I'm one of those people who can't go without my morning coffee. I've cut back caffeine over time so that now I blend regular and decaf. All of it comes in non-recyclable plastic bags. Even the grind-your-own paper bags at the grocery store are lined in plastic.
Enter my local health food store, the Green Grocer. I have not frequented this store purely for budget reasons, but now I'm finding things that actually cost less there when purchased in bulk. Coffee is one of those things. They even carry a variety that is locally roasted (Coastal Roasters in Tiverton, RI) and is a half-caffeine blend. Perfect!
Using my own bag (which the cashier complimented) makes this a very successful swap! At $10.50/lb., its comparable to the $7/12oz I pay for my Dunks. And fresher coffee tastes better any day of the week.
I think I'll go have an extra cup.
As co-owner of Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, I teach sewing classes to children and adults. Welcome to my blog Dancing Threads RI.