A Southern Grace: still single...(and an outstanding #giveaway!)

August 19, 2015

still single...(and an outstanding #giveaway!)

Yum

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!

Coconut Creamer
Makes about 2 cups
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
Directions:
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.

37 comments:

Betty said...

ah morning fresh coffee - cream only, please

Neeley said...

I take mine with almond creamer!!!

Neeley said...

And I liked touch's fb page :)

mommar6 said...

I enjoy a little bit of caramel flavor in my coffee

Laura M. said...

I have to have coffee in the morning too! I take mine with almond creamer or half & half, depends upon my mood.

Abby said...

Pumpkin spice creamer! No matter what time of year

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

I drink decafe with cream. Thanks!!

Marjie said...

I need one of these for my daughter, whose fiance is also strangely decaffeinated. I guess he thinks he's peppy enough. The rest of us wisely brew up our daily doses...and you are doing so very attractively!

Ali said...

I like my coffee black!

Ali said...

I like Touch on FB!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

hehe hubby loves coffee while I am a tea drinker! Although we're obviously not eligible he would be totally on your team coffee Grace! :D

Ally said...

I like a little bit of coconut milk creamer in mine. I used to buy one by So Delicious but TJ's started carrying on, so I buy it there now.

My fav coffee is from Philz Coffee in the Bay Area. We stock up whenever we're in SF or Berkeley and order online in between. The "It'z the Best" beans are so good!

Joanne said...

My husband doesn't like coffee either!! Weirdos.

Jane said...

I take my coffee black! My husband and I cannot agree. I like bold strong coffee, he has to have cream and sugar!

kellyr78 said...

I take my coffee with a little almond/coconut milk.

Kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

Melinda Wood said...

What a wonderful giveaway!

I take my coffee with 3 teaspoons of full cream and 2 teaspoons of sugar. I know that sounds awful but I can't drink it otherwise. :)

Thanks for hosting this!

Melinda Wood said...

I also liked TOUCH on Facebook. :)

Manda said...

Lots of cream.

Manda said...

I like Touch on FB.

Heather Sebastian said...

What a fabulous giveaway! I would la la LOVE to win!
I take a splash of cream and sugar in my coffee :)

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

Heather Sebastian said...

I like TOUCH on Facebook too :)

heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

Marcie Bond said...
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Marcie Bond said...

AHHHH Coffee I love that word! :) Its what gets my day started and with a one year old running around I need my coffee!! :) I like mine strong with French Vanilla creamer and sugar please! :) I also liked Touch on facebook :)

Pam said...

Black and strong is for my way. Great giveaway!

Pam said...

I like Touch on Facebook!

rachel said...

Sugar and cream :)

Pam said...

Nice giveaway Grace!

Pam said...

P.S. I take my coffee with a bit of cream. Your coconut creamer sounds AMAZING and I liked you of Facebook a long time ago. ;)

Melissa Agelson said...

I take my coffee with extra cream & a splash of splenda. I liked Touch on Facebook.

Marcela said...

Looks like a really delicious coffee!

I usually drink black coffee with a pinch of cinnamon and chili! Sounds weird, but it's kind of tasty. Tastes great with a piece of dark chocolate or ginger cookies! There's nothing better to wake me up. After that 'mixture' I feel energized for the rest of the day!

I'd really love to have a coffee machine like this. Yesterday, I moved into a new apartment in NYC. I don't have any kitchen appliance here so far. I make my coffee in a microwave, so you can imagine how terrible the taste must be ..:)

My email is : hello at tortadellafiglia dot com

Marcela said...

I liked TOUCH Coffee and Beverages on facebook too

jacquie astemborski said...

with a bit if Irish whiskey

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

Black is how I usually enjoy my joe!

lisa is cooking said...

I might be outing myself as a weirdo. I don't really drink coffee. Ever. I mostly drink tea and occasionally have a cappuccino out at a coffee place. Love the idea of homemade creamer though!

Kristina said...

A dash of Turbinado sugar!

Beth said...

Just like your fiancé, I don't drink coffee. I know that definitely puts me in the minority!

Elizabeth B said...

I take my coffee black!