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Yardstick Just Launched 'Snack' Coffee Capsules

They're even more intriguing than they sound.
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Snack by Yardstick Coffee isn't some newfangled coffee-flavored potato chip or coffee bun. They're Yardstick's newly released Nespresso-compatible coffee capsules designed to tide over a quick coffee craving without the jolt. Think not-so-serious coffee for the coffee connoisseur.

"We grab a snack to maintain energy and stay focused," according to Yardstick's press release. "Snack is about making specialty coffee a little less serious and a lot more fun." Putting itself between a milk-based beverage and brewed coffee, the Snack is meant to be sipped any time of the day and it carries flavors that pay homage to popular snacks.

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All containing 100% specialty Arabica coffee, the Snack features Butter Pecan (with Rio Paranaiba, Brazil coffee), Lemon Cherry Bar (with Huila, Colombia coffee), and Cacao Nibs (with Cauca, Colombia coffee). While the two former flavors boast recyclable capsules, the latter is actually in compostable containers. The beans and roasting process were selected specifically for Yardstick's capsule brewing–all meant to make instant coffee gratification a delicious experience.

Snacks are meant to be consumed black or with milk and customers can even brew it longer for a stronger flavor. 

Though they designed capsules to make coffee much more accessible, the folks at Yardstick still believe you deserve the best, so they've come up with better ways to enjoy your cup of joe.

Yardstick's Flat White

  • Prepare one shot of your chosen Snack capsule into your favorite ceramic mug. Steam 3-4oz. of fresh milk. Don’t burn it. Pour the steamed milk in the mug over the brewed Snack shot. Garnish with cinnamon or cocoa powder.
  • Recommended Snack: Butter Pecan Cookie
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Yardstick's Gibraltar

  • Prepare two shots your chosen Snack capsule into a 4oz. drinking cup. Steam and froth 2oz. of fresh milk. Don’t burn it. Pour the steamed and foamed milk in the cup, on top the two Snack shots. Garnish with cinnamon or cocoa powder.
  • Recommended Snack: Raw Cacao Nibs

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Yardstick's Strong Iced Latte

  • Place some ice cubes in a 6oz. drinking glass. Fill the glass with 4oz. of chilled fresh milk. Prepare two shots of your chosen Snack capsule and top it over the iced milk. You may add 0.5oz of your favorite syrup, vanilla or hazelnut.
  • Recommended Snack: Butter Pecan Cookie

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Yardstick's Iced Americano

  • Place some ice cubes in a 6oz. drinking glass. Fill the glass with 5oz. of ice cold filtered water. Prepare one shot of your chosen Snack capsule and top it over the iced water. Stir and enjoy.
  • Recommended Snack: Lemon Cherry Bar

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Each capsule is priced at P49 and they last 18 months so long as you keep them in a cool, dry, clean environment. 

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Yardstick's Snack is available at Yardstick Coffee, 106 Esteban Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City or online.

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