Where do you usually meet with people? 

I don’t know about you, but I meet with people at starbucks.  I remember back in the days when I used to meet up with people for lunch, yes lunch.  If you eat lunch out with students, leaders, or parents it can get expensive.  It all adds up.  It’s also so unhealthy to eat out so many times during the week.  It can be really difficult to find healthy options when eating out at a restaurant.  I remember blowing through a visitation budget in no time.  Now, I never meet up for lunch.  It’s one way to save some budget money, but meeting in a coffee shop is usually a better atmosphere.

This year, I have tried to scale back my meetings at starbucks.  One of the ways to do this was buy a coffee machine.  I am not going to spend a ton of time before a meeting making a latte, so I was looking for a simple way to make great coffee for a fraction of the price of a starbucks latte.  A lot of my friends have actually espresso machines, but they take time to figure out, and it takes a substantial amount of time to make one latte or cappuccino.

My wife and I purchased a Nespresso Citiz Espresso Maker with Aeroccino one Christmas.  This is one of the best investment we have made.  Not only does it make great lattes, cappuccino, and americanos, but its easy to make for a crew of people in no time.  I don’t want to be locked into a espresso machine for 20 mins while trying to focus on making a great latte, and trying to have a conversation.      

This past January we decided to buy a, Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother, for the office.  It was a huge win for the youth ministry, and the youth ministry budget.  The goal is to have meetings in the office from now on, and to have only 2 meetings each week out.  By doing this at a .75 cents a coffee and a $1.50 for two, we will be saving a ton of money each month. 

Buying a Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother, or getting someone to buy one for your youth ministry is one simple way to turn your office into a starbucks.  Nespresso machines make amazing lattes, and it’s foolproof.  What are you waiting for?  Go and get a machine today, and turn your office into a starbucks.

How often do you meet with people each week?  What does your budget look like for meetings/visitation? 


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