Especially when people come in and
I will admit that I love Starbuck's Vanilla Latte. When I was pregnant with my first and had gestational diabetes, it was pretty much the only coffee I could tolerate without adding sugar. Sure the syrup had sugar in it but maybe the caffeine cancelled it out or something because it didn't mess with my blood sugar.
Three kids and one income later, I now no longer feel like I can really afford to spend almost $4.00 for a Vanilla Latte. (We're talking Canadian pricing here, no idea what Americans have to pay).
I switched to Tim Horton's for a while because really the coffee is so much cheaper except only I really don't like their coffee. Then the whole scandal about Tim Horton's putting MSG in their coffee came out and yeah, I really only go for the donuts now.
Today, I just came back from the Co-op gas station with 2 small coffees (which are more like the size of mediums) for $3.56 total. Which, of course, is what prompted this post. Do you know what else I get? Besides the fact that I'm a Co-op member and get a percentage back with every purchase, I also have a coffee card where like every 5th coffee is free, any size. It's not just the Co-op who offers the coffee card either. Lots of other gas stations offer these promotional items and unless the gas station is really grungy, most of them go out of their way to provide specialty coffee brews, often supporting local brewing companies. It's no long just Folgers in your cup, you have choices of light, medium or dark roasts and decaf.
So yeah, I'm just happy with my Gas Station Coffee. What about you? What's in your To-Go Cup?