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Super pumped about my new Tonx Coffee subscription! 
Tonx is a coffee start up that sources, roasts and ships a bag of coffee right to your front door every two weeks. The coffee is sent within 24 hours of being roasted, so it’s always fresh, delicious and ready to brew. Thinking this may be the perfect holiday gift for some of my coffee snob friends.
FYI - Tonx will send you a free sample bag if you want to try it out before committing to the bi-weekly deliveries. That’s how I got hooked!

Super pumped about my new Tonx Coffee subscription!

Tonx is a coffee start up that sources, roasts and ships a bag of coffee right to your front door every two weeks. The coffee is sent within 24 hours of being roasted, so it’s always fresh, delicious and ready to brew. Thinking this may be the perfect holiday gift for some of my coffee snob friends.

FYI - Tonx will send you a free sample bag if you want to try it out before committing to the bi-weekly deliveries. That’s how I got hooked!

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I made my own iced coffee this morning with… dun dun dun… instant coffee.
Gasp! I know. You hear instant coffee, you automatically think of something like burnt rubber, but this turned out to be surprisingly good! I mean, it was no $3.45 tall light-iced skinny vanilla latte or Perfect Iced Coffee by Pioneer Woman, but still not bad! I’d make it again. Here’s what I used:
Ingredients:
 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
 1 Splenda packet
 3 tablespoons warm water
3/4 cup cold skim milk
a few drops of vanilla extract (optional)
Directions:
In sealable jar, bottle, or cocktail shaker (I used a Nalgene because it was the only thing I could find), combine instant  coffee, splenda and warm water. Cover the container and shake until it is foamy. 
Pour into a glass full of ice. Fill the glass with milk and stir.
Optional: Adjust to  taste if necessary by adding a little vanilla extract.

I made my own iced coffee this morning with… dun dun dun… instant coffee.

Gasp! I know. You hear instant coffee, you automatically think of something like burnt rubber, but this turned out to be surprisingly good! I mean, it was no $3.45 tall light-iced skinny vanilla latte or Perfect Iced Coffee by Pioneer Woman, but still not bad! I’d make it again. Here’s what I used:

Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 Splenda packet
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 3/4 cup cold skim milk
  • a few drops of vanilla extract (optional)

Directions:

  1. In sealable jar, bottle, or cocktail shaker (I used a Nalgene because it was the only thing I could find), combine instant coffee, splenda and warm water. Cover the container and shake until it is foamy.
  2. Pour into a glass full of ice. Fill the glass with milk and stir.
  3. Optional: Adjust to taste if necessary by adding a little vanilla extract.

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7-Eleven is a drinker’s paradise - coffees, sodas, slurpees, flavored waters, teas, juices - the options are almost endless. I am a huge fan. Go get something warm and tasty and free this weekend. Click coupon to print.
(DCers - Lauren says it may snow on Saturday… fingers crossed!)

7-Eleven is a drinker’s paradise - coffees, sodas, slurpees, flavored waters, teas, juices - the options are almost endless. I am a huge fan. Go get something warm and tasty and free this weekend. Click coupon to print.

(DCers - Lauren says it may snow on Saturday… fingers crossed!)

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Why am I just now discovering this delicious powdered Vanilla Bean Latte mix?
Drinking it for the first time this morning, the taste reminds me of sipping coffee under a heater  on the outdoor terrace of some charming little corner brasserie in Paris with a great book or magazine or just people-watching.
What a way start my day…

Why am I just now discovering this delicious powdered Vanilla Bean Latte mix?

Drinking it for the first time this morning, the taste reminds me of sipping coffee under a heater on the outdoor terrace of some charming little corner brasserie in Paris with a great book or magazine or just people-watching.

What a way start my day…

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At-Home Gourmet Café

You should know by now that my favorite coffee drink is a Skinny Vanilla Latte. It’s delicious and now instead of spending $3.26 each time I crave it, which is quite often, I can make it at home in a few minutes.

I picked up some Torani Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup at World Market the other day and am so pleased with it. You only need a teaspoon or so for divine vanilla flavor. I’ve been adding it to my coffee these last few mornings and YUM!!! 0 calories, 0 sugar, 0 fat - good shtuff.

Torani makes around 80 different flavored syrups so if you don’t like vanilla, you have many other choices. Pick some up, a huge bottle is only about $6.

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I am fortunate enough to have a Starbucks right under my highrise. But sometimes it makes me feel like an idiot. I have a coffee maker, why not use it instead of paying $3.26 for my drink (tall skinny vanilla latte - fyi). I should learn how to make my own lattes. But that’s too much work. Plus the morning barista guys are so cute, they know my name. Whatever…
Anyway, I’ve now consumed the appropriate amount of coffee for my gruesome work from home day. Tonight is weekend and I am happy.

I am fortunate enough to have a Starbucks right under my highrise. But sometimes it makes me feel like an idiot. I have a coffee maker, why not use it instead of paying $3.26 for my drink (tall skinny vanilla latte - fyi). I should learn how to make my own lattes. But that’s too much work. Plus the morning barista guys are so cute, they know my name. Whatever…

Anyway, I’ve now consumed the appropriate amount of coffee for my gruesome work from home day. Tonight is weekend and I am happy.

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