Making holiday-themed drinks at home for your loved ones is VERY simple with Torani’s holiday themed syrups!

Kara's Favourite Recipes


The perfect festive and comforting coffee house beverage for a cold and snowy day! I am once again featuring products I received from Buy Coffee Canada, including their fresh ground coffee, the Perfect Pod EZ Cup for Keurig and Torani Syrup! The results are fantastic and I am excited to have a delicious festive beverage to serve our guests over the holidays.



  1. Brew coffee on small setting to brew a strong cup of coffee (I used the small 7.25 oz setting on our Keurig).
  2. Stir in 2 tsp of syrup into the coffee.
  3. Heat milk in a milk frother in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and use the plunger to froth the milk. Pour milk into coffee and then dollop the milk…

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While it’s sad that fall is settling in (it actually snowed in parts of Alberta!), the up-side is that those delicious fall-themed drinks that we’ve come to love from Starbucks and Second Cup are back! Whether you’re a fan of salted caramel, pumpkin spice or chai, we have options from Torani to make these all right in the comfort of your home (at a fraction of the cost!).

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Chai Teas come in a variety of forms – whether pure black tea that you can add your own spices to, or pre-made liquids like Oregon Chai and Chai Co, or David Rio’s delicious powdered tea – there’s something for everyone in Canada.

When looking at your options for chai teas, you need to decide how much you want done for you before hand, and how you’ll be preparing it. If you’re a chai-addict (or a chaiddict) you’ll want premium organic black tea and your own cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg. For cafes, the pre-portioned liquids are quick and easy and taste absolutely amazing, while being a bit more expensive, they make up for it with the speed that you can make it. Finally, powdered Chai Teas like David Rio tend to give you the best bang for your buck, with low costs-per-serving and minimal shipping weight because they’re dehydrated.

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Brooklyn Beans K-Cups are now in stock at BuyCoffeeCanada. With 14 new flavours now available to Canadians, a much welcomed addition to the Keurig lineup is already piquing the interest of some of our customers. Our initial trials of the “Cyclone” and “Vanilla Skyline” flavours have showcased both their coffee roasting ability as well as their choice in flavouring and we’re glad to have brought them in. As always, they are available with Free Shipping (conditions apply) to Canada.


Among the flavours available are Brooklyn-themed like the Boardwalk Blend, Brooklyn Bridge and “Fuggedaboutit”, their own interpretation of “Donut Shop”,  a Breakfast Blend, a French Roast offering a couple flavoured coffees. The Hazelnut Coffee, Maple Sleigh and Coney Island Caramel all promise to be flavourful coffees for those who enjoy a little twist in their coffee.

While not an official line from Keurig/Green Mountain, Brooklyn Beans are arguably more interested in providing high quality single-serve coffee to break into the market than the official line would be to stay the market leader. The expiry of the k-cup patents this year opened up a slew of unofficial k-cups from a number of high end brands in the U.S. This new rebirth of the single serving coffee market is proving to be a great thing for consumers with lower prices and greater variety.

Use the coupon code “KCUP15P” for 15% discount off Brooklyn Beans K-cups (limited quantities of the coupon available), and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with more announcements.

In the recent week, two studies have been released indicating that caffeine may decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The results indicate that moderate consumption of coffee (both caffeinated and decaffeinated) may lower diabetes risk in middle-age and younger women. The study clearly indicates that women are the topic, but the data may be applicable to men as well. It’s believed that chemicals other than caffeine in the coffee itself are responsible for the increased resistance.

The coffee studied is primarily drip-coffee, which has a lower sugar content than mixed espresso-based drinks that are sometimes loaded with sugar-based sweeteners and flavours.

While it’s not conclusive for everybody, it is positive research that indicates a positive reason to consume coffee.

Prevaling theories are that coffee beans actually contain compounds that help reduce the oxidative stress on cells, improving insulin sensitivity.

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