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If Starbucks is costing you a lot of 'bucks,' you can save a bundle on the very same brew without cutting back on your coffee habit. Consumer Reports rates Starbucks' house blend the top-tasting coffee blend. If you order one 12-ounce-size cup five times a week, it will set you back $429 a year. That's several tanks of gas.
But you can buy the same house blend from Starbucks in a 1-pound bag that sells for $11.95, brew it at home, and slash your coffee budget by 71 percent. That's a savings of just over $306 for the year.