I admit, I miss my Starbucks™️ coffee fix thanks to the coronavirus quarantine. But in the two weeks that I have not consumed any coffee products from the world’s most popular coffeehouse chain — I have no choice since Starbucks Philippines opted to temporarily close down all stores nationwide anyway — I think I can probably learn to shake off the daily habit.
Maybe I’ll just look at it this way: Let’s say I spend PH ₱200 (roughly US $4) on a Starbucks coffee beverage daily. In a week, that adds up to ₱1,000 ($20). In a month’s time, that would total to ₱4,000 ($80)! Yikes! I can hypothetically save ₱48,000 ($960) annually by ditching my daily Starbucks spending! And that amount does not include the occasional weekend trips to the coffee shop.
Damn! That’s a lot of money! And I often chide myself for not having any when I want to buy some stuff. When the quarantine is over and done with, I’ll just stick to my favorite instant coffee granules (freeze dried brewed coffee, baby!) in a bottle and bring it to work. Maybe I’ll just patronize Starbucks (or, for that matter, other pricey coffee shops) on weekends.
Note to self: “Challenge accepted.” But… I have to survive the COVID-19 pandemic first.