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amother
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Post Mon, May 20 2024, 7:40 pm
I fell into this habit of buying a fancy coffee (or two) every day which I’m trying to kick. Not spending money on a new fancy coffee machine because I think I can honestly be fine with instant. I have a milk frother already, which I’ll use to froth my milk. What syrups or other stuff should I get that will hopefully be cheaper and healthier than what I’ve been getting? Tia!
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Gingy3




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, May 20 2024, 7:43 pm
Freshly ground beans!!
French Press and you’ll enjoy that cuppa joe!!
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Amarante




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, May 20 2024, 7:51 pm
Torani makes a lot of flavors including some that are sugar free. Starbucks also makes some.

There are good flavored creamers and vegan versions.

There are loads of recipes if you google for clones of the various expensive Starbucks types of drinks.

I like plain coffee with milk so I can’t recommend specifics as the occasional coffee with real cream is my indulgence. ☕️☕️
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amother
Daisy


 

Post Mon, May 20 2024, 8:00 pm
I was the same way!

In my opinion the best thing (if you like iced lattes) is to buy the fancy coffee cups with the lids from Amazon, makes me feel like I’m getting a fancy coffee and it’s much cheaper

The Starbucks creamers are great and the new Oatly creamers are pretty good
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amother
cornflower


 

Post Mon, May 20 2024, 8:15 pm
Gingy3 wrote:
Freshly ground beans!!
French Press and you’ll enjoy that cuppa joe!!


This. Quality coffee doesn't need all the extra stuff.
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amother
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Post Mon, May 20 2024, 8:21 pm
amother Daisy wrote:
I was the same way!

In my opinion the best thing (if you like iced lattes) is to buy the fancy coffee cups with the lids from Amazon, makes me feel like I’m getting a fancy coffee and it’s much cheaper

The Starbucks creamers are great and the new Oatly creamers are pretty good

Do you have links?
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amother
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Post Mon, May 20 2024, 8:22 pm
amother cornflower wrote:
This. Quality coffee doesn't need all the extra stuff.

I used to agree with this but pregnancy killed my appreciation for black coffee Sad and now even worse is that I got myself addicted on the real sugar loaded stuff
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amother
Whitewash


 

Post Mon, May 20 2024, 8:50 pm
I think the nespresso is worth it.
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Amarante




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, May 20 2024, 8:55 pm
amother Whitewash wrote:
I think the nespresso is worth it.


I love my Nespresso. ☕️☕️

It makes the best base for lattes.
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amother
Rose


 

Post Mon, May 20 2024, 8:58 pm
R u makpid of CY?

Bit of instant grounds at the bottom of a bougie cup. Little bit of hot water to melt the grounds. Loads of ice, caramel sauce all over the cup. Milk (I do almond) , creamer and whip. I’ll list some of my favorites

https://www.walmart.com/ip/GHI.....w_wcB

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Int.....anner

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gre.....anner
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amother
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Post Mon, May 20 2024, 9:32 pm
amother Whitewash wrote:
I think the nespresso is worth it.

Everyone keeps telling me this…maybe for my birthday (that’s in 10 months Can't Believe It ) which one do you have that can also make regular coffees? Not expressos because I want the enjoyment of a full cup of coffee. Can any make iced?
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amother
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Post Mon, May 20 2024, 9:33 pm
amother Rose wrote:
R u makpid of CY?

Bit of instant grounds at the bottom of a bougie cup. Little bit of hot water to melt the grounds. Loads of ice, caramel sauce all over the cup. Milk (I do almond) , creamer and whip. I’ll list some of my favorites

https://www.walmart.com/ip/GHI.....w_wcB

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Int.....anner

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gre.....anner


Oops TMI forgot to specify that I am. Yum!! These look so good I guess I’ll look for the CY equivalents! thank you!!
Dummy question because I never used creamer before, that’s in addition to the milk? That gives it the sweetness and flavor?
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chocolate moose




 
 
    
 

Post Tue, May 21 2024, 6:31 pm
a pour over is easier and faster than a french press. or get an individual k cup machine. it will pay for itself.

I get all kinds of flavored k cups and flavored ground coffees at discount stores like tj max and marshalls and amazon.

top it with the dairy cholov yisrael whip in the pressurized container and sprinkle cinnamon on top or get a flavored kind to sprinkle on top.

if you like it sweet there are syrups with and without sugar that you can add. you can also get them at discount stores and amazon and the grocery store too.
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amother
Currant


 

Post Tue, May 21 2024, 6:53 pm
I love the keurig iced coffee maker (got it on sale for about $50)
There are special kcup pods that are meant for iced coffee, tons of flavors available out there
One of those over ice + a squirt of chocolate syrup-yum!
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amother
Daisy


 

Post Tue, May 21 2024, 7:53 pm
amother OP wrote:
Do you have links?


I’m CY too so these should all work for you
I put a bit of espresso or just instant coffee with hot water first. Then pour it over ice, fill with milk or oat milk and then put a splash of creamer (experiment to see how much you like)

https://www.amazon.com/Comfy-P.....ss_tl

https://www.target.com/p/starb.....55587
I like this flavor the best, they also have the non dairy hazelnut one and around fall they come out with pumpkin spice which is so good

https://www.target.com/p/oatly.....43403
I’m also a big fan of this one, the caramel is great too, didn’t like the sweet and creamy
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