Life is exhausting, and most mornings a huge cup of coffee is the only thing that gets us to a semi-functioning state. But long lines at the coffee shop and paying $5 for a latte make something that's supposed to be enjoyable feel like another errand to run. That's why we wholeheartedly endorse investing in a coffee maker and getting your caffeine fix at home.
Non-Scientific Benefits to Making Your Coffee at Home
- You save money: A ton of it. Even if you buy no-frills coffee, most places are going to charge you around $3 a pop. That's $15 a work week, $60 a month, or $720 a year. Making your own coffee at home costs a fraction of that (and hey, $720 could buy two plane tickets somewhere fun, right?).
- You save yourself time: Rather than adding another 10 minutes to your already annoyingly long commute, you can either drink your coffee at home while you're getting ready, or take it with you in an insulated mug and drink it on the go.
Buying this Hamilton Beach two-way coffee maker is a good way to start taking control of your mornings, mainly because it's made with your hectic schedule in mind. Its two main functions allow you to either brew one cup (with a slot specifically for filling up a single travel mug), or a whole pot for everyone in your house (the glass carafe has a 12-cup capacity). Another helpful feature — it's programmable for up to 24 hours in advance, so you can wake up to piping-hot coffee rather than having to groggily wait for it to brew. The best part? It's on sale on Amazon right now for 45 percent off, which means you can snatch up this thing for under $50 and start making your mornings run more smoothly immediately.
How do you make your morning cup of coffee? Let us know in the comments!