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My Anti-Latte Factor

January 17th, 2007 at 11:31 pm

I'm sure you're all familiar with the Latte Factor in the David Bach books.

In some of my posts I've mentioned "buying lattes", but like Bach, I use lattes as a general term for things I spend money on that can add up and don't contribute much value to my life (plus anyone who knows me knows I'm a cafe au lait girl anyway).

With that said, I am a coffee drinker. I love the way it tastes, smells, and gets my engine running in the morning. Typically I don't drink coffee in the afternoon, but some days, I NEED IT. I used to run to the coffee shop near my office, but not only did this cost a few bucks, it also took time, and often, the coffee didn't even taste good.

Enter in my anti-latte factor:



This little gem keeps the coffee warm all day long. But unlike coffee that sits in a pot all day long, it's protected from constant high temperatures (if the pot is left on) and oxygen, both of which contribute to the icky taste of coffee that has been sitting around all day.

When I make coffee in the morning, I brew a little extra. I drink my typical cup or four and dump the rest into the thermos with a splash of cream. The thermos goes in my bag-- if I drink it fine. If not I bring it home and dump out the coffee (it's typically still warm-- even 10 hours later), wash out the thermos, and do the same thing the next morning.

Works for me!

4 Responses to “My Anti-Latte Factor”

  1. sarah Says:

    Interesting. I've considered carrying a thermos.

  2. living_in_oz Says:

    Oh man! By boss brings in coffee every day in the same thermos! I've been temped to buy one a time or two but, we have free coffee at work so I can't justify the expense! For some reason her coffee always looks and smells better than the free coffee though!!LOL

    I'm a die-hard coffee lover. But, I can't stand latte's or anything sweet. Lucky for me I'm never temped by the gourmet coffee shops...just give me good 'ol black Folger's and I'm happyWink

  3. JanH Says:

    You've convinced me. I am a hot tea drinker, but I don't have a great way of carrying some around with me. So I tend to buy bottled tea to take along when I am out and about. I tried cups, but they were messy (I am such a klutz) and refilling old water bottles (I worried about the thin plastic and hot tea). This is a good idea. Something small, but practical....thanks!

  4. threebeansalad Says:

    JanH- Yea! Glad I could help. They also work great for keeping things cold. Mr. Beans used one to bring milk to drink with lunch when his office didn't have a refrigerator.

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