The Perks of Brewing Versus Buying Coffee -- Savings Experiment

How to Save on Your Morning Coffee
How to Save on Your Morning Coffee

Many people can't get through a day without it, or even just a morning. It's been called everything from brain juice to java to the "black ichor of life." Having coffee, that good old cup of Joe, is an essential ritual for countless Americans. But how do you get the best bang for your buck for your brew, which can cost as much as $5 from the local coffee shop, without sacrificing taste?"

Here's a look at the tradeoffs in making your own cup of coffee versus buying it at a coffee shop, along with some nifty ways to save.