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Monday, September 28, 2020

Celebrate National Coffee Day At Home

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Celebrate National Coffee Day from the comfort of your home

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   Things are quite different in the year 2020 and the Covid-19 lung virus may be keeping us at home but that does not mean that we can not celebrate our favorite holidays. While many restrictions are being lifted,  most states still are encouraging people to stay home to help stop the spread of a virus that caused a world pandemic. These stay-at-home orders mean that many large events and celebrations have been canceled but that does not mean that we have to stop at home celebrations with our family. We just have to be more creative when it comes to celebrating holidays. 

 Since I am staying home more, I decided to create a coffee bar. I have seen some unique coffee bars that people have created in their homes and it is something that I have always wanted to do. So now that I have more time on my hands, it was the perfect time to gather all my coffee makers and coffee supplies and put them in one location. While I would love for my new coffee bar space to be in my kitchen, there was no space as my kitchen is small. So I created my new coffee space in my family room which is right next to my kitchen. I have a big nook above my gas fireplace that was not being used so that is my new coffee bar area. So now I can create my coffee drinks easily.  

National Coffee Day is not canceled 

 Wake up and smell the coffee! National Coffee Day is Tuesday, September 29, 2020, and coffee is the drink of choice. This unofficial holiday is a global celebration of one of the best drinks in the world, and you are encouraged to drink coffee all day. Maybe not all day, but at least one or more cups of the amazing cup of Joe. 

 I like to say that I celebrate coffee every day but one day a year, I celebrate this wonderful drink made from coffee beans with the rest of the world.  If you have been following me for a while, you then know that I love coffee. I love everything about that brown drink that has a wonderful coffee aroma and this year I will still be celebrating National Coffee Day. I may not be heading to the coffee shop to get my free cup of coffee but instead, I will be treating myself to a warm cup of coffee made from the best cold brew coffee recipe in the comfort of my home. To celebrate this special holiday with my readers, I have made a list of new coffee products that I have discovered and also some delicious coffee drink recipes. So brew yourself a cup of coffee and learn about some new ways to enjoy that daily cup of coffee.

The best way to enhance your cup of coffee

 Some people may like their coffee black but not me. I like my cup of coffee with flavor and plenty of it. My favorite way to add a touch of sweetness and flavor to my coffee is with Torani coffee syrups. My new coffee bar always has a wide variety of Torani syrups so I can take a plain cup of coffee and make it exciting and filled with flavor. These flavorful coffee syrups come in so many flavors so I can change the flavor of my coffee depending on my mood or the season. Torani brings the coffee house to my house so I don't have to leave my house for a delicious coffee latte or cappuccino. The best part is I don't have to tip the barista.

New Fall flavors  

 When the weather starts getting cooler, my coffee mood changes, and I start craving pumpkin spice lattes and Salted Caramel Lattes. So I am glad that my coffee bar has Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup and other amazing fall-flavored Torani syrups. A splash of the sweet pumpkin spice Torani syrup along with almond milk transforms my cup of coffee into a delicious pumpkin spice latte.

Torani has four new fall flavors that are sold exclusively at Walmart so you can make some amazing coffee drinks that are perfect for the cool fall weather. These new fall flavors from Torani are also perfect to use in fall recipes like Soft Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies and pumpkin pie. In addition to introducing you to these delicious coffee enhancers, I have three Pumpkin Spice recipe ideas to level up your coffee game at home this fall.

~ Torani Butter Pecan Syrup ~ Torani Cane Sugar Sweetener ~ Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup ~ Torani Brown Sugar Cinnamon Syrup

~ Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte

Add 2 Tbsp. Torani Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Syrup to 2 shots espresso (or ½ cup strong brewed coffee) and 1 cup frothed milk.

~ Keto Iced Pumpkin Spice Latte

Combine 2 Tbsp. Torani Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Syrup with 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 2 shots espresso (or ½ cup strong brewed coffee), and ice.

~ Skinny Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew

Stir 2 Tbsp. Torani Sugar-Free Pumpkin Spice Syrup into 1 cup cold brew and add a splash of cream.

Dalgona Coffee ~ Whipped Coffee Drink

 I am a little late to the Dalgona ~ Whipped Coffee Drink party but I finally made this delicious drink. This sweet coffee drink is so creamy and delicious. It is also the perfect drink to celebrate National Coffee Day. I discovered a premium instant coffee that makes the best Whipped Coffee and it is favored by those who love to travel. Alpine Start is an instant coffee that actually tastes good as it is made from premium 100% high altitude Colombian arabica beans. The coffee beans are gently processed to retain flavor. The instant coffee easily dissolves in hot or cold water making it a perfect choice for Dalgona Coffee. 

 Alpine Start comes in three flavors ~ Original Blend which is a medium roast,  Coconut Creamer Latte, and Dirty Chai Latte. The slim packets are lightweight and compact so they are easy to toss into your bag or pocket for the best cup of coffee on the go. Now you don't have any excuse for spending too much money on a cup of coffee while traveling and you can skip the long line at the coffee shop. 

If you have not tried making whipped coffee, you have to make a cup with this instant coffee. This coffee drink is amazing and so delicious. I used the Original Blend to make my Dalgona whipped coffee. To get the recipe with a step by step instructions and also the history on this amazing drink head on over HERE.

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National Coffee Day with an ethical morning cup

  This National Coffee Day celebrate with a fairtrade coffee brand to make your morning brew even more meaningful. Ethical Bean, is the perfect morning pick-me-up coffee that uses fairtrade certified and organic beans. Each colorful package has a unique QR code on the back so you can trace the journey of your seasonally sourced beans from crop to cup. This unique QR code on the back of packs that tells you everything from:

~ Which fairtrade co-ops your coffee is from

 ~ Roasting date, length & temperature

~ How the coffee scores on sweetness, body, acidity, and more (score-wise, Ethical Bean coffees always rank above an 83 on the professional coffee cupping scale).

 Ethical Bean is all about supporting fair prices for co-op partners from multiple Global South regions, so you get the freshest and most ethical cup every time – even if that means more work on the Ethical Bean team’s end. The rainbow of coffee roasts are available at grocery stores nationwide and online. I love that this flavorful coffee is so reasonably priced at SRP $9.99/8-ounce ground bag or SRP $11.99/12-ounce.

  Ethical Bean is available in whole bean & ground

Lush Medium Dark: Burgundian fullness, alive with fruit, smoke, and earth notes.

Sweet Espresso Medium Dark: A stand-up straight shot. Marries beautifully with milk. Multidimensional and dripping with crema.

Bold Dark Roast: Dark, but not too dark. Edgy on one hand, seductively smooth on the other. 

Super dark French Roast: A hammering dark roast, blended to display body, balance, and dazzling dark cocoa -laced finish.

• Classic Medium Roast: Elegant acidity highlights a nuanced, medium-bodied cup.

• Decaf Dark Roast: Gobs of body, intriguing chocolate character. Dynamite as drip, scintillating as espresso.

Mellow Medium Roast: Medium body, nutty aroma and a sweet brightness. Stirring memories of hazelnuts and caramelized sugar.

How To Make Perfect IcedCoffee https://www.momknowsbest.net/2019/07/how-to-make-perfect-iced-coffee.html  

Coffee plus protein

 Now you can combine nutrition and coffee into one delicious drink. ICONIC Cafe Latte protein drink makes it easy to have a healthy breakfast and get your caffeine fix at the same time. These delicious protein drinks have 20 grams of grass-fed protein and 180mg of caffeine with added Vitamin B-12. So it is the perfect defense against the morning hanger.

 Made with real Colombian coffee and is low calorie, low sugar, low carb, and chock full of great nutrients. It's perfectly clean - no hormones or antibiotics and the protein comes from grass-fed cows in Ireland. These coffee drinks are also lactose-free, keto-friendly, gluten-free, and GMO-free. This coffee/protein drink is great to grab and go, for those who are working outside the home. Busy moms will love them too as they are a great way to get breakfast and coffee while they tend to online school kids. No more finding your forgotten cup of coffee in the microwave after a long busy day. 

  Not into having your coffee in a protein drink? There are days when I crave my coffee warm in a coffee cup so you will be glad that ICONIC Protein has other delicious flavors of their protein drinks that do not contain caffeine. They sell an ICONIC variety pack so you can discover your favorite flavor.

Coffee that gives back

  Enjoy your cup of coffee at home this year while giving back to the community, locally and globally. You may be enjoying that warm soothing cup of coffee even more on National Coffee Day knowing that your joy is also bringing joy to others. Rising Tides Coffee Co has a mission to source the world's finest beans with their fair trade organic, small-batch, artisan roasted, craft coffee while giving back to unique charities. Rising Tides Coffee Co offers three unique flavors and each bag donates to a unique charity based on how it was created

 I love the look of their coffee bags as they are bold and exciting, just like the coffee beans that are in the coffee bag. It was hard to select which variety of coffee to try first as all the descriptions of the coffees teased my tastebuds. I selected the Blue Label from Africa but the Green label from South America and the Pink label that supports women will be in my next shipment. Rising Tides describes the flavor notes in the coffees and they were spot on with the Blue label from Africa. When the coffee arrived at my house, my teen said "that coffee smells good like caramel!"

Description of Blue label coffee from Africa:

The cup is balanced, sweet, and creamy with a sugary mouthfeel; robust citrus flavor with apple, caramel, brown sugar, and green apple.

This exotic, single-origin coffee is harvested along the steep volcanic mountains within the western provinces of Rwanda at an altitude of over 5,900 ft. above sea level.

Healthy Coffee with zero caffeine

  In the winter I love a warm cup of coffee after dinner but if I drink even decaf coffee, I won't be able to fall asleep at bedtime as decaf coffee still has caffeine in it. I have tried those coffee teas but they are so weak in flavor and don't have the coffee feel in my mouth. So I am glad to have discovered an all-natural instant herbal coffee that has zero caffeine and tastes like coffee! Dandy Coffee even has the coffee feel in my mouth.

 Dandy Coffee, is a coffee alternative that consists of only five ingredients – one of which being the dandelion root. Dandy Blend has zero caffeine (even decaf has 3%) while tasting smooth and creamy just like coffee. I was hesitant to try this instant coffee as it has dandelion root in it but I am glad I did as this coffee alternative is delicious and it has a great creamy foam just like real coffee. This drink tastes like the real thing so I can enjoy the flavor without the side effects of caffeine, like the jitters or sleepless nights.

 This alternative coffee beverage even has some amazing health benefits. The dandelion root is a healing herb that helps rid the body of toxins. The mild flavor or dandelion counteracts the  "bite" from the other ingredients in coffee substitutes like chickory.

Relax with a coffee body scrub

 After a long day of working at home, you can relax with A CBD Coffee Body Scrub. The CBD Coffee Body Scrub is made with fair-trade coffee from Yirgacheffe, a town in central Ethiopia. These sought-after beans are grown a high-elevation, hand-picked, and then washed for a bright, clean taste and high acidity. Prior to the roasting process, the beans that are too small are often discarded to prevent a bitter taste from over-roasting. Though not suitable for your triple latte, we hated for them to go to waste, thus giving them a new purpose. Although you may be tempted, our CBD-Infused Coffee Body Scrub is not edible even though it smells like literal magic. The coffee scent is awesome!

  I+I Botanicals' Coffee Scrub is perfect for gently scrubbing away dead skin cells, increasing blood flow, and reducing the appearance of cellulite to give your skin an even, flawless glow. Additionally, studies have shown that substances in coffee help promote healthy skin by boosting collagen levels and reducing the premature aging of cells. The Irish Moss (Seaweed) is a natural moisturizer that enhances the skin's natural barrier of the skin and blocks out harmful elements. It is also known for its anti-aging effects. Combined with CBD, coconut oil, and shea butter oil, I+I Body Scrub will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth.

What will be in your coffee cup on National Coffee Day?


AiringMyLaundry said...

I will show my mom. She loves coffee! I wish I liked it. I just love the smell.

Heather said...

I think every day should be national coffee day! Yum! I love how many different varieties you can make.

Jaredamy said...

Yummy! I love Torani and I love coffee. My birthday could not be on a better day!

Adrienne said...

Every day is national coffee day for me :) I love to add flavor syrups in my coffee too. You can do so many different creations!

Prime Beauty said...

I don't drink coffee but I love the different flavors of chai tea.

Brandy Ellen said...

Such a fabulous way to celebrate National Coffee Day at home. I am all for celebrating my love of coffe, glad you share a new brand for me to try.

Stefani @ MommyEnterprises.com said...

I like coffee but the cold, fluffy and sweet coffee that almost doesn't taste like coffee.

Mom Knows Best said...

Happy birthday!

Mom Knows Best said...

I am the opposite, I love the taste of coffee but at times the smell of black coffee annoys me

Nyxie said...

I love coffee a little bit too much! I'm meant to be cutting back but in the pandemic I somehow managed to consumer more!

Gust si Aroma said...

We are a coffee addicted family! This is our favorite National Day! Thanks for these tips!

Ryan Escat said...

Waaah I'm absolutely a coffee lover! This is so helpful tips especially this time of pandemic.

Toni said...

I love these all these! Really great option for National Coffee Day!

Priya|how to be a positive parent said...

I love the smell of coffee but I am not a coffee drinker. I didn't realise there were so many flavours in coffee! I will pass this post to my friend who loves coffee!

Alvern at Success Unscrambled said...

Oh wow! I never thought that coffee would become this comprehensive menu of options but I guess as it matures and people have different tastes this is what results.

Emily said...

We have a whole coffee bar set up and all sorts of coffee options. I have friends that didn't realize they liked coffee until they had mine.

Monidipa said...

The idea of celebrating coffee day at home is really good! I love coffee and this is wonderful, I really loved the various options of coffee!

Melanie Edjourian said...

I often drink caramel lattes. Pumpkin spiced latte is on my bucket list. I'm hoping to try one this year if I can!!!!

CA said...

I am a coffee-lover and my mouth was watering with every photo! I do try different types of coffee out every once in a while, but I honestly prefer it to be just black and strong.

Musa Creativa Magazine said...

I've never tried any of these syrups but I think I want to try the butter pecan one. I bet all of these smell so delicious!

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