If you like your coffee to taste more like a premium mocha and less like a black cup of joe, this clever take-it-with-you solution will give you lots of great tasting coffee drinks on the cheap.
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Lifehacker reader zombies.like.lattes.too — and appropriate user name for coffee-related tips, no? — shared a great tip in our article on how to get your caffeine kick cheaply.
I've found Alton Brown's hot cocoa recipe to be an excellent addition to regular coffee. The recipe is much healthier than a mocha you'd get at Starbucks, and the best part is you won't be paying $3 per coffee.
Mix it once, throw it in a jar and it pretty much lasts indefinitely if you use fat-free powdered milk (higher fat powdered milk doesn't have as great a shelf life and you'll never notice the difference anyway).
The recipe is available at the link below. Another alternative, if you bring your coffee to your desk, is to buy a bottle of flavour syrup, making the cost per coffee flavoured a few cents instead of the premium you pay at the coffee shop.
Have your own tip or trick for spicing up a plain cup of coffee on the cheap? Let's hear about it in the comments. Thanks zombies.like.lattes.too!