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Instant Coffee Hack Every Coffee Drinker Should Try

I start pretty much (ok….every) day off with a big cup of coffee….or 2. 😉 Most business owners do, right?! It’s pretty much lady boss fuel in a cup. Am I right? Fall is here my friends and to celebrate we need to start getting creative with our coffee choices. I’m a serious lover of the little hacks that can keep me more productive during the day. One of my favorite things is finding tasks I do every day and figuring out how to be more efficient doing them. This instant coffee hack every coffee drinker should try.

I always – without fail make the same black coffee day in and day out. It has treated me good and I get my daily dose of caffeine. BUT it is time consuming. Cleaning out the pot is a task I’ve never really enjoyed (to be honest!) Plus I always end up with either too little or too much coffee at the end of the day.

I came across Nescafe’s Taster’s Choice Coffee Challenge and thought I would give it a whirl for the week! I wanted to see how much time it would save me – as well as testing out the taste of the coffee! I am pretty picky about my coffee, but I decided I would try anyways.

The challenge involved switching out our typical coffee routine with the NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® instant stick packs. These cute packets, filled with 1.7oz of well-crated coffee granules that make 8oz of coffee, make sticking to my morning routine super simple and consistent. I just packed 4 of the stick packs in my purse and BOOM, I had them on the go whenever I needed them.

Directions For Instant Coffee

  1. Pour the contents of your Instant Packet into your coffee mug
  2. Add 8 oz of water
  3. Stir to mix in the coffee well
  4. Enjoy! It’s really that simple!

If it’s too strong – just add a little more water! If it’s too weak – just add a little bit more coffee! Super Simple! What a great coffee hack, am I right?

NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® Coffee offers 6 delicious flavors of instant coffee (hazelnut being my favorite!) and 2 different roasts. There is definitely a flavor for everyone! Hazelnut is by far my favorite so far! I have a couple more flavors to try! Be sure to learn more about them and what flavors they offer at a store near you and start taking advantage of this instant coffee hack.

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Salted Caramel Iced Coffee

Coffee and I have a Love, Love relationship. I will admit I used to HATE coffee. This would be about 3 years ago. Now I can’t go a day without a cup….or 2. I’m typically a black coffee type of gal. I have been mixing things up lately this summer and wanted to try my hand at some iced coffee recipes. This Salted Caramel Iced Coffee is the ultimate winner! Perfect for those hot summer days where you need a cool drink in hand.

My husband is a big lover of iced coffee, so in the last year I decided to try them out. I was instantly hooked on this creamy sugary goodness. Time is precious to me being a business owner, but this recipe takes 5 minutes or less to whip up. All of you out there that have a big addiction to coffee shops, this will help curb that! Easy and tastes just like a $4-$5 iced coffee from Starbucks. (No joke.)

What you will need to make this Salted Caramel Iced Coffee:

  • A glass (We use these Mason Jar Mugs)
  • Ice
  • Coffee Concentrate (chilled in refrigerator)
  • Caramel Syrup
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Sea Salt
  • Half and Half
  • Cute Straw

Directions on how to make this Salted Caramel Iced Coffee:

  1. Start with a Mason Jar Mug full of ice

2. Fill the mug 3/4 full of the chilled coffee concentrate

3. Add 4 teaspoons of sweetened condensed milk

4. Add in 2-3 teaspoons of caramel syrup

5. Add in a pinch of sea salt to taste

6. Add in enough half and half to top off the mug.

7. Place a cute straw into the iced coffee and stir.

8. Add in more caramel or sweetened condensed to your liking

9. Enjoy!