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“Coffee Can Investing” by Saurabh Mukherjea, Rakshit Ranjan, and Pranab Uniyal gives simple strategies to build a sound base for our financial plans and portfolios. The authors introduce two characters, Mr. Talwar and Mr. Sanghvi, as financially clueless. Their spending habits leave their finances in shambles. Readers learn with them as the book progresses. The authors educate about the ups and downs of the markets. They also explain the magic of compounding and the power of systematic financial planning. The book gives practical tips for a robust financial foundation.

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The spending habits of Mr. Talwar and Mr. Sanghvi leave their finances in shambles.

The book focuses on the Coffee Can Investing philosophy. It promises to:

  • Deliver results,
  • Simplify portfolios, and
  • Grow wealth.

The authors suggest a three-tiered plan for investing in Indian markets. They advocate a blend of:-

  1. Exchange-Traded Funds(ETFs) for large-cap stability,
  2. Coffee Can Portfolio to tap the growth in large and mid-caps,
  3. Selective stock picking in the small to mid-cap domain to seek high returns with high risks.

The authors suggest a balanced approach to growth and risk. They aim to capitalize on opportunities in India’s growing economy. Saurabh Mukherjea, Rakshit Ranjan, and Pranab Uniyal view small-cap investments as both risky and promising. Their advice is to seek expert guidance for sound decisions.

“Coffee Can Investing” educates about Indians’ preference for Real Estate and Gold. The authors challenge established conventions. The authors point out liquidity issues with real estate investments. They promote the benefits of investing in stocks – which are more liquid and offer higher yields. They encourage a shift in perspective. They advise investors to diversify their investments and add dynamic financial instruments to portfolios.

“Coffee Can Investing” focuses on high-quality stocks. The authors advise carefully choosing them using two filters: consistent revenue growth and high ROCE. The “Coffee Can Portfolio” is inspired by Robert Kirby. It supports a buy-and-hold approach. The authors emphasize patience and compounding, which boost wealth over time. It aligns with long-term financial goals.

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The “Coffee Can Portfolio”, inspired by Robert Kirby, supports a buy-and-hold approach.

“Coffee Can Investing” explores the evolution of India’s stock market rules. It covers the challenges due to a lack of market leaders. Warren Buffett’s investing inspired parts of the book. It suggests choosing businesses with good long-term potential, ethical leadership, and reasonable prices.

Sometimes, the author’s firm seems too much advertised in the book. But the advice offered is practical and solid. The authors have not shied away from their criticisms of physical assets in gold and real estate. Some readers may not appreciate this. These preferences are due to our past tendencies for both these asset classes, a fact the authors highlight.

“Coffee Can Investing” is a sound guide backed by solid arguments and research. For the average investor in India, it provides great insights and confidence. The authors have carefully tried to blend theory with valuable tips. Readers can apply them right away. Advice on investing in Large and Mid-Cap ETFs instead of similar MFs was eye-opening. ETFs have lower expense ratios. The authors’ argument is sound in this regard and makes total sense. Saurabh Mukherjea, Rakshit Ranjan, and Pranab Uniyal have successfully conveyed complex investment concepts in an accessible manner. The book offers excellent advice to investors. It is a testament to the deep understanding and experience of the Indian Markets shown by the authors.

My Rating:-

Coffee Can Investing: The Low-Risk Road to Stupendous Wealth: Goodreads Rating: 4.06

Reviewed On:

  • e-book
  • Total Pages: 367
  • Genre: Non-Fiction/Finance
  • Coffee Can Investing: The Low-Risk Road to Stupendous Wealth: Saurabh Mukherjea, Rakshit Ranjan, and Pranab Uniyal.

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Awesome strategy…


The authors have suggested good strategy for investing in low risk etf’s . And investing in real state are very profitable. Book is good for new investors to figure out the whole thing

Saurav Singh

Awesome investment concept👍


Great strategical concept



Rohit Kumar

Very good


Loved the review it’s crisp and on point about how the book simplifies complex investment strategies, offering clear guidance for long-term wealth growth with practical insights


This review highlights the book’s practical approach and its potential to help readers improve their lives.

Piyush Kumar

After, reading this well researched review, one can get a better knowledge of financial stability, unstability, and growth. Reading this a worth lot.


This review explains ‘Coffee Can Investing’ well. Makes it a must read book for me.

Suchitra Banarjee

Coffee Can Investing’ that distills complex strategies into actionable wisdom. Thanks for this Nice & interesting review blog.

Navin Chauhan

Concise and illuminating review.

Manish Kumar

Offers a balanced approach to growth and risk. The book challenges traditional views on real estate and gold, promoting liquidity and higher yields in stocks. Emphasizing high-quality stocks and a buy-and-hold approach, the authors advocate patience and compounding for long-term wealth. Overall, it’s a practical guide for building a robust.

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