Okay, maybe not just lattes…we’re talking espresso shots, cold brew, macchiatos, you name it. If it has caffeine, it has my heart.
Now, let’s get one thing straight: I am not a morning person. I am the definition of a person that cannot function without coffee.
When the coffee-craving kicked in, I usually headed right over to my local Starbucks. My go-to drink was a venti iced caramel macchiato with an extra shot or two of espresso, and honestly, it was getting a little pricey. Can you believe I was spending about $42 each week?! 😧 That amount doesn’t even include the days where I’d buy more than one cup, which was very, very, often.
I’m a college girl on a college budget. I can’t afford to spend that ungodly amount of cash on a cup o’ joe! So, sadly, I had to make the conscious decision to cut back on the Starbucks runs and make my drinks at home.
Luckily, I was blessed with the knowledge on how to work a coffee percolator and a French press. I was even more blessed when my ex-barista boyfriend learned how to make my favorite coffee shop drinks at home. Iced coffees at less than half the price whenever I want?! Yes please!
Now my cabinets are filled with Cafe Bustelo, tons of ground coffee, and Starbucks Flavored Syrups, and I can have as many cups of coffee as I want. Guilt-free. I wonder if this is what heaven is like?
Here are a few of my favorite coffee-related products:
Comment below with some of your favorite products! I’m always open to new recipes. 😄