Every day ’round here, we start our day by wakin’ my Lady up. She really does love her sleep, but we know the secret to wakin’ her up! All us pups take turns snugglin’ our snouts in her neck! With 7 of us demandin’ her to wake up, she can’t ignore us long WOOF! Once we get her eyes open, she rolls outta the bed and heads straight for the kitchen. She fumbles ’round, with eyes barely open, and makes up some kind of brew she calls coffee. Use to, we had to wait on a machine to moan and groan, like it was in horrible pain. Eventually, it would spit out the brew for my half asleep Lady. However, lately she has been takin’ some kind of challenge and drinkin’ somethin’ called NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® Coffee.
Us pups are lovin’ it! We no longer have to wait on the grumpy coffee machine – just a quick zap of the microwave, a stir in her cup and out the the door we go! Obviously I’m just a dog, so what do I know ’bout coffee? Dogs can’t have coffee! WOOF! I don’t know if I would like it or not, but someday I might just slip me a taste! Shoosh! Don’t tell my Lady! Meanwhile, let me fetch her so she can tell ya ’bout this new coffee she has been drinkin’!
Here’s my Lady’s Take on NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® Coffee!
Miss Molly sure is a pistol isn’t she?! However, she does have me pegged! I wake up each day with a passel of cold noses nuzzling my face and throat. The pups are always anxious to start a new day! My first thought is how anyone, or anything, can be so bright eyed and bushy tailed so early in the morning! I am not a morning person! My next immediate thought is COFFEE! Got to get coffee! Coffee is my morning savior! Getting my morning fix has been quicker these days, as I was recently challenged to switch my regular morning coffee for NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® Coffee.
I will admit to having my doubts about NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® Coffee, as it is an instant coffee. My biggest doubt was on the taste of instant coffee, compared to my beloved brewed coffee. But, I thought, why not do the #TastersChoiceChallenge and find out if it would pass the test! The pups were all in for the challenge as they could be out playing quicker. I always get my coffee and sit on the deck, trying to wake up, while they run and romp.
#CraftEachDay with NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice®!
What makes NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® different from other coffees? NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® is a delicious well-crafted instant coffee. I respect the fact that it is made from responsibly sourced beans. The beans are carefully brewed and roasted, then flash frozen to lock in freshness. It is so simple to enjoy a cup of delicious coffee! Just add the coffee to your cup and add hot water. The aroma is great and the flavor is rich and smooth!
Morning Coffee to Start My Day!
Is there really any other way to start the day other than coffee? I’m a coffee lover and coffee is how I begin my days. I am especially loving the NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® Columbian blend for mornings – straight up and black for me! It is made of 100% Colombian Arabica beans and has a bold flavor with a hint of fruity notes.
I love to enjoy my morning coffee out on the deck, while the pups go on the morning run. While I am sipping my coffee, I jot down notes and plans for the day. I keep running list of things that I need to do, grocery list, errands, etc. Morning coffee time is the perfect time to jot down all my thoughts before it has time to escape my forgetful mind. I’m not saying we will complete the list, but it is the daily plan and keeps me from forgetting important things!
Afternoon Delight with NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® for a Quick Pick-Me-Up!
By the time afternoon rolls around, I am usually feeling a slump in energy. A fresh cup of coffee is the answer to pepping me back up. It’s also time for the pups to head outside for the afternoon play time. Since I have been enjoying the NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice®, I decided to check out their recipes. I found this yummy Creamy Caramel Latte recipe on their website and it sounded delicious. So, I just had to try it for myself!
The other day, when the pups afternoon playtime came around, I mixed up the ingredients for the Creamy Caramel Latte and enjoyed it’s creamy deliciousness on the deck while they played. Oh my goodness! It’s the perfect afternoon pick-me-up! This recipe was so good, with the great taste of coffee I love, along with creamy delicious caramel sweetness was yummy perfection! Now, I can’t wait to try their other recipes on their website under Coffee 101!
Want to try the Creamy Caramel Latte for yourself? Here’s the easy recipe! And it makes enough for 3 servings, so you can share with a friend if you are willing to share 🙂
Creamy Caramel Latte Recipe
Yields: 3 servings
4 tsp NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® House Blend
1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk (I used regular, as I didn’t have 2% on hand)
2 to 4 tsp. caramel topping plus additional for drizzle
1 cup piping hot water
Combine evaporated milk and caramel topping in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 2 minutes or until piping hot. Whisk vigorously until frothy on top.
Combine water and coffee granules in small pitcher; stir to dissolve. Divide between 3 mugs.
Gently pour milk mixture evenly into each mug, spooning foam on top. Thinly drizzle foam with additional caramel topping, if desired.
- 4 tsp NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® House Blend
- 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
- 2 to 4 tsp. caramel topping plus additional for drizzle
- 1 cup piping hot water
- Combine evaporated milk and caramel topping in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 2 minutes or until piping hot. Whisk vigorously until frothy on top.
- Combine water and coffee granules in small pitcher; stir to dissolve. Divide between 3 mugs.
- Gently pour milk mixture evenly into each mug, spooning foam on top. Thinly drizzle foam with additional caramel topping, if desired.
NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® Coffee has 6 Varieties of Roast and Flavors!
There are 6 different varieties of roast and flavors of NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® to choose from. I love the House Blend for it’s smooth taste and it is great for making all the different coffee drinks I love so much! Another of my favorites for morning is the Columbian, with it’s bold taste. In the afternoons, I usually stick with the House Blend and add in caramels, syrups, powders for a different taste. Oh, and did I mention it is perfect for iced coffee?! And, I can’t fail to mention the aromatic and yummy Hazelnut blend!
NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® Coffee comes in these Roast Blends:
- House Blend – which is a mild roasted, well-balanced and smooth coffee. It is great for most people and does well in coffee recipes!
- Decaf Blend – If you are looking for a smooth and well-balanced coffee without the caffeine, this is the one for you.
- French Roast – is a bolder coffee. It has complex flavors and gives you a full-bodied cup of rich flavors with a slight hint of smoky overtones.
- Colombian – has a bold and well-rounded flavor. It is made from 100% Colombian Arabica beans and has a hint of fruity notes. I must say this is another of my very favorites!
NEW Upgraded Container!
NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® recently changed and upgraded their 7 oz containers. They use to plastic, but are now glass. YAY! I love glass so much more! Glass helps lock in freshness better and is a much better option. You can see the rich granules and it looks delicious!
On the Go? NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® has you Covered!
NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® also has individual stick packs of coffee and these just recently had an upgrade too! They use to be for a 6 oz cup, but are now made for a larger 8 oz cup. I believe most of us coffee drinkers love the larger cups right?! With more coffee in each of the stick packs, it makes for the perfect cup of coffee. Oh, and the best part!!! Even though the stick packs have more coffee (meaning more coffee in the carton), they kept the price the same!
I have to agree that NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® has done it right this time! The coffee is delicious and the recipes are yummy! From a die hard coffee drinker, that means a lot! Of course, the pups love how quick it is. They no longer have to wait on the brewing of the coffee machine to go for their play times. So, what is the final verdict? Well, let’s put it this way. My coffee machine has now moved to a shelf in the closet, poor thing 🙂 NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® has mine and the pups vote – all thumbs and paws up!
What is your favorite way to start each day? Will you join me in trying the #TastersChoiceChallenge? We would love for you to give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments!
To help out, NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® is offering TEN of our lucky readers a chance to try it free!
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TEN lucky winners will win a
1.7oz NESCAFÉ® Taster’s Choice® House Blend Glass Jar of Coffee!
Giveaway ends 10/6/16 at 11:59 pm ET! Open to US residents 18+ and older.
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Good Luck Y’all!