CUPS app brings its all-you-can-drink coffee subscription service to New York City. VPC
Perk up, caffeine lovers: A new app that made its way from Israel to the U.S. will get you unlimited coffee each month.
CUPS costs $45, but for that monthly fee the app lets you redeem all-you-can-drink coffee at a network of partner coffee shops. Started by a group of high school friends, it debuted in Tel Aviv in 2012. Now it's making its American debut, partnering with about 30 independent coffee shops around New York and Brooklyn.
How it works: You download the app, create an account and pick your location. Once there, choose your drink — anything from unlimited brew, drip, pour over or filtered coffee, or tea — and give your payment code to the cashier. For an upgrade of $85 a month, you can also choose unlimited espresso drinks.
There's an option to sign up for smaller amounts of five, 10 or 20 cups. But the $45-a-month unlimited package translates to only about $1.50 a cup, if you buy just one every day. The investment will really work for you if you drink more than that. There's a catch, though: You must wait 30 minutes between purchases.