What exactly are you paying for when you get a cup of coffee to-go? A recent study in the UK reveals that coffee shops pay nearly twice as much for disposable cups than the actual coffee they contain: "While the cost of the coffee served in a medium-sized £2.20 cappuccino is just 8p, the total cost of the cup, lid, stirrer, napkin and sugar amounts to 16p." Coffeeshops' largest expense, however, is labor, which eats up nearly 25% of the purchase price. [Telegraph] [Photo: Flickr]
by Erin DeJesus
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