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George Clooney is not cheap: how much should a good cuppa coffee cost you?

Posted on April 7, 2014

What is a good cuppa coffee?

Some people might think that drinking instant coffee is a good way to start the day. In saying that, "a good cuppa" can mean something completely different depending on who you are speaking to. When we talk about a good cup of coffee, we are not relating to the instant kind. We are talking about a freshly brewed, not burned (like filter machines do) with a nice crema on top. Unfortunately even most restaurants don´t tend to serve that type of quality, even though they charge you an arm and a leg for the drink consumed.

George Clooney is not cheap

On the capsules market, there are companies out there who will charge you up to R12 per cup. You should know that you are paying for branding the bean. What is quite crucial here to understand is that, yes, coffee has its price. You ain´t getting anything good if you pay too little for it. However, coffee is a commodity which means everybody can get that for a very good price. There is no need to pay outrage prices because the quality doesn´t necessarily improve when the prices go up.

Compare prices!

The best way to know what you should be paying for a good cuppa is to compare prices. The price obviously depends on if you are drinking it at home, in a restaurant, or on the go. For a capsule, you are looking at around R3 to R4 (best value for money on the market). Always do your research and if you use alternatives, contact the company directly and know what machine you got in order to find out if you can use the alternative capsule or pod version. And most important: Like the coffee you drink! Life is too short for bad coffee!