Ever since May of 2005 I've had the habit of designating a local coffeeshop as my "Coffeeshop of Record" — it's the place I always hang out at, and my favorite local caffeine establishment. Or, as I sometimes put it, "my drug dealers". Because I'm also that kind of person, I keep statistics of how much I spend there.
Shortly after moving to Ypsilanti I designated the Ugly Mug Cafe as my CsoR. This previous year's statistics (16 February 2009 - 15 February 2010) are:
- Total Spent: $386.94
- Days Visited: 134
- Items Noted: 211
- Avg/Visit: $2.89
- Avg/Item: $1.83
- Avg/Week: $7.44
It adds up, doesn't it? (This is the reason I keep track of it). But, the way I figure it hanging out at the Ugly Mug is my primary form of entertainment, and $7 a week is relatively cheap as those things go.
Notes for those who care: supplies I purchase at the CsoR do not count, e.g. beans I purchase at the Mug for use at home or at work are not counted.