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DIY coffee and ‘something slightly more exotic’

When it comes to coffee, we all assume that do-it-yourself costs less than barrista-brewed, but how much cheaper is DIY exactly? In her post ‘Frugal Coffee Drinking’, Sophie from We Can Have Everything! made the calculations and these are the figures she came up with:

According to Sophie’s calculations, instant coffee is the cheapest option out there: it requires no initial outlay and costs only $0.14 per cup. If you’re a true coffee connoisseur, however, you wouldn’t be seen dead clutching a Nescafe anything. Continue reading

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Wanting wontons

Once, on a cold July night, the thought of wonton soup was enough to make the hungry mortgager wanton and weak-willed enough to stop by at a noodle shop on the way home from work. After perusing a laminated menu decorated with spelling mistakes such as ‘pettitoes’ and ‘vagetables’, the mortgager ordered the much-anticipated wontons and parted with their precious $9.50. Fifteen minutes later, they were confronted by this:

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