9 Pricey Foods to Stop Buying (and What to Buy Instead)
Quality ingredients are usually worth the price, but sometimes you can get away with cutting corners. Here's how.
Coffee: Ditch the Caribbean for the South Pacific
Jamaican Blue Mountain is one of the most well-known and high-priced coffees. Its fame helps it command a hefty sum (as much as $42 per pound), but Jason Dominy, former chair of the Barista Guild of America, says beans from Papua New Guinea are often just as good—and much cheaper (about $12 a pound). In fact, many Papua New Guinea coffees are from plants that grew from the seedlings of Jamaican Blue Mountain.
Switch and save: $30 per pound