Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Starbucks At Home + #22MealsForACoffee

I was watching a programme the other night and the irony of one member of the public being interviewed compelled me to tweet this...
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It just made me really mad. You can't claim to be poor if you can afford a Starbucks coffee, it is a bloody insult. This idea has spurred Jack Monroe to launch #22mealsforacoffee. Everyday there are thousands of people who are relying on the help of their local food bank just to keep them alive. For the price of a Starbucks coffee that will keep you going for the morning could sustain someone for an entire week.

Starbucks or food?

This idea got me thinking, how can you enjoy a luxury coffee AND help someone less fortunate? Can you have your cake and let someone else eat it? If everyone saved money on their daily cup, perhaps they could donate the difference to the food bank.

I've scoured the internet to find DIY recipes for Starbucks coffees. I did manage to find a lot of official recipes which is good. I've included some syrup recipes but it might be worth looking in your local supermarket for ice cream syrups if you are looking for convenience.

Coffee Syrups
Starbucks Official Latte Recipes
Starbucks Official Iced Latte Recipes
Starbucks Official Mocha Recipes
Starbucks Official Iced Mocha Recipes
Starbucks Official Coffee Recipes
Starbucks Official Iced Coffee Recipes
Starbucks Official Seasonal Recipes
Starbucks Official Hot Chocolate Recipes
Tazo Chai Tea
White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha
Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Latte
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Caramel Brulee Frappuccino
Skinny Frap
Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino

Let me know what you think and please help someone less fortunate
Thank you

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