Why do people go to Starbucks instead of buying a coffee machine once?

Why do people go to Starbucks instead of buying a coffee machine once?

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  1. I believe it’s because most people have not done the math.
    At first blush it just makes sense to allow somebody with higher quality equipment and expertise make your morning coffee. This is particularly true if your preferred coffee is more than just drip. There’s also the element of time. My wife, for example, usually gets up and leaves the house within about 40 minutes. She has her mornings down to a science, and that does not allow time for making the medium iced mocha she prefers every morning. Making her own beverage each morning would require she get up 15 minutes earlier, and that’s not happening! She commutes 30-45 minutes every day, and she picks up her beverage about halfway to work. She builds The price of her caffeine fix into her weekly budget, and that works best for her.
    I, OTOH, have done the math. Previously when I lived in Seattle I made it a point to just purchase my morning coffee at a local independent shop, or maybe Starbucks. (Sometimes there was literally a different brand of coffee shop on each corner.) Spending $1.65 for cafe latte wasn’t a bad deal. As I learned about quality coffee, and how easy it is to make quality coffee, I took a small single serving French press to work with me. I took my pre-ground coffee and bottled water, and realized I had extra cash at the end of the week. I rolled that small savings into enough to purchase my moka pot, then my first espresso maker. I still occasionally buy coffee from a local independent shop, but more often than not I just make my own. It’s cheaper, and I make it exactly the way I like it.

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  2. Simple, the quality of Starbucks grinders/brewers are far superior to what the average person can afford to plop down at one time. Also, the combination of different flavors and brews would be extremely expensive to invest in. Now, we all know it would make more financial sense to buy your own machine and supplies, but many people dont like to invest their time in making things at home, which is exactly why restaurants are so profit, since few want to or know how to make a quality meal at home. It’s all about the we want it now, the easiest way possible mentality.

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  3. It’s easier to spend $3–$10 a few times a week instead of paying anywhere from $30–$8,000 at once to be able to make their drink how they like it. Most people do actually have cheap coffee makers, $30–$100. But its not a latte, cappuccino, Macchiato, etc. Would you be willing to break a coffee habit just to save money for who knows how long to save up the kind of cash for an espresso brewer plus steamer machine, and espresso beans alone are a fortune.

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  4. That’s a good question, but, what it really comes down to is, how much time do you have to make coffee in the morning before you go to work. Places like Starbucks offer coffee on the go, while a machine requires you to take the time at home to brew a good cuppa.
    I used to buy my morning coffee every morning at Starbucks or one of the many other coffee house around where I work. Then one day, I sat down and added up how much I spent a year doing this. I started drinking the crap coffee at work on work days and brewing my own at home when I wasn’t working, and the savings was I took myself and my ex girlfriend to Buenos Aires for two weeks, renting an apartment there.
    Now, since I’m semi-retired, I love making coffee in the mornings I’m home, which is more than I’m in the office. It’s a great, relaxing long drawn out ritual for me. I don’t use and espresso machine, I use either a French Press or a pour over.
    But, the few days I’m at work, I’m happy suffering the free crap they call coffee there, as it’s only for three days.

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