Saving Money & Calories: Starbucks at Home

Okay so maybe it isn’t Starbucks but I have come to the realization that I can make my own lattes at home and save a ridiculous amount of money in doing so.  Not only can I save money I can make a healthier latte at home since I can decide how much non-dairy milk I want as well as what kind I want to use.

Now you don’t need an expensive espresso machine to make your own espresso all you need is your favorite espresso blend or dark roast coffee and a stovetop espresso maker.  I got mine at Winners (Canadian version of TJMaxx or Marshalls)  for only $15 or you can get it directly from Bialetti (or if you wait until August 10th you can buy it in my OpenSky store) and it is so easy to use.  You fill the base with water then place the insert in and fill with coffee; screw on the top and place it on your burner and when the top fills it’s ready! So easy right?

At this point you can make yourself an Americano, drink as espresso or create a hot/cold latte.  I love to make lattes with mine and the best part I can add as much or as little non-dairy milk as I want and I can control the calories.  I love to use unsweetened almond milk which only has 40 calories per cup. A tall soy latte at Starbucks is 130 calories versus the 30 calorie latte I can make at home- so why drink my calories and spend $4 on a latte when I can have it at home for $1 or less and only 30 calories? No Brainer!

Now if you want even better espresso and would like to spend a little bit more money you can get a Mypressi Twist which you can hear more about on Tina’s OpenSky.


  1. Yeah, I wish they carried more non-dairy choices at places besides just soy milk. That espresso maker looks so cute! I have a french press and love that, too.

  2. YES!!! I’m so happy there is someone else out there that used this!!!! We have a 9 cup pot and just use it to make our regular morning coffee- it makes perfectly one cup each.. YUM!

  3. I love french pressed coffee so I always make it at home to save money. Steaming milk is so easy though – no need to pay Starbucks everyday!

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