If you want to save $3/cup, skip the Starbucks across the street and visit Gate instead. It has a fantastic cappuccino/latte/hot chocolate/chai tea machine. I prefer to get a delicious Chai Tea Latte. There are also flavored coffees, but I don’t like coffee so I haven’t tried them.
Even the largest 24 oz cup of any variety is only $1.50. And watch for the monthly specials—sometimes the hot beverages are even cheaper, or you can add a snack for only a few cents more.