If you can’t afford that price tag, there are plenty of people who would “love to get a cup of coffee or something sometime,” including:
People at your old job
College friends you run into at Whole Foods
The children of your parents’ friends who are looking to break into your industry
The person who went to the same camp as you who, even though the two of you were not friends as kids, ended up going to your colleague’s party because she and your colleague were in the same sorority at U.V.A., and how funny is that?So funny. You should grab coffee sometime or something!