Espresso Means More Energy

A lot of you know me as someone who consumes a lot of latte’s, cappuccino’s, and the occasional good ol’ cup of Joe. Well, being a college student requires you to be wise with your money. Being wise with your money, to me, means save every penny you have to buy a grande Caramel Macchiato at the nearest Starbucks every day. Now, some of you, or a lot of you, may think this sounds silly. There are children starving all over the world, and I save every penny for my next latte. And you’re right, it is silly. But, that is me. Coffee addict.

That being said, I finally caved in and purchased a cheap Mr. Coffee Espresso Maker. I shoved my Kuerig in the back of my pantry, and I am officially saving money by making my own latte’s at home. A big step for me.

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My first, and favorite drink to make is: Caramel Macchiato. Yum! This Caramel Macchiato Eight O’ Clock ground coffee is delicious for this kind of task! The French Vanilla syrup from Archer Farms and Torani Caramel sauce make it the perfect treat! The super cute fall to go cups are from Target.

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And Voila!!! I am currently researching new latte’s to concoct. This adorable coffee cup was a birthday gift!

Having espresso at my finger tips during all times of the day means I will get a lot more done! Hello energy!

-C

Monday Mix Up Coffee Routine

Who’s tired of the same old boring medium roast coffee and creamer situation? Well, I definitely am. See, as other fellow college students know, sometimes we’re too strapped for cash to fork out the extra $4.75 for a fancy latte at Starbucks. So, I wanted to share with you the few ways that I mix up my coffee!

This can work the same for regular coffee makers, but I choose to use the Keurig. I LOVE the Donut Shop K-cups but will use anything. This morning I tried a hazelnut flavored k-cup.

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While my hazelnut single cup brewed, I brought milk to a boil while constantly stirring. This has the ‘foamy cappuccino’ effect.

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I used Torani caramel sauce to drizzle inside my coffee mug to add extra flavor.

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Once my coffee was done brewing, I poured the steamy milk on top of the brew. Then squeezed a few more drops of caramel sauce into it and finished it off with a few dashes of cinnamon.

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The result was delicious!!!

What are some ways you mix up your coffee routine? Comment below! 🙂

-C