Coffee. I enjoy grinding the beans at the supermarket — or simply buying ground beans. Reason? The difference in taste is very small compared to the hassle of grinding your own beans each morning for every coffee pot.
Many areas of life are like this — if you spend twice the effort, you might get a 10% improvement. I would challenge you to examine your life — small things you do each day — and look at what is not worth the extra expense of time and money.
Having said that, sometimes it’s worth it to go the “long” way. Last weekend, Heather and I spent a nice evening listening to vinyl records. It took several extra minutes to grab each new song from a different album, but that warm sound of clicks and pops, as well as the fact that I don’t have those songs in digital form, gave us a pleasant change of pace.
ps Millstone Coffee provided a free half-pound of coffee with last Sunday’s paper!