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As coffee bean prices soar we reveal how to get your daily caffeine fix for less


GETTING your caffeine fix has never cost more.

Coffee prices are set to soar after the world’s largest producer, Brazil, was hit by horrendous weather, it was revealed last week.

Coffee prices are set to soar after Brazil, the world’s largest producer, was hit by horrendous weather

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Coffee prices are set to soar after Brazil, the world’s largest producer, was hit by horrendous weatherCredit: Getty

Here’s how to get ahead by cutting your cuppa costs now.

BULK BUY: Pick up packs of coffee beans now and store to grind later.

If sealed, they last around six months past their stated shelf life and at most vendors, the more you buy, the greater the discount.

HOME RUN: In lockdown, several kitchen table coffee businesses were set up to help people get their fix and some are really affordable.

I like Penningtons (penningtonscoffee.co.uk) who hand roast their beans in Kendal in the Lake District.

The company offers pay-as-you-go “cancel any time” subscriptions with 250g of coffee (12 mugs) coming in at £8.25.

USE LOYALTY STAMPS: Costa’s new scheme gets you a free hot drink for every eight Beans earned.

Caffe Nero lets you collect stamps on certain food items, too, so you can build up quicker.

GET A REUSABLE CUP: Use a reuseable mug and at Costa you earn double points — collecting two loyalty scheme Beans instead of one — while at Pret you get 50p off per cup.

I love the £7 KeepCup but Wilko has a 450ml travel stainless steel mug for just £2.25, a ­saving of £4.75 and a bargain.

BAG A BARGAIN MACHINE: Get the Nespresso VertuoPlus Coffee Machine in black for £79 at nespresso.com, down from £179 – that’s £100 off!

Or the smart Logik L15EXC19 espresso coffee machine is usually £49.99 at currys.co.uk but currently, a fiver off.

SWAP SHOPS: At Greggs, a white coffee will set you back around £1.60 and at McDonald’s is usually around £1.40.

That’s a lot cheaper than the average £2.75 at other top brand coffee houses.

If you can stomach down-branding in super­markets, the Tesco own-brand coffee is £1.75 and the best I’ve tried.

  • All prices correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day

Save £5 on your cuppa with the Progress Jupiter kettle at amazon.co.uk

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Save £5 on your cuppa with the Progress Jupiter kettle at amazon.co.uk

SAVE costs on your cuppa with the Progress Jupiter kettle – it was £29.99, now £24.99 at amazon.co.uk.

SAVE: £5

Cheap treat

The delicious new Piccolino Garlic and Cheese Flatbread is just £1.50 at Iceland

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The delicious new Piccolino Garlic and Cheese Flatbread is just £1.50 at Iceland

POP the delicious new Piccolino Garlic and Cheese Flatbread in your trolley at Iceland, for just £1.50.

Top tips

ASDA’s popular baby event is back, with huge discounts on hundreds of big-name brands, including Pampers and Huggies at up to half-price.

Childs Farm toiletries start at £2 and there are bargains on Tommee Tippee feeding products too.

Top swap

This trendy faux fur bag from ASOS is £25

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This trendy faux fur bag from ASOS is £25
But George at Asda which has a dupe for just £18

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But George at Asda which has a dupe for just £18

ROLL into autumn with this trendy faux fur bag from ASOS, £25, or hit George at Asda which has a dupe for just £18.

SAVE: £7

Giselle’s little helper

SHOP at Co-op?

Get £5 off a £15 shop when you sign up as a member via their app from tomorrow until October 6.

As a member, 2p from every £1 you spend goes into your membership account – and Co-op  will donate the same to local causes.

You will also receive personalised offers.

Shop & save

Save 30p on Ambrosia Devon Custard with a Tesco Clubcard

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Save 30p on Ambrosia Devon Custard with a Tesco Clubcard

POUR some Ambrosia Devon Custard on your pudding.

It’s usually £1.80 for 1kg at Tesco, but now just £1.50 with a Tesco Clubcard.

SAVE: 30p

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