Single serve, that is.
I have found my other half, and while he's changed a lot of aspects of my life, one thing that remains the same is the amount of coffee I make in the morning. He doesn't like coffee. So, I continue to brew only for myself, which can be a hassle using a 12-cup brewer. There was a time when I would brew a full pot and then just warm up my dosage the next two days (not the wisest idea, apparently), but I can't subject myself to that torture anymore. That's a young woman's game.
The TOUCH 526S is the perfect solution to this caffeine-fix dilemma. Here are some of its many attributes:
•The brewer is ready to start brewing in less than 20 seconds, even after being off all night.
•The hot water has more contact with the coffee grounds, which ensures that all of the coffee flavor is extracted.
•Its removable 90-ounce water tank has a greater capacity and is shorter in height than its counterparts, meaning you will be refilling less often, and it will be less awkward when you do.
•TOUCH's XBold single serve cups are larger than traditional K-Cups, allowing room for more coffee grounds. More coffee means bigger, bolder flavor.
Like my decaffeinated fiancé, this machine has been a life-changer. My mornings run more smoothly, my coffee tastes better, and my compost bin no longer overflows with messy grounds. I don't really even need creamer anymore--after all, its purpose for me was to improve a poorly brewed cuppa! I still like it sometimes, though, especially if its the homemade coconut creamer found below.
Giveaway time! One super lucky reader will win his or her very own TOUCH Brewer T526S Brewing System For Single Cup Coffeeand coffee samples, a prize worth nearly $300! All you have to do to be in the running is leave a comment telling me how you take your coffee. That's all! Couldn't be easier! For an extra entry, like TOUCH on Facebook and leave another comment telling me you've done so. If you tweet about the giveaway on Twitter, that can be another entry too, just let me know you've done it! I'll close the comments in one week, on August 26th, and I'll contact the randomly selected winner shortly thereafter (so please be sure to leave me some way to reach you!). Good luck!
Makes about 2 cups
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
In a small saucepan, combine sugar and water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves.
Add in vanilla extract, then let cool.
Blend in the coconut milk, and it's ready to go.
Store the remainder in the refrigerator; stirring or shaking may be required before its next use!
*Disclaimer: While TOUCH provided me with a brewing system and coffee pods, my review was not influenced in any way. All opinions on this blog, now and forever, are my own.