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How much does your coffee habit cost you?

I have paid CHF 3.70 a cup of coffee yesterday at Brittania Pub, in front of Geneva railway station. Expensive, isn't it ?
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Re: How much does your coffee habit cost you?

Ah no thats dirt cheap
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Old 05.01.2015, 23:27
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Ah no thats dirt cheap
You're funny.
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Re: How much does your coffee habit cost you?

Recently gone up from 2.90 to 3.10 here.
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Old 05.01.2015, 23:33
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I have paid CHF 3.70 a cup of coffee yesterday at Brittania Pub, in front of Geneva railway station. Expensive, isn't it ?
That's pretty much average...but on the lower side.
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Re: How much does your coffee habit cost you?

Sounds quite cheap to me, but then I very rarely buy coffee outside. Crap Nespresso stuff at work, but mostly I drink it at home, with Chicco d'Oro coffee beans in full Automat machines, so the price per cup is very much lower.

And of course I drink coffee, not any of these micky-mouse concoctions found on most high streets these days.
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Re: How much does your coffee habit cost you?

Nothing as I scrounge it from everyone else
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Re: How much does your coffee habit cost you?

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you did not state what type of coffee or how it was presented so can not comment on price, except to say by 4 star would expect to pay up 5chf, but could be as low as 4chf & would usually come with glass of water.

Self service price somewhere in region of 3chf ish

Like Ace1 have fully automatic machine at home with fresh beans, that is where we drink most of our coffee, cost being much lower.
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Re: How much does your coffee habit cost you?

Too much, hence the reason tea has become the new coffee.
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Re: How much does your coffee habit cost you?

3.50 is about the cheapest I have seen. Over 4.00 isn't uncommon
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Re: How much does your coffee habit cost you?

Real coffee can only be had in Italy, EUR 0.90

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Re: How much does your coffee habit cost you?

Commercial coffee anywhere in the world seems to be quite a rip-off.

If you take the price of the basic ingredients and multiply by 4 to factor in the overhead (salary, rent, insurance, etc), a cup of coffee could not cost more one franc.
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Old 06.01.2015, 07:20
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Commercial coffee anywhere in the world seems to be quite a rip-off.

If you take the price of the basic ingredients and multiply by 4 to factor in the overhead (salary, rent, insurance, etc), a cup of coffee could not cost more one franc.
And where did you come up with this factor of 4 to cover overhead? Just curious.
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I have paid CHF 3.70 a cup of coffee yesterday at Brittania Pub, in front of Geneva railway station. Expensive, isn't it ?
Jeeze and hardly the nicest surroundings either

I pay (at work) 1.- for coffee, 1.10 for renverse or 1.20 for nespresso capsules.

Pop over and I'll bring one out for 2.- a pop.
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Re: How much does your coffee habit cost you?

At work its 1chf, or 3.40 for a double shot with froth - all served in a paper cup.

Anywhere outside of work, i dont think that I have ever had a cup for under 3.50.

But considering how our cup of coffee is actually made, it doesnt seem a lot to pay.

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Old 06.01.2015, 09:22
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I thought it was 1eur in most places now - 1.50 (or more) in tourist spots!

Good job the OP hasn't been into SB here!
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Real coffee can only be had in Italy, EUR 0.90

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It aint all good tho - had some terrible coffee served to me in Italy also. Mind you, for that price, its hard to complain

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Good job the OP hasn't been into SB here!
Exactly.. When I first came here and realised that I couldn't get a small latte at SB for less than CHF7, I went and bought myself a Cafe grade semi automatic coffee machine for home and sourced myself some decent freshly roasted beans. I think ive paid that machine off several times over by now

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Re: How much does your coffee habit cost you?

Anywhere between 75.00 to often 200.00 francs per month depending on guests staying, how much we are home, etc. My husband drinks endless coffee and is hooked on the ease of Nespresso capsules.

Now that I just put that in writing, it is kind of horrific (the extravagance, I mean). For the sake of economizing, I did try to switch us over to beans and french press once, and it both curbed our coffee habit a bit and was much cheaper - but it didn't last long before DH made a stand and it was back to the Nespresso.

Prairie girl that I am (with good ole cheap Foldgers' in a percolator) I will never feel right about spending as much as a week's total grocery bill on a month's coffee supply.
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Re: How much does your coffee habit cost you?

A cup of coffee has always been expensive in Switzerland. It used to be considered a luxury item one treated oneself. For many, it still is.

By the way, there are no Starbucks shops in Italy.
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Re: How much does your coffee habit cost you?

YEs, 3.70 for a cup of coffee is expensive.

But on the scale of luxury indulgences, 3.70 to sit in a nice café, open a good book, and while away a bit of time watching the world go by - that's still pretty good value.
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