Is it more practical to invest in your own espresso machine? This redditor does the math
Is it actually cheaper to but an espresso machine and buy imported coffee than to purchase a latte from your favorite coffee shop everyday?
It seems so because a penny pinching redditor has done the math and it seems that buying your own espresso machine could actually be the more practical choice.
According to the redditor, an espresso machine costs an average of roughly $239. Half a kilo of Italian coffee costs around $27, assuming this is the average consumption for a month. Multiply this by 12 (for the 12 months of the year) and you get $239.
That translates to an average of $563 for the first year but after the first year, you can already do away with the machine’s cost and limit it only to the coffee. He also added milk and syrup costs after some commenters noticed it was missing from his computation but after adding $121 for the average annual cost, its still a big difference from the daily visit to the cafe.
Meanwhile, a daily purchase of Latte at an average of $4.75 multiplied by 365 days in a year easily eats at $1710 a year. However, if you value your convenience over practicality, there’s nothing wrong with going for maintaining your daily routine. No judgement. (ANGEL ONG)