Neither can I, but I did find a cost saving alternative. I, like many of you, cannot function without my morning fix of caffeine. I’d leave my house 10 minutes early just so I could get in line at Coffee Bean (my java of choice) and order myself a medium Vanilla no sugar added latte with soy. Yes! Now my morning is complete.
Then one day (a year ago) I noticed the CBTL Contata Machine.
Home single serve espresso machine. I thought to myself, “That looks cool, I wonder how much that costs and how much will that save me?” I bought the machine a year ago at $149 but its now on sale for $89 http://www.cbtl.com/contata-bundle-with-60-capsules-1.aspx. You can make single serve espressos and drip coffee but I primarily use it to make my vanilla no sugar added lattes with almond milk. You’ll need to get the frother so you can make a proper latte; $59.95 http://www.cbtl.com/GiftsAndAccessories.aspx.
Look how cute these guys are! The single serve espresso capsules come 10 in a box for $6. Yup, thats right, .60 per shot of espresso.
Alright so lets do the math. With an initial investment of $200 and an average latte costing $5, I’ll need to consume at least 40 lattes to recoup my money back. I can definitely down 40 lattes under 2 months. So yeah, I’ve gotten my moneys worth with this machine. So I would jump on the sale CBTL is having on the Contata right now.
Cheers and enjoy your cup of Joe each morning! 🙂
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