Tassimo and Keurig machines make it a snap to brew your favourite coffees at home, with no messy clean-up. But does that convenience translate into savings? Surprisingly, the answer is ‘no’ if your morning routine includes a home-brewed McDonald’s java. Break down the costs and you’ll see it’s actually cheaper to buy it at the store.
Once you factor in the free McDonald’s coffee you get after buying six medium cups, it’s about 10 to 20 cents more expensive to brew the equivalent amount at home with a Tassimo disc or K-Cup. That means over the course of the year you’d save $20 to $40 if you just went directly to MickeyD’s to get your caffeine fix.
But if your java of choice is Timmies or Starbucks, here’s some good news: using K-Cups or Tassimo discs saves you about 20% off the cost of buying in-store.