So lets face it a lot of police officers drink coffee (we could also add the obligatory doughnut joke but the calculator doesn’t include that) Many drink a few per shift and some even hang out half the shift in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot.
I am a big fan of coffee, I usually like the small independent cafes with good coffee and I often grab something other than a regular coffee (read expensive lattes). I started going to Starbucks about 15 years ago, I remember a few people in the station joking around because I was drinking the fancy schmancy coffee. Now I drive by Starbucks and see quite a few officers inside….
Anyway that’s all besides the point, below we have a calculator from USA Today that tells you how much your habit is costing you. The price listed seems pretty fair for most people. Even though it is “Starbucks” prices in the calculation quite a few other places are not that far off that price for a medium coffee.
By Peter Olson