Sweet and Caffeinated On The Go!


I always try my best to carve out coffee time every day.  I love waking up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee waiting for me downstairs each morning.  As well, I enjoy that 2:00 PM caffeinated pick me up alongside some sort of sweet treat.  However, some days I just can’t quite make it to the 2:00 PM ritual…usually because work scheduled an impromptu meeting or there’s suddenly a phone call that must be made.

Thanks to Formato Brothers I don’t have to be deprived of my caffeine & sweet tooth fixes when I’m running out of time.  Instead I just reach for Bali’s Best Espresso & Latte Candies.  These tiny candies are the perfect travel companions.  I can easily house a handful in my purse for those on the go moments.  Bali’s Best Espresso & Latte Candies use real coffee, so I know I’m not missing out on the good stuff.  When I pop one in my mouth I can instantly taste the coffee in the sweet hard shell.  But this delectable experience doesn’t stop there.  After a few minutes there is a nice surprise in the middle:  more melted coffee!  The best part is that 4 pieces equals only about 60 calories.

My coworkers thank you, Formato Brothers….so do I.

–Andrea Formato Castner

St. Patty’s Day Irish Cream Coffee

Cafe D'Vita Irish Cream Coffe and cookies 2013

Well, if you can believe it, we’re already in to the month of March.  To help our Irish friends celebrate their biggest party of the year, Formato Brothers has decided to Go Green with Caffe D’Vita Irish Cream Cappuccino.  This drink is a great way to kick off your St. Patty’s Day, or any day of the year, with its sweet Irish Cream flavor.  The best part is that since this is an instant drink, you don’t have to wait forever to brew the coffee.  Just scoop the coffee mix in your mug (the directions call for 3 tsp, but I prefer 5 tsp for extra sweetness!), add 5 oz hot water, stir, and enjoy!

If it’s too hot where you’re celebrating, don’t worry – pour some milk or water in a blender, add the coffee mix & a few ice cubes, and blend away to create a frothy cool shake!

Either way, I prefer my Caffe D’Vita Irish Cream Cappuccino with a side of sweet treats.


–Andrea Formato Castner