In Russia it is said that chickens are milked, and cows carry eggs. (A mockery of those who believe ridiculous rumors.)

Cup of Coffee is a Big City Thingy in Russia…

A cup of coffee runs me about 10 rubles per cup. That is a big cup by the way, 600 milliliters…. That is about .17 cents a cup…. With milk included… Or lets just say; less than a penny an ounce…

I occasionally buy a cup of coffee from the local grocery store. This runs 29 rubles for 500 milliliters. Thus, knowing what things cost…. They are not making much off each cup of coffee. The cup itself is the biggest cost factor to get around. But they are making money and they sell a whole bunch of these coffees. To boot, they sell a ton of pastries that they bake themselves, right next to the coffee spot… 😉

Point of Sale at work there…

When I see coffee for sale in the dollars, not cents per cup, I cringe…. Even Starbucks in Russia has a cult type following and Russians have lots of free spendable money. Thus, Starbucks does well in Moscow. No you will not find a Starbucks in our Big Village, you do not find a coffee place of any type, for Russians love their hot tea…. Coffee is a big city thingy in Russia…

Oh well! For as I walk everyday, I find enough coins tossed away to pay for my home made coffee habit. It is nothing to find a 10 ruble coin laying on the ground and I was trained by my grandma to never leave a coin laying around. Pick it up and keep it, they add up after awhile. That they do and I have a shoe box full of coins, a big shoe box…

That’s a bunch of coffee…

WtR

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A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...

Thank God for my sweetie and Russia...

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