Considering the Café Calorie Bomb
I’ve written before about the on-going nomad debate: Co-working or “Café Bureau.” In a post on Remoters.net, I compared the price tag of working in a coworking space versus a café in 5 popular digital nomad destinations. From the perspective of value, the options are fairly equal in some parts of the world, and in others there’s a clear winner.
Coworking spaces have fees that can seem high, but if you’re going to sit all day in a café and you aren’t an entitled jerk, you must spend money. Upstanding nomads will argue that you are obligated to make a purchase every few hours. This may mean moving from one café to another, but if you put in a 4- to 8-hour day, you’re looking at more than one or two items.
However, a true analysis of this debate must consider all parts of the cost-benefits equation; your well-being is affected by more than the amount of cash in your pocket.