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I kinda want a cappuccino (213.0) - Mark's Journal
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I kinda want a cappuccino (213.0)
Why is it that I balk at the idea of spending $3.50-4.50 on a coffee drink that's hand-crafted in front of me, but think nothing of spending $4, $5, even $6 on a pint of beer that takes seconds to pour... and then do it again, and again?

There must be something that makes us think "This is worth $X but that isn't worth $X" when, rationally, that shouldn't be true.

It might be related to the fact that a cup of coffee made the old-fashioned way costs well under a buck, and a K-Cup for the Keurig at work costs around 50-60 cents (OK, they want me to pay a lot more, but I'm not gonna), and a drip cup of coffee at a coffee stand costs $1.50-2.00 these days. I know there are those of you who think nothing of dropping that $4 on a cappuccino, or the $2 on a brewed cup, but generally speaking, I'd rather not... even when I'm not feeling financially pinched.

Meantime, I'm still catching up on LiveJournal, after discovering I was way farther behind in my reading than I thought. Sorry.
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kukla_red From: kukla_red Date: June 10th, 2013 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mmm... there is a Starbucks downstairs in the lobby of my building. And if I go downstairs and get something yummy it will totally be your fault. :)
mama0807 From: mama0807 Date: June 10th, 2013 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I'm the same way. And I think your theory is right...that it IS cheaper to brew your own coffee.

I do sometimes splurge on a hand-crafted coffee. But only sometimes.
theidolhands From: theidolhands Date: June 11th, 2013 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)
valid points
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: June 11th, 2013 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I quit drinking alcohol something like 14 years ago ( holy smokes, has it been that long ?!? ) and just re-started drinking coffee a few months ago, I really love my little old-fashioned single cup dripper, I enjoy the chocolate flavored coffee and now I even have coffee at the diner and my stomach hasn't had a fit ! :-)
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: June 11th, 2013 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, and beer sure was a lot cheaper 14 years ago, I wouldn't pay $4 or $5 for either a beer -or- a cup of coffee ... pinched or not !
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