Girls’ Coffee Date with Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® Pods

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Starbucks Caffe Latte K-Cup Pods


Sometimes, we all need a little bit of time to relax and unwind with friends who understand us. It can be so theraputic to step out of our daily responsibilities for an hour or two and enjoy the company of people we love. I, for one, think that nothing pairs quite as perfectly with girl-time as a good cup of coffee {or three}. That’s why I created this little hand lettered invitation for a coffee date that I can print out and give to my girlfriends whenever I want. Today, I want to show you how you can create your own and to give you a suggestion for your coffee time too!

Hand Lettered Coffee & Friends Invitation

You’ll Need:

sketch paper
block eraser
coffee mug or small round bowl
Tombow Fudenosuke Dual Brush Pen: Black and Grey
fine tip black marker
white Gelly Roll pen
hole punch
Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® Pods

Creating Your Invitation

Step 1: Trace a coffee mug or small bowl to form a circle.

Step 2: Begin to pencil in your design, starting with a large ampersand in the top center.


I printed the words “Coffee” and “friends” in all caps on either side of the ampersand, following the curve of my circle. Then, I drew two horizontal lines using a ruler. On the first, I wrote “make the,” then I lettered “perfect” in script. Finally, I wrote “blend” at the bottom, following the circle’s curve, and sketched a small banner in the center of the design.


Step 3: Trace the design, except for the center portion, using a black brush pen. I used the black end of my Tombow Fudenosuke Dual Tip.

If you’re new to hand lettering, I promise, you can do this! There’s a super-simple tutorial you can follow that will have you imitating this style in no time!



Step 4: Trace the rest of your design with a fine tip black marker.
I also added tiny dash embellishments around the inside edges of the banner.


Step 5: Use your fine tip marker to draw a coffee bean border around your circle shape.
Once everything is traced, go ahead and erase all of your pencil markings.

Step 6: Add shadows and highlights.
I used the grey end of my Tombow Fudenosuke Dual Tip for this part, adding shadows to the right of each letter. Then, I added white lines and dots with my Gelly Roll pen. For more about shadows and highlighting, check out my step by step tutorial.

Hand Lettered Coffee & Friends Art

All that’s left to do is add the details of when your girl time is going to take place. Just in case you don’t get a chance to make up invitations of your own, here’s a free printable 4×6 version you can use. To use it, download the file from Google Drive here, then send it to your printer.

Hand Lettered Coffee & Friends Invitation Printable

Step 7: Punch a hole in the top of the invitation as well as the top of a Caffe Latte flavor packet. Thread a piece of twine through the holes and tie.
Be careful when punching your holes to stay in the sealed part of the packet so none of the flavor mix spills out. You can add other embellishments too, like an initial charm, a flower, or anything else you like.

Hand Lettered Coffee Date Invitation with Starbucks Caffe Latte K-Cup Pods

Making the Coffee!

Now that your invitations are complete, let’s talk about the coffee you and your friends can enjoy together! I am excited to tell about you something brand new, Starbucks® Caffe Blend K-Cup® Pods! If you have a Keurig®, you have the ability to make these coffeehouse style drinks right in your own home. As soon as I heard about these, you better believe I couldn’t wait to try them myself.


Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® Pods are made from milk, with no artificial flavors, and they come in 3 delicious Starbucks® signature flavors: Caramel, Mocha, and Vanilla. {Mocha is my personal favorite.} Right now, two beloved Starbucks® seasonal flavors, Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha, are available too, but only for a limited time, so grab them while you can.


So how do these work? There’s a simple two-step process. First, pour one entire flavor packet into your mug. Then, fill your Keurig® with 8 oz of water and brew the Starbucks® Caffe Blend K-Cup® pod.


Once it’s finished brewing, stir and enjoy! Feel free to add whipped cream and syrup on top for an extra treat.


Those of you who are fellow Starbucks® lovers will also appreciate that each package you purchase contains a star code inside, which you can load onto your rewards account for bonus stars.


Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® Pods are available nationally at your local grocery store. Be sure to look for them so you can enjoy your own at-home coffee date! Which flavor are you most excited to try?


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