Beanies Flavoured Coffee – Review & Giveaway!

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Calling all coffee lovers.. There’s a new bean in town.. and this time it’s flavoured! Introducing Beanies .. The Original Flavour Coffee Company! Beanies are one of the very few companies that offer (and manufacture) flavoured freeze dried coffee (in addition to wholebean and wholebean decaf) throughout the world. They have spent a long time developing the range of flavours and believe that they have moved the product to the ‘next level’ and created seven creamy, aromatic flavours using natural and nature identical flavours. They firmly believe that their flavours will liven up your coffee experience and introduce you to new tastes and experiences!

Beanies launched in Sainsburys Supermarket a few weeks ago in three flavours: Irish Cream, Cinder Toffee (Caramel) & Amaretto Almond. All three taste and smell delicious. I personally like to add a touch of stevia (natural sweetener) to my coffee (including these) but other coffee lovers who have tried them prefer them just the way they are! These flavoured coffees contain no added sugar and sweetener and as such are virtually calorie free. The beans are ‘infused’ with flavour, as opposed to any ingredients being added.

So, to find out more about what I think to these coffees, as well as the benefits of coffee and a super delicious iced latte recipe, keep on reading :) !

 

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  • What’s my Beanies Verdict?

I love them! These coffees are perfect for that after dinner drink or a luxury morning ‘pick me up’ and I can honestly say that they rival those from coffee shops – yet they are a fraction of the cost!

  • What are the Benefits of Drinking Coffee?

Drinking coffee has been associated with a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes and certain cancers, as well as Parkinson’s disease and dementia – studies have shown that regular coffee drinkers develop these conditions less frequently than those who don’t drink coffee.

Perhaps the most well known benefit of drinking caffeinated coffee though is to act as a stimulant – coffee helps you to feel more awake, and it can even boost strength and endurance when exercising. To gain the maximum benefits of coffee make sure to drink it at least 30-60 minutes before a work-out to allow for it to be absorbed.

Coffee can also help to keep you hydrated, with each cup counting towards your daily fluid intake. It is true that caffeine has a slight diuretic effect but the liquid that is drunk with it results in a positive fluid balance!

Coffee is virtually calorie free, but remember that if you’re watching your waist line either order a black coffee, with a little milk or a ‘skinny’ coffee. Most coffee shops use full-fat milk as default which means the calories and fat can soon add up. Check out my tips on how to choose a skinny coffee for more information!

  • Should you go Decaf?!

My advice is to alternate between caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee – stick to caffeinated in a morning or before a work-out and decaffeinated the rest of the time (especially before bed!). This is because too much caffeine can cause insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, irritability and stomach upset. If you think that you are drinking too much caffeine then cut down gradually, as cutting out caffeine altogether may result in a headache (withdrawal symptoms!).

If you’re pregnant you should drink no more than 200mg coffee a day, which is the equivalent of 2 cups of coffee (NB, always check the caffeine content when ordering coffee from a shop as the levels can be much greater than those found in instant coffee).

  • How can you Enjoy Coffee in the Summer?

EASY,,, have an iced coffee! Iced coffees are delicious and are super versatile. The recipe that I like to use consists of the following simply blitzed together in a blender (serves 1):

1 tsp Beanies Favoured Coffee dissolved in 1 tbsp of hot water & topped up with cold water to make 100ml

200ml Hazelnut Drink/Almond Milk

1/2 Frozen Banana

Ice to Serve

Optional: Protein powder, cocoa, cinnamon, stevia, peanut butter

110Kcal Calories, 17.6g Carbs, 1.2g Protein, 3.4g Fat (without optional ingredients)

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**JULY GIVEAWAY**

To celebrate the launch of Beanies they are giving away SIX of their flavoured coffee jars. This means that you can experiment and decide on your favourite flavour before hitting the shops!

To enter this giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment below telling me:

‘What is Your Coffee Order?!’

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i.e. what do you order when you’re in a coffee shop! I actually order a skinny chai latte (yes not a coffee, sorry Beanies!) but I do love a vanilla latte from time to time :) .

This giveaway will be open for 2 weeks meaning that it will close on the 29th of July. The winner of all 6 coffee jars  will be picked at random by a third party and will be announced at the end of the blog on the 30th of July. The winner must be from the UK due to postal reasons (sorry!)

Good luck! Nic x

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July 30th Update: Thank you so much to everyone who entered this giveaway – I LOVED reading all of the entries and hope you too got some fab ideas about what to order at your next coffee shop!

So, on to the winner who is….

Beanies Giveaway

*Samples of the product mentioned were supplied to me free of charge however this review is 100% honest and of my own opinion. I was compensated in terms of money/a gift of value for the time it took me to write this blog post. I was not influenced in any way by the free samples/incentives supplied and do not promote this product more than other products that I have not reviewed. The products that I am giving away were supplied to me free of charge however I chose to do this giveaway based on the merits of the product itself (from a personal/professional point of view). I do not promote this product more than others that I am not giving away. Please read my disclaimer page for more information.

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Comments (95)

  1. posted by Rachael McKelvey on July 15, 2013

    It always a flavoured skinny latte! Until recently always a vanilla skinny latte but Im branching out & trying the flavours.

    Out coffee is always a treat, I just drink it black decaf at home & work so these sound wonderful! Our new Sainsbury has just opened up so will have to ask if they stock it.

    Thanks for a great review!

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  2. posted by Emma Buckle on July 15, 2013

    My order is a small soya latte, unless its close to Christmas and I ask them to make it a gingerbread latte!

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  3. posted by Mrs Romana Hussain on July 15, 2013

    I usually order a skinny coffee or as a treat a skinny vanilla late.

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  4. posted by Laura Samuel on July 15, 2013

    Skinny decaf cappuccino :D

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  5. posted by Hayley on July 15, 2013

    Winter = americano yum!

    Summer = iced coffee unsweetened :)

    Yummmm or the iced orange spiced coffee

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  6. posted by Carina De Freitas on July 15, 2013

    These sound divine!!! In summer I’ll order a skinny iced vanilla latte and in winter a skinny cappuccino :)

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  7. posted by Sophie on July 15, 2013

    Iced Americano in summer and bog standard Americano any other time of year :-)

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  8. posted by Charlotte Hagan on July 15, 2013

    If it’s cold I’ll order Americano because I’ve gone off milk, now it’s so hot I want an iced coffee without the milk or the added sugar/calories in the frappe so I’ll order a double espresso and glass of ice and water – mix them together and get instantly refreshing iced coffee drink on the go without the guilt :)

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  9. posted by Lauren George on July 15, 2013

    My order is usually a skinny vanilla Latte!x

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  10. posted by Ema G on July 15, 2013

    Medium, soy milk caramel macchiato, extra hot, dry and sugar free syrup
    I’m a right pain for baristas!

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  11. posted by Sarah on July 15, 2013

    I would absolutely love to try these beans, I recently tried a friends Amaretto flavoured coffee and loved it these flavours sound wonderful!
    I generally order a small skim / or soy Capp but swap the chocolate for a sprinkle of cinnamon :)
    Delicious and healthy :) xx

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  12. posted by Catherine on July 15, 2013

    In winter you can’t beat the gorgeous, albeit calorific toffee nut latte that many coffee houses offer! In summer, a filter coffee over ice with a dash of alpro almond milk is divine. Mmm, coffee!

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  13. posted by Sarah Mason on July 15, 2013

    My order is always black filter coffee, the last quarter of the cup topped up with cold water! I usually get strange looks in coffee shops :D

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  14. posted by Stephanie @ Steph Loves Cake on July 15, 2013

    I have two faves, if I need caffeine it is a skinny sugar free vanilla latte, if I need something a bit warming then it’s a skinny chai tea latte. At home I have vanilla coffee and hazelnut coffee.

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  15. posted by Victoria on July 15, 2013

    Hot choc with skimmed milk or skinny chai latte :)

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  16. posted by Linda on July 15, 2013

    Nearly always a Gingerbread Skinny Latte. Delicious.

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  17. posted by Melanie Knights on July 15, 2013

    2 options: my ‘normal’ daily choice is a decaf skim ammericano. Coffee hit, low calorie. when i want to treat myself its a decaf, skinny, sugar free caramal latte!! yum!!

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  18. posted by Saskia Thomas on July 15, 2013

    Always a long black , strong as you like :)

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  19. posted by Shegufta on July 15, 2013

    I love to get an Iced Soya mocha with unsweetened hazelnut syrup!! It’s delish!!!

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  20. posted by Sandra Hodgson on July 15, 2013

    I only order flavoured black coffee as it tastes so much nicer & you get the real flavour & richness of the coffee.

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  21. posted by Kate on July 15, 2013

    Usually keep it simple and go for a straight americano

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  22. posted by clare lennox on July 15, 2013

    I usually get a tall skinny latte and a wee ginger biscuit….oopsie!

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  23. posted by Nicole kane on July 15, 2013

    I love a mocha with caramel syrup!! Yummy! But as its so hot I have a mocha cooler iced coffee, tastes lovely but very high in calories!!! Your recipe above sounds awesome so will def be trying your much healthier iced coffee recipe! Would love to win this great prize! I’d be sorted for the summer!!

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  24. posted by Nicole Butterworth on July 15, 2013

    I often order a half shot americano with soy milk! And…… sometimes go for a skinny Chai Latte :-)

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  25. posted by Cindy Paschalis on July 15, 2013

    Love the sound of these flavoured coffees and would really like to try them :-)
    In this hot weather i`ve been enjoying ice cold frappuccinos

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  26. posted by clare wright on July 15, 2013

    Skinny latte with extra espresso shot :)

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  27. posted by Rachael Alfonso on July 15, 2013

    Skinny gingerbread latte. Yum yum!

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  28. posted by fiona sellwood on July 15, 2013

    A latte…the bigger the better..and then when the sleigh bells start to jingle my favourite drink ever is a gingerbread latte :-)

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  29. posted by Jodi Boyd on July 15, 2013

    Ooo mine used to be a hazelnut mocha from a well known coffee shop….until I switched and went dairy free. I just have plain old coffee and almond milk now….would LOVE something to put the ‘ee’ back in my coffee!!!

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  30. posted by Notnicnoc on July 15, 2013

    If I’m having a treat I’ll have a caramel macchiato. Usually just a good old LARGE cappuccino! :)

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  31. posted by marie on July 15, 2013

    Amaretto almond to match the almond challenge!!

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  32. posted by Heather Baxter on July 15, 2013

    Tall extra shot caramel latte………..yumm!!!! :-D

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  33. posted by David McGarry on July 15, 2013

    Large Americano. Black and strong no sugar!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on July 30, 2013

      Congratulations! You’re the winner! Please send me your address and I’ll have your coffees shipped over! Thanks for entering :)

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  34. posted by Sarah Hamilton (@SazzyMCH) on July 15, 2013

    Depends on the time of year and where I am……….! Seasonally – Pumpkin Spice or Gingerbread Latte (skimmed milk with cream!) Rest of the time skinny vanilla latte, or like you, skinny chai :)

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  35. posted by Charlie on July 15, 2013

    Coconut iced coffee….amazing!!

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  36. posted by Isobelle Keith on July 15, 2013

    A medium decaf Americana with milk and a shot of hazelnut syrup

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  37. posted by Sarah Jane on July 15, 2013

    Skinny latte please with sugar free vanilla syrup!

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  38. posted by Jess on July 15, 2013

    I really love my coffee – strong, sweet and milky in the mornings – instant or filter. If I’m out and about then Americano for caffeine or something spicy for a treat, like a Gingerbread Latte (with extra espresso!). At the moment I’m making my own iced mochas at home as they are soooo refreshing! And in the winter, I might have an evening decaff with a splash of Amaretto if I’m feeling naughty! :D

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  39. posted by Hannah on July 16, 2013

    I love a soy milk hazelnut latte, but if I’m in Starbucks will treat myself to a caramel macchiato as its only 100kcal with non-fat milk! Yum! These flavours sound amazing – cinder toffee is one of my all time favourite treats! Looking forward to seeing Beanies in the shops.

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  40. posted by Jennifer Tolton on July 16, 2013

    I don’t drink coffee I have cold fruity iced drinks. But my boyfriend loves coffee and I love him so I’m entering on his behalf :)

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  41. posted by Talisa on July 16, 2013

    Love the sound of these flavoured coffees!! :-) My signature order is a ‘Skinny Cappuccino’, until Christmas arrives – then I switch to a Skinny Gingerbread Latte, so festive! :-) xx

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  42. posted by Claire @ Flake and Cake on July 18, 2013

    I always go for plain coffee but I’d love to try flavoured!

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  43. posted by Kim Osborne on July 18, 2013

    In the winter it’s a skinny, single-shot hazelnut latte but in the summer I love an ice cold mocha frappuccino made with skinny milk and a little whipped cream on the top ;)

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  44. posted by Kelly Parnell on July 18, 2013

    Those flavours sound amazing :) I love a vanilla latte as a treat xx

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  45. posted by Tina Waddington on July 18, 2013

    I usually order either a Hazelnut, Vanilla or Caramel Latte, depending on what sort of a mood i’m in. I have only recently come across Beanies flavoured coffee and all i can say is WOW, can’t wait to stock up Mmmmmm :) xx

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  46. posted by Jess martin on July 18, 2013

    My usual order is normally an americano with non fat milk and if i fancy it a bit sweeter – a shot of sugar free hazlenut syrup, yum!

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  47. posted by Rhian on July 19, 2013

    Definitely a soy latte!

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  48. posted by Jon Reynolds on July 19, 2013

    A double espresso – if I trust the look of the coffee shop.
    I prefer it like tar, but if its just really dark & really strong then I’m happy

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  49. posted by Neal on July 19, 2013

    Americano everytime for me, however only occasionally I will have a latte for a treat.

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  50. posted by Sharon Cunningham on July 19, 2013

    I order a skinny latte, sometimes a vanilla or hazelnut one! Yum!

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  51. posted by kate andrews on July 19, 2013

    A large gingerbread latte for my husband and a medium soy black forest hot chocolate for me. of it’s too hot for coffee then a mocha frappacino for him and a green tea frappacino for me

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  52. posted by Joanna Sadler on July 19, 2013

    I find plain coffee too bitter for me, so I always go for a skinny vanilla latte (iced in summer). Occasionally I’ll be adventurous and switch to caramel!

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  53. posted by Laura on July 19, 2013

    Definitely an americano extra shot with a dash of milk and lots of skinny foam :)

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  54. posted by Richard on July 19, 2013

    I’m not a big fan of coffee, so I would usually have a hot chocolate, mint tea or a cold drink, fruit smoothie.

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  55. posted by Kayleigh on July 19, 2013

    Decaf skinny caramel latte. Or a gingerbread one near Christmas.
    Need to start introducing caffeine back into my day.

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  56. posted by Rebecca on July 19, 2013

    Mine is definately a skinny Vanilla latte, my friday morning treat :)

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  57. posted by Amanda on July 19, 2013

    Ooo would love to try the vanilla, bet its really refreshing.
    Cannot beat an Americano though!

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  58. posted by Andrea on July 19, 2013

    Mint cortado all the way!

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  59. posted by Raina on July 19, 2013

    Im a straight and easy Americano but it has to be HOT!!
    Recently tried iced latte and have to say it was yummy :)

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  60. posted by Laura on July 19, 2013

    An extra hot skinny vanilla soy latte it my total favourite and an utter shameless addiction :)

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  61. posted by Ria Jenkins on July 19, 2013

    Im the same as you, always a chai latte!

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  62. posted by Cara Howarth on July 19, 2013

    My orders always a skinny vanilla latte! Cant go wrong!x

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  63. posted by Karen Daly on July 19, 2013

    Has to be a chocochino or skinny latter with a drop of sugarfree vanilla or hazelnut lush :)

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  64. posted by Hazel on July 20, 2013

    I have a variety of things I order as I am slightly obsessed with Starbucks! At the moment it’s their new iced shaked doubleshot!

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  65. posted by Sharon (@GoodStuffSharon) on July 20, 2013

    I adore coffee and used to always drink my coffees black, however this year I’ve been loving soy cappuccinos :D

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  66. posted by Helen G on July 21, 2013

    Iced Double Shot Mocha Latte. :)

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  67. posted by Lauren Bird on July 22, 2013

    In Winter I like a small skinny latte with any sugar free shot they have (usually vanilla or hazlenut), then in the Summer it’s the same but iced! :)

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  68. posted by Abbey on July 23, 2013

    Soy latte :)

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  69. posted by Amie on July 26, 2013

    My absolute fave is a skinny gingerbread latte with nutmeg on top…yum

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  70. posted by Emma Sturgess on July 26, 2013

    Americano black!!!

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  71. posted by Marc Hemingway on July 28, 2013

    Always has to be a mocha with hazelnut syrup and an extra shot of coffee.

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  72. posted by Jen Martinez on July 28, 2013

    I’m a plain Jane and simply order a cappucino. It’s one of the only drinks in Starbucks to have under 100 calories! Well, apart from the regular filter coffee of course.

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  73. posted by Malcolm Bertram on July 28, 2013

    Americano or chai latte for me….an occasional mocha whilst out on the bike too though ;)

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  74. posted by Jennifer Graham on July 28, 2013

    black americano, or a latte with soya milk if I want a treat :)

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  75. posted by paul williams on July 28, 2013

    Double espresso with a splash of hot milk

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  76. posted by Emma on July 28, 2013

    Favourite coffee at mo has to be frappuchino

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  77. posted by Rebecca Nixon on July 28, 2013

    Has to be a large Mocha I’m afraid, or a green tea depending on my mood ☕

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  78. posted by Jade on July 28, 2013

    A skinny cappuccino topped with ginger and cinnamon sprinkles. Sometimes I have some vanilla syrup added to :) yum!

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  79. posted by Paula Bell on July 28, 2013

    A skinny frappe in the summer and a skinny hazelnut hot chocolate in the winter xx

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  80. posted by Gemma read on July 28, 2013

    Extra hot single shot skinny latte with caramel or sugar free hazelnut

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  81. posted by Lauren Maccuish on July 28, 2013

    Skinny caramel american… Hot or iced!

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  82. posted by Georgina Walker on July 28, 2013

    Why go out for coffee when you can stay at home and have excellent coffee like Beanies

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  83. posted by Claire Gillies on July 28, 2013

    macchiato with a shot of vanilla syrup – would love to try a flavoured coffee to try to wean myself off the sugary stuff tho :)

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  84. posted by Michael Robbins on July 28, 2013

    Orange mocha frappuccino

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  85. posted by Jonny on July 28, 2013

    Straight up black coffee.

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  86. posted by Laura on July 28, 2013

    unsweetened soy capucino yumm yumm :)

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  87. posted by Leah hazlehurst on July 29, 2013

    A small sugar free hazelnut latte with soya milk :)

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  88. posted by Ruth on July 29, 2013

    On the rare occasion I treat myself to a coffee I always go for a caramel latte. Sweet, strong & the perfect treat!
    These sound great :)

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  89. posted by Kate on July 29, 2013

    I always order a skinny latte or if I’m feeling naughty a regular flavoured latte! I alternate between flavours but my favourite is probably vanilla or caramel! :-)

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  90. posted by Polly Ackroyd on July 29, 2013

    Actually, I always order a chai latte! But I do like to have a Mint Frappe now and again

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  91. posted by Connie on July 29, 2013

    Hazelnut Americano (or if I’m having a naughty dairy day then a latte with brown sugar!) Always want to try new flavours but worried if I don’t like it I’ll have wasted a perfectly good coffee!

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  92. posted by Kassy Doherty on April 28, 2014

    It’s always an amaretto coffee with cream for me . Can’t beat it.x

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