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!