$1,092: That’s how much the average American was spending on coffee alone each year back in 2012. And though the study that revealed the relationship between our coffee consumption and dwindling cash showed that people over 45 were spending less than half the amount of people ages 18 to 34, Starbucks’ rising prices--even on their beans--show that a daily brew can be a huge drain on everyone’s bank account.
So where do you turn to save some bucks and get adequately caffeinated? Shockingly, Whole Foods, the subject of a recent price-gouging controversy, wants to be your go-to destination--at least for the month of September. All month they’re pouring out 12-ounce cups of coffee for 25 cents at their in-store coffee bars. We’ll let that sink in for a minute.
The rock bottom coffee prices are part of Whole Foods’ “Love Fest” promotion, through which the store is also giving one lucky shopper a $500 grocery giveaway each week. If you’re looking to make the most of the money-saving potential, just make sure you grab your coffee and avoid any impulse buys in the aisles. And if you're in the mood for something fancier, make this homemade pumpkin spice latte for a seasonal treat without the hefty price tag.