However, a new app, CUPS, promises to change all that. The new service pairs members with independent coffee shops in Manhattan and offers membership plans ranging from $7 (for five drinks) to $45 (unlimited drinks). So, even if you're not a full-blown caffeine addict, you can still snag a serious deal. The only catch is you have to wait 30 minutes between each use — so it's not ideal for treating a friend to a cup of joe.
What's really great about this app is how it simultaneously helps our wallets while supporting local businesses. CUPS co-founder Gilad Rotem told Slate: “We’re uniting independent coffee shops together and giving them economics of scale and tools that they cannot get by themselves, but keeping their independent atmosphere. It’s a chain of independence.” And, that's some logic we can get behind. Plus, with all that money you'll save on java, you can drop a little extra on your summer clothes shopping. (Slate)