Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bankable Coffee

So my day doesn't start until I get my daily jolt of caffeine. I usually make tea or attempt to put up with the thicker than tar coffee my office provides. If I could have it my way, I would have a sugar free skim vanilla latte every morning. Even when I treat myself to a tall at Starbucks I feel guilty about spending almost $5 for a little pick me up. Well this morning I passed, what I thought was a bank, but ended up leaving with the perfect skinny sugar free vanilla latte. ING Direct has opened a cafe at the street level of their bank. They offer delicious drinks at an affordable price. With my usual order the milk tends to deflate by the time I open the cap to add some splenda. Well at my new favorite coffee place, the foam was so think, I was convinced it was marshmallow fluff, not milk. My latte with a flavor shot was only $3 and 16 ounces. This same beverage at another coffee house would have been pushing $5 with fifty cents for my sugar free flavor. Coffee and Iced tea is only $1. Go look between the couch cushions. I am sure you have enough change down there to support your habit for a whole week. Feel like cheating on your diet? Cookies are also a dollar and pastries are two. Walk into the deli next door and the price increases two fold. They also sell tea's and coffee from Peet's Coffee and Tea and LION Coffee. I was so excited when I saw this because I had been searching for Peet's Hibiscus C Blend. Trust me, its a delicious herbal tea. I even contemplated buying it online and paying shipping, which I hate. But it was fate that it was sitting in my new favorite cafe.

I bet you don't believe me that this coffee is as good, if not better than the artisan place down the block. Well here is a free beverage on ING. Pick any drink you think you would like. Get the fanciest coffee concoction you can think of. Also as you sip your joe, enjoy the free Internet. There are even free seminars from the art of tea to hand crafts. Feel inspired to save some dough for the future, you can talk to a representative. That's the purpose of this place. Get advice on your finances in a relaxed environment. These cafes stretch from sea to sea, and beyond into Hawaii. From Philly to LA sip your lattes and cappuccinos and laugh at those who dropped a small fortune to enjoy a bitter cup of reality.


Anonymous said...

I'm on my way!

Anonymous said...

I went there the other day. Great latte. But I am curious, what is to stop me from printing out that coupon every time I go to get a cup of coffee?