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Coffee with an emotional support animal

It’s a stressful time for us all, because 2020, and I’m still in my burnout recovery phase after the final semester of my masters this past spring. So this BeanieBox arrived at the perfect time for me to methodically try each type of coffee as a coping mechanism. My allergies don’t allow me to have a furry friend, but my plushie was happy to be of service. Say hello to Allama Iqbal. (If you’re South Asian, you’ll probably get the pun on the famous poet’s name.)

This box came with a much larger selection (and volume) of coffee than I was expecting, along with a very cute Dramabeans insulated tumbler, three kinds of cookies, and some chocolate. (Llama not included.) I took the tumbler on a road trip and despite its lightness and small size, it kept my coffee very hot for hours—I had to leave the lid open for a bit so it could cool down enough for me to comfortably drink it. And it doesn’t leak!

I’ll be honest: although being a coffee addict is an indelible part of my identity by this point, I’m not usually an instant/mix coffee drinker. I was mostly looking forward to indulging myself by imagining I was a poor K-drama heroine, surviving on coffee stolen from the office, or perhaps using mix coffee to defeat an intruder like Louis. But these varieties of coffee were all surprisingly smooth, flavorful and distinct from each other in delicious ways. They included a latte, a mocha, a classic french roast (all including milk and sugar), plus some mini sized Americano packets, which had a smaller quantity of just coffee.

There was also iced coffee, which was fine enough to mix into cold water, and contained only sugar and no milk powder. I also appreciated that none of the sweetened coffee mixes had as much sugar as some of the three-in-ones I’ve tried in the past; as someone who normally doesn’t take sugar in my coffee, the sweetness was subtle enough that I enjoyed them.

My favorite was the mocha; my mom and grandma liked the latte; above you see Iqbal enjoying a shot of the mini Americano. (We do what we can to survive a the emotional stress of a pandemic, okay. He actually makes a very comforting partner in K-drama binge-watching.)

I also really enjoyed the strawberry sandwich cookies and the Buttering butter cookies, which were delicious, light, and not overly sweet. I didn’t love the chocolate-fulled cookies though, and the Ghana chocolate was just okay, but it was still a good selection, and they went well with the coffee. The strawberry cookies especially finished so quickly in my house I barely got to eat one. *side-eyes Iqbal*

We asked Laica to review our new Coffee Lover BeanieBox. Each box is full of different brands of coffee sticks and tasty Korean treats so make sure to subscribe by October 16th to get this month’s box. Shipping is free to the United States, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
-DB Staff

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Your llama's name is genius! 😂

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damn I wanted to be the first comment 😂

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It's just...so good. I will never get over how good this name is. I don't know if any stuffed animal name can top this.

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It seriously gives me so much joy. PURE FLUFFY JOY.

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The name is 100% my sister! I got him for her when she was in high school, but at this point I've just slowly appropriated him because he's the best.

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I just told my mom and she can't stop laughing either. I do not blame you for stealing him - he is a perfect floofy companion to share your coffee with.

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Aw I love it! So glad to make you and your mom smile!

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OH MY GOD ALLAMA IQBAL

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He's become a coffee addict. It's out of control... don't let that adorable face fool you.

He definitely ate all my delicious strawberry cookies too

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You should have hidden them out of his reach. Look at those puny legs and lack of prehensile limbs! It's your own fault, and in my opinion, if he could get them, he deserved them!

Then again, coffee-powered llamas are dangerous, so you were probably wise to let him have his way with the cookies.

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I am jealous of this coffee box. Please ship to Australia sometime soon, thank you! 😛

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You need a Lt. Paeng to take out the sugar and cream granules from your 3-in-1 packets :D

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There is only on thing I have to say in reply to your comment:
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LOL at Allama Iqbal! What a genius name!

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That's real toy llama, not a real pet. Hahaha

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I love llamas! And the punintended name! 🤣

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Your llama is adorable ♥

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I’m just here for the Allama Iqbal discussion, lol.

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I don’t have any idea about your lama’s name, but he looks adorable! I wasn’t thinking about commenting in this thread because I don’t drink coffee nor any other caffeine beverages, but your plushie (well you’ve successfully appropriated it) is so CUTE.

It’s totally fine to have your plushie buddy watching Kdramas together, being sane these days is difficult enough I occasionally have to flip through pages of The Rainbow Fish to help me see kindness as something normal and should be given. I think our world seems to lack it a lot now.

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For sure. Kindness is so precious, and unfortunately in short supply in these times. Thanks as always for yours. ❤️

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💓💓💓💓💓

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I actually wasn't sure how Allama Iqbal would go over - so glad y'all enjoyed him! ❤️

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Thanks to this clever name, I found out there are many South Asian beanies.

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So did I! Such a lovely surprise :)

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