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Posted Wed Feb 13, 2013, 8:36am
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Beans, about 1/2 lb: 1) when home roasting, $5; if buying out, about $8.
Dairy, about 10 oz / week: $1.75
Home: $6-$10

Away, about 5 cups / week: $10/wk

Roasting amortization: can this even be done properly?  $800 over 7 years or so, about $2/wk, assuming they (yes, multiple units) broke today.  I'm likely to have these at least another 5 years, $800/12 years, or $1.35/wk

So total of $18-20 per week?  about $1000/yr.  Doesn't include cups or equipment.  The occasional filter cost is so small (3-5c each) that I won't bother counting it.

 
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Posted Fri Mar 29, 2013, 6:34pm
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30.00-50.00 on beans per month and another 10.00-20.00 exploring other establishments
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Posted Sat Mar 30, 2013, 5:16am
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I spend about $ 200 every  month or so when I order greens, and around 2-3g every year or 2 on upgraditis and machine mantinence. This doesent include the rare occasions I buy a bag or 2 of roasted coffee.
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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2013, 12:23am
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Roasted coffee per month-$300-$400.  I average order 3lbs a week, sometimes less, sometimes more.  I buy the absolute best coffee available.
Green Coffee per Year- Probably $500 tops.  I Also only buy the best green coffee available.  But I only roast for brewed coffee, which is about a pound a week consumption, give or take.


Equipment per year has probably been about $2000 a year.  Ive done a lot of upgrading and switching gear though.


Coffee is my main interest, and though I do have other hobbies, Coffee comes before them.  Has for a while now.  


I feel as though somebody might say the amount I spend on coffee is silly, but my opinion is that, if Im going to spend the money and own top end espresso gear and brew gear, then buying anything BUT the absolute best coffee, or trying to find the cheapest acceptable coffee I can, to me, is crazy.  The whole point of buying top level gear, is to make exceptional coffee.  That is my goal.  Coffee that enthralls my senses.  And the gear helps, you definitely need it to make the best coffee possible, but the 1 thing you need more then anything, to make exceptional coffee, IS, exceptional coffee.  


Some people indulge in wine and spirits.  Others indulge in high end foods.  Still others prefer to indulge in material things, like electronics or cars.  Others even choose to indulge in sex, drugs and rock and roll.  Arguably, they are all suitable ways to enjoy the time we have on this planet.  I personally choose to indulge in coffee.

 
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Posted Tue Apr 16, 2013, 10:33am
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Jmanespresso Said:

Roasted coffee per month-$300-$400.  I average order 3lbs a week, sometimes less, sometimes more.  I buy the absolute best coffee available.
Green Coffee per Year- Probably $500 tops.  I Also only buy the best green coffee available.  But I only roast for brewed coffee, which is about a pound a week consumption, give or take.


Equipment per year has probably been about $2000 a year.  Ive done a lot of upgrading and switching gear though.


Coffee is my main interest, and though I do have other hobbies, Coffee comes before them.  Has for a while now.  


I feel as though somebody might say the amount I spend on coffee is silly, but my opinion is that, if Im going to spend the money and own top end espresso gear and brew gear, then buying anything BUT the absolute best coffee, or trying to find the cheapest acceptable coffee I can, to me, is crazy.  The whole point of buying top level gear, is to make exceptional coffee.  That is my goal.  Coffee that enthralls my senses.  And the gear helps, you definitely need it to make the best coffee possible, but the 1 thing you need more then anything, to make exceptional coffee, IS, exceptional coffee.  


Some people indulge in wine and spirits.  Others indulge in high end foods.  Still others prefer to indulge in material things, like electronics or cars.  Others even choose to indulge in sex, drugs and rock and roll.  Arguably, they are all suitable ways to enjoy the time we have on this planet.  I personally choose to indulge in coffee.

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AMEN!  Couldn't agree more with the logic here.  Being someone who doesn't really look at the cost of consumables (ok, well, I do look at the cost of wines), I am of the same opinion.  However, for the reason I've mentioned above, I have no real idea how much I spend on a regular basis on this habit/obsession/addiction.  Heck, I don't even know how much a gallon of milk costs (and yeah...I do all the cooking and grocery shopping for my family).  I put it in the cart and pay what they tell me at the register after they tally it all up.

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Posted Wed Apr 17, 2013, 7:08am
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/yeah I had too look at my last couple orders of coffee to get a number,  I actually thought it was a little more than that before I checked.

But thanks, Im glad someone sees where Im coming from.


Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and to enjoy their own coffee in their own way, but its just strikes me as truly ridiculous when I see people with top end equipment, asking where they can find coffee cheaper than RedBird.  OR, complaining about 12oz bags, saying its not worth it and they only will buy full pound bags of coffee.   1)Why did you buy the equipment you did, to use it to make mediocre coffee.  You can do that with a Silvia/Rocky.  Fresh doesnt equal quality.  Redbird is FAR from terrible, buts is just as far from being the pinnacle of espresso blends.  And any cheaper then redbirds prices, you're starting to drop below specialty grade.  2)Sure, when the big name roasters started switching to 12oz bags from full pound bags, even I can say, "Ummm.. rilly bra?"  But at the same time, not buying it anymore on the principle of "they should just sell 1 pound bags", is ludicrous.  

Wonder what would happen if redbird switched to 12oz'ers  :-)


Like I said, everyone is entitled to enjoy their coffee the way they want too.  These are just my opinions.  Dont take them as anymore than that.

 
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Posted Thu Apr 18, 2013, 6:37am
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How much I brew daily depends but I spend $50-$60 monthly on fresh beans.

I'm an average drip brewed coffee drinker and coffee starts my day EVERYDAY. I want my coffee to taste like COFFEE. Coffee's sort of like a 'Mother Bear'----and as we all know, you don't mess with Mother Bear.

I stopped drinking the mass marketed pre-ground coffee in cans on store shelves 6 months ago when I opened a new can and there was no coffee aroma what so ever----it had a dead, dull sort of chemical smell. I was in shock as to what to do----how would I start my day?

No matter what coffee I was drinking back then (prior to that awful day), it did taste like coffee BUT in no way came close in comparison to the coffee I quickly discovered. I will do whatever I have to for my morning coffee.

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Posted Thu Apr 18, 2013, 8:32am
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Between $800-1000/yr on greens, some of which is not personal consumption but roasted for friends. Got maybe $2000 invested in the current setup, including the roaster, and not planning on upgrading anything anytime soon, so we amortize that investment across five years (which is probably about how long it will be before I feel compelled to upgrade anything), and we get a figure between $1200-1400/yr or $100-117/mo or ~$3.25-3.85/day. That amounts to the equivalent of one fancy espresso drink or couple of double espresso shots from a decent coffee place. So, at the very worst, I'm breaking even. But since I tend to drink two cups of brewed coffee and 3-4 espresso shots daily, I'm definitely ahead. Plus, I get to drink better coffee.
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Posted Mon Apr 22, 2013, 6:59am
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$50-$150 on green beans per month. Maybe another $50 on different cups of Joe in cafes especially when I'm travelling. But I don't really care, or rather i don't tally the total cost of upgrades, maintenance, other necessities as long I have a good cup of coffee. Call it addiction or whatever, but I love coffee!!!

 
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Posted Mon Apr 29, 2013, 12:58pm
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Jmanespresso Said:

/yeah I had too look at my last couple orders of coffee to get a number,  I actually thought it was a little more than that before I checked.

But thanks, Im glad someone sees where Im coming from.


Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and to enjoy their own coffee in their own way, but its just strikes me as truly ridiculous when I see people with top end equipment, asking where they can find coffee cheaper than RedBird.  OR, complaining about 12oz bags, saying its not worth it and they only will buy full pound bags of coffee.   1)Why did you buy the equipment you did, to use it to make mediocre coffee.  You can do that with a Silvia/Rocky.  Fresh doesnt equal quality.  Redbird is FAR from terrible, buts is just as far from being the pinnacle of espresso blends.  And any cheaper then redbirds prices, you're starting to drop below specialty grade.  2)Sure, when the big name roasters started switching to 12oz bags from full pound bags, even I can say, "Ummm.. rilly bra?"  But at the same time, not buying it anymore on the principle of "they should just sell 1 pound bags", is ludicrous.  

Wonder what would happen if redbird switched to 12oz'ers  :-)


Like I said, everyone is entitled to enjoy their coffee the way they want too.  These are just my opinions.  Dont take them as anymore than that.

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I agree with you for the most part, I certainly have no problems with paying 20 dollars or so for a 12 oz bag. However, I do take offense when I look at a roasters offerings and find they are ordering from Coffee Shrub and charging 20 bucks or there abouts for a 12 oz'er or other circumstances when you can clearly see they are over charging.

Anyway wish I had your budget, I am probably abouts $100 in roasted coffee per month. Mainly from local roasters since I live in the Bay Area and can walk to a place that serves Four Barrel and get to other places rather easily if I am not feeling Four Barrel atm.

 
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