the price of coffee, getting rid of old crap and following your dreams

So I was sat  at my  desk  this after none  sipping my cup of java  and reading and thinking about  a story  I read  via a social media stream this weekend that the cost of coffee is due  to rise.  Brazil’s Arabica coffee prices have recently surged 94 percent, to $2.144 a pound on the New York futures market.  The price spike is a result of bad weather in Brazil.

This got me to thinking about the prices that we pay for a coffee from business such as Starbucks and costa not to say that a half fat double shot Americano with cameral isn’t nice but when did it become the norm that a coffee from such a place should cost what to some people is nearly a hours wage and is these articles are any thing to go by the cost is going to rise the thing that I always think is that I can buy a bag of fresh ground coffee for around £3- 5.00 as well as lets say the cost of a coffee and a doughnut at dun-kin doughnuts the base cost of the raw ingredients are not equal to the final price of the end products that you receive.

What your paying for is a logo and the reputation of a brand. in theory you could buy the same beans grind them your self and make the same coffee all your self at a fraction of the cost we have become a society of consumers.

Well a 1st world individual has any way there is a large majority of the population in the third world that lives purely off of take away and restaurant food and ready meals we can place orders for items which are delivered the following day every thing has become a connivence now there is not thing wrong with this but to much of anything is a bad thing no matter how good it is.

 

How much  crap  do you have ?
How much crap do you have ?

It also  brought up thoughts  from a TEDx talk that I watched last night
TEDxAsheville – Adam Baker – Sell your crap. Pay your debt. Do what you love.

where Adam talks about how shortly after the birth of his daughter he and his wife had a discussion about what they actually wanted from life. and that he eventually came to a realisation that he and his wife were in the early twenties and in around 18 thousand pounds worth of personal debt not including debts that they had such as college loans.

this also brings me to convince again we have accepted that it is fine  to be in mass amounts of debt from a young  age now  don’t get  me  wrong there are  different  sorts  of debt  what Adam  was focusing on here  was Personal  debt,  we  want the latest  new flat screen TV we  take  out a loan  new  car  lets  finance it  so on and so fourth we gauge  how  successful some one  is  by the  size of there  house how flashy there car  and clothes are. so what  do  we  do we collect  crap  we build up our  collection of  video’s, games books etc  and  when we have  run out of space  to  fill our  spare  rooms  with this crap we  then  g on  to rent  space  to store our old crap  so  we can  buy new crap.

So I think it was about  time I sold off my crap pay of some of my debts and start enjoying life.

 

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