Grad students trying to stretch their loan dollars find themselves wondering how to stay caffeinated through class without dropping $2-4 twice a day on locally-roasted, fair-trade, shade-grown coffee and lattes with velvet foam depicting a heart, flower, or seasonally-inspired pumpkin.
It's not pretty, kids.
Lacking the start-up funds to purchase a bean grinder and french press or percolator, I am already bound to the grim fate of at-home instant coffee. And while Starbucks Via is a serviceable option, it's already feeling too steep for my wallet, which leaves...
With Swiss Miss!
Nothing turns instant coffee into a magically flavor-masked sugar bomb like instant hot chocolate! Top with creamer if you're feeling like a boss. Or better yet, mini-marshmallows.