Coffee Addiction

It has come to my attention that not every one is familiar with Starbucks’ VIA instant coffee. My parents and I have grown an addiction to it, and now purchase it by the bulk. My favorite Starbucks drink is a grande, iced vanilla latte with half the vanilla syrup. Those who are avid Starbucks buyers, know that the average cost for a grande is well over $4. If you drink that everyday, you are spending approximately $130 (say it’s about $4.33, give or take over a period of 30 days). That adds up quick and think of the things you could buy with that! If you’re like me and refuse to give up coffee, this is a perfect alternative!

If you buy the VIA’s through amazon, you can get a pack of 50 for $28.95. That’s $0.579 a packet. Now you are only averaging $17.37 on coffee a month. That is a huge difference.

The coffee is now purchased and I still need my vanilla latte. What I do is pour a very small amount of water into a coffee cup and heat it in the microwave like the directions state. From there, I pour the VIA packet into my cup and stir. Let it sit for a few minutes to cool off. Pour into a larger glass and add your desired amount of milk, ice and Starbucks syrup of your choice, which is about $10 (you’re still coming out ahead and the syrup lasts forever!). Now you have your iced latte but for a fraction of the price. These drinks are quick to make and the only step that takes long is waiting for your water to get hot!

Hope you give it a try and like it as much as I do!

6 Responses to Coffee Addiction

  1. fra says:

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  2. What a fantastic post about one of my favorite things – Starbucks coffee! :-)
    And we share the exact same beverage of choice, although in the winter I prefer to get my vanilla lattes warm. I will totally have to try your recommendation for VIA…it’s definitely worth the money you save.

    XO – Marion

  3. Eleanor says:

    We always make our coffee at home and fix it “to go” if necessary! Those prices add up fast!

  4. Thu says:

    Great post. I love coffee myself too but it is so expensive to drink everyday!

    Hope you had a wonderful new year my dear!

  5. Chloe says:

    I love love love via! It actually won the taste test against the local brew in my Starbucks when it first came out! You can save a lot of money!

  6. bubble game says:

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