The trees are blossoming, the flowers are popping up, the birds are chirping—spring has sprung! Time to switch to iced coffee (if you ever took a break from it). Here are some super-easy ways to add a bit of flavor to your iced coffee and celebrate spring. Many of these ideas involve making your own simple syrup. Which is easy! The basic recipe: Add equal parts water and sugar to a small … [Read more...] about 7 Spring Coffee Drinks To Put a Spring in Your Step!
It’s hard to believe that Christmas is almost here. Soon it will be winter and the holidays will be behind us. For more than twenty years, Starbucks has celebrated the season with holiday cups. The first was in 1997, and today, those initial holiday cups are hard to find—few were saved (who knew the impact they’d have?), electronic design files were lost (a 2001 earthquake), and it was not yet … [Read more...] about Starbucks Red Holiday Cups Through the Years
Where do you get your funnel cake? The boardwalk? The county fair? The baseball stadium? This summer, you can head to Starbucks to get a taste of funnel cake with their 2021 summer drink: the Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino. (Their first new Frappuccino in three years!) This new drink is made with Frappuccino Roast coffee, funnel-cake-flavored syrup, milk, and ice, with layers of strawberry … [Read more...] about Starbucks Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino Review
Butter pecan is back in 2021! In the Dunkin' Butter Pecan Sundae Signature Latte, premium espresso is combined with butter pecan flavor and topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and rainbow sprinkles. (And it looks like you can still enjoy the flavors of butter-roasted pecan swirl and sweet cream in Dunkin's upcoming fall hot and iced coffees, espresso drinks, frozen coffee, and frozen … [Read more...] about Dunkin’ Butter Pecan Sundae Signature Latte Review
Fact or fiction: Can you add coffee grounds in your garden? And should it be used coffee grounds or unused? Turns out this is a tough one to answer. For the compost bin You need both brown compost material (dry leaves and newspapers) and green compost material (food scraps, grass clippings, used coffee grounds and used paper coffee filters). There should be a 4-to-1 ration of brown and green … [Read more...] about Can You Add Coffee Grounds In Your Garden?
Put a Little Salt in It Looking for that little extra something to liven up your morning coffee? We’ve got some ideas for you. You probably already have these ingredients in your cupboard, and many will add minimal calories or no calories. (Okay, some will add a bit more, but there are days when you just need a special treat.) Salt In Your Coffee Add a pinch of salt to neutralize the … [Read more...] about Salt In Your Coffee and Other Sugar Substitutes
Coffee Pod Guilt You can’t beat the convenience of single-serve coffee makers—but the environmental cost of these machines is real. Standard pods are not biodegradable and end up in landfills and rivers, and eventually lakes and oceans. The plastic breaks into small pieces that can choke and kill wildlife. Coffee pods have been around since the late ’80s (think Nespresso) and started … [Read more...] about Why You Should Recycle Coffee Pods and K-Cups
Your alarm goes off. Time to start the day. And time for coffee! However, first-thing-when-you-wake-up isn’t the best time for you to have caffeine. Wait At Least An Hour (Or More) Cortisol, the “stress hormone,” regulates metabolism, immune response, and blood pressure and makes you feel alert and focused—it’s secreted by your adrenal gland when you’re stressed, but it’s also produced at … [Read more...] about What’s the Best Time of Day to Drink Coffee?