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Making Coffee at Home Savings Calculator


  This morning while having my obligatory giant cup of coffee, I started to wonder how much money I have saved by making lattes at home - vs - going to my local chain coffee shop. After some quick sketching out on paper, I realized this could make a great little programming exercise. First I needed to gather all of my data. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics(BLS) has an open API with all of the data for the Consumer Price Index(CPI). Some of the data available goes all the way

The Perfect Cold Brew


"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons." T.S. Eliot I have always loved a hot mug of coffee. However, with the temperatures beginning to heat up here in the southland a hot beverage just isn't that attractive. That is where iced coffee drinks save the day. With cold brew I am able to get the jolt of caffeine that I need without all of the added acid and bitterness you get with traditional brewing methods. After some research and my own trial and error, I am pretty sure I

About me

Nathan Shumate

Nathan Shumate

I am a developer and consultant based in Conway, Arkansas. I am constantly reading, writing, and experimenting with the latest in web technologies. When I am not doing that I am trying to find the perfect cup of coffee, looking for new hiking trails, or planning my next adventure.

Coffee Savings Calculator

Placeholder values show standard quantites of each ingredient for a flavored latte with a double shot of espresso. Adjust the values as needed to get accurate savings based on your consumption.


You have saved: {{ savings | currency }}

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Early morning workout, productive day at work, pizza 🍕 for dinner, hot tub 🛀 time with the wife and kiddo, now finishing off the day with this delicious craft brew. #good
Some light reading this morning.
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I love the artwork on this bottle 🍷
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One week of marriage. Heading out on a winery tour 🍷 ❤️ 👰 🎩
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