How I save money drinking fancy coffee at home

Martians love their coffee. All day, every day. When we first met, we were constantly going out to coffee and spending all the dollars having mochas and lattes and sometimes free iced coffee refills at Starbucks.

Like anybody who budgets would say, that ADDS UP. It’s like a leak in your budget. On average, I assume I spend $5 every time I get a coffee out somewhere. That is so much money!

Over the winter, Justen and I discovered something that changed the way we coffee at home. We were perusing Goodwill and saw, in a brand new box, something that would change our coffee game forever.  Sitting there, waiting for us to snatch it up and love it, was a Bodum frother. Originally $25, only $10.

We took it home and quickly made it ours, especially in the winter, making milky hot chocolate, mochas and lattes.

If you are looking for a way to save money without sacrificing fancy coffee, look no further.

Here’s the simplest way: just froth your creamer. Pour half a cup of your coffee and then top with the frothy creamer. bada boom, you’ve got yourself a fancy latte!

If you’re looking for a little bit more of a classic latte experience, buy yourself some syrups (we love Monin!) and add a few pumps to a mug, pour with a little coffee, and top with frothed milk of your choice.

Wanting a mocha? Add chocolate sauce to the bottom of your mug. Pump the syrup if desired. Pour some hot coffee, stir the coffee + chocolate while your milk is frothing and then top with milk. IT IS SO SIMPLE.

For us, it was a $10 investment but if something were to ever happen to ours, I’d gladly pay the $25 to replace it. That’s 5 days of Starbucks.

Also full disclosure, I’m writing this post AT A COFFEE SHOP, sipping on the mocha I paid for. Gotta splurge sometimes.

If you’re a fancy coffee drinker, what are some ways you’ve figured out to have fancy coffee at home?

also PS how cute is our little coffee corner? I know one of our bulbs is out. it’s a shame I’m too lazy to replace it.

NASA 11oz Ceramic Mug (White)
Torani Variety Pack Caramel, French Vanilla, Vanilla & Hazelnut, 25.4 Ounces
TORANI SAUCE Squeeze Dark Chocolate 16.5oz, 2-pack
Bodum 11870-01US Bistro Electric Milk Frother, 10 Ounce, Black
NASA 11oz Ceramic Mug (White)
Torani Variety Pack Caramel, French Vanilla, Vanilla & Hazelnut, 25.4 Ounces
TORANI SAUCE Squeeze Dark Chocolate 16.5oz, 2-pack
Bodum 11870-01US Bistro Electric Milk Frother, 10 Ounce, Black
NASA 11oz Ceramic Mug (White)
Torani Variety Pack Caramel, French Vanilla, Vanilla & Hazelnut, 25.4 Ounces
TORANI SAUCE Squeeze Dark Chocolate 16.5oz, 2-pack
Bodum 11870-01US Bistro Electric Milk Frother, 10 Ounce, Black
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5 Comments

  1. June 16, 2019 / 1:30 pm

    i have a few thoughts:
    o1; coffee is life
    o2; Monin syrup is THE BEST
    o3; your coffee corner is so cute
    o4; we also found a $5 frother at a thrift store & use it at home! πŸ˜‰
    o5; you’re so cute

    the end πŸ™‚

  2. April 10, 2020 / 3:52 pm

    I love your coffee corner!
    I will have to look into a frother for my husband. He is the coffee drinker in the family.

  3. Shannon Lang
    April 11, 2020 / 6:26 am

    I love this money saving hack! I need to try some of those yummy syrups you mentioned!

  4. April 23, 2020 / 4:12 am

    We have a frother too and omg what a gamechanger! We do still splurge every now and then (not at the minute of course) but I do love our at home coffee dates! x

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