One of my favorite beverages is coffee. I have to have my coffee in the morning to get going!  Also, I am a coffee snob and do not care for grocery store coffee like Folger’s or Maxwell House. Coffee such as Starbuck’s can be an expensive habit.   Luckily, I have found a way to save money with this.  One of the blogs that I read recommended an online store called U-Roast-Em.com.  They have a roster of different green beans that you can order. 5 lb and 25 lb bags are the cheapest to purchase coming out to $5-6 a pound.  This sure beats $12-16 a pound.  There is one catch though, you have to roast your own beans! You can roast your beans in the oven in an oven proof ceramic dish or on a metal cookie sheet.  Or you can purchase a coffee roaster to the tune of $129.00. It is actually well worth it and you save money in the long run.  If you roast the coffee in the oven, you have to check it frequently to stir it and watch for the color of the roast that you want. In addition, you have to turn on the stove vent and open a window as it does create some smoke.  Believe me, it tastes even better than Starbucks as it is freshly roasted!