WTH??!! There is no way I am spending that much. I know that everything has gone up price-wise but this seemed to be a bit too much. I looked around at other brands and I was floored to see even the cheaper ones were very expensive. What to do? Stop drinking it? We tried that before and failed miserably. I spotted an old school favorite that we used to drink exclusively in our Miami days.

Good old fashioned Cafe Bustelo. It was $3.88 a can. Hmm...$13.98 or $3.88? Yeah, Cafe Bustelo won the price battle. I told Dwayne he better get used to a couple espresso shots each morning. When I told him the cost difference he was completely with me. I even broke out my old stove-top espresso pot. Nothing like jet fuel to start your day! Y'all know Dwayne is going to get me for the product advertising!! Shh, don't tell on me! :D

If you have any WTH moments please share them in the comments!
Shelly, Mom Files

7 comments:

  1. i like cafe bustelo too but right now i'm drinking starbucks sumatra, mmm

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  2. I've never seen that one befor Shelly. I just brought some coffee this morning and went straight for the generic can! Those prices are rediculious! Every now and then I'll try a different brand to see what it taste like.I'm a creamer girl I have to have flavored creamer. I use to be a snob but as long as it taste good after i'm done it's fine. Coffee from home taste so much better than coffee from these high price coffee shops.

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  3. I'm sad to report I don't drink coffee, my tummy won't allow it :( But that is a bit outrageous to raise the price $4 in such a short time... these people are making a killing.

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  4. $3.88?!! Now that's a good price!
    Aah, I love starting my day with a good cup of coffee! I need to invest in my own coffee maker, shoot. Im tired of paying folks astronomical prices for coffee when I could be making my own.

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  5. This is my favorite post of the day. I LOVE COFFEE!! Bostello is my favorite, hands down. That and Illy. I haven't found Bustello in Mexico and just this morning I was sad thinking about it. So I've been spending 18 pesos here and there for a nice cup of Illy. I'm going to wake up one day to find that I've spent all my spending money on coffee. (yikes!)

    But I feel you on the price of coffee. I have a Keurig and although I love it, I went back to Bostello after one box started costing upwards of $12-$15 for 16 or so pods.

    Sorry for long post!
    What coffee do you normally drink?

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  6. @Justice Jonesie- I usually buy the Folgers Gourmet Lively Colombian (not the traditional Folgers) or Starbucks House Blend. Looks like Bustelo will have to suffice for a while!

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  7. Saw this coffee in Walmart yesterday and was like hey there's the coffee Shelly was talking about! I'd try it but we have some much coffee as it is. I drink as more of a treat. I can't drink it often or I'd be mentally nuts.

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