Putting the Bucks in Starbucks

Putting the Bucks in Starbucks

First they grind the beans and last they add the foam
to create the very coffee that you could have at home.
Countless cups thrown in the trash adding to the glut
of paper cups collected from every coffee hut.

How can I articulate the excess that I find it?
How prudent is this mania when you could simply grind it
and put it in a cup you save to use again tomorrow
to save a tree and save a planet reeling from the sorrow

of all the disposables thrown daily in the trash
in a world that’s populated by the blindly rash?
Every time you buy a cup of fad-inflated joe,
remember where the cup it’s in will ultimately go.

Then think about the money that you’re using up
simply by your refusal to brew your daily cup.
If you don’t believe me, read the facts below
before you leave for Starbucks to have a cup of joe!


“Depending on where you live and how you prefer to take your hot caffeine water, if you’re buying coffee, you’re spending between $1 and $5 per cup. Meanwhile, brewing a cup of coffee at home costs you between 16 and 18 cents per cup.”

The average cost of a cup of coffee purchased at Starbucks is $3.15 and, while $3.15 a day may not seem like much, what if I told you that cup really costs $13?   Read on: https://avgjoefinance.com/surprising-amount-starbucks-costs/


Prompt words today are grind, foam, articulate, prudent, trash.

16 thoughts on “Putting the Bucks in Starbucks

    1. lifelessons Post author

      I have a gift certificate from Starbucks that my niece gave me. Need to figure out how to use it. Wonder if it works in Mexico? They have a Starbucks in the airport. Two, as a matter of fact.

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  1. Eilene Lyon

    I definitely prefer our home brew – and my own cup! I mostly buy coffee shop coffee when traveling or occasionally as a personal meeting thing to do. It really is wasteful.


    1. lifelessons Post author

      I thought I was the only one who didn’t like their coffee.. I am continually surprised by what people agree with on my blog. Every time I feel I’m going to stir a tempest in a teapot–or coffeepot, in the present situation, I end up getting more approval than usual. The fun of blogging, I guess.



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