Getting Mugged

Saving some coin on your morning cup of joe is not only a smart thing to do, but it's surprisingly easy. Most every shop in town offers some kind of discount for bringing your own mug, so go buy one of those hip coffee vessels, and let the savings begin! For example, Homepage Café, Rocky Mountain Roasting, and the Co-Op all offer a 10-cent discount if you bring your own mug. Lil’ Sherpa and Wild Joe's up the ante with a 25-cent savings; and the Leaf and Bean kicks it up another notch, knocking off a whopping 35 cents. International Coffee Traders takes the cake with savings ranging between 20-50 cents depending on what you order. Many of the drive-up coffee huts around town offer a discount as well.

A few cents every morning may not seem like much, but it adds up. Why spend money on a paper cup that ends up in the trash anyway? Bring your own mug and nickel-and-dime your way to a free coffee every couple weeks—not to mention a lighter cardboard footprint.