In March, I got assigned to a temporary assignment at work. Instead of working at my office, which is only two and a half miles from my home, I was doing site assessments all over the Metro Detroit area. It was good work, it was on a high visibility project, and it let me see up front what we actually do, versus the back-end support we provide in the office, so it was a pretty positive experience.
One of the things I had to adjust was my morning coffee. My standard routine at the office was that I would drink from the ‘free coffee’ provided, but would add in my own half-and-half. When I started the assignment, I started making my own coffee at home to take with me every morning. Typically I would only make coffee at home on the weekends or on days when I’m off. I buy pre-ground Colombian Coffee from Costco. It’s $15 for a really big can. It would typically last about four months, meaning I would spend about $45 per year on coffee.