I'm thinking of having a glass of homemade iced coffee. Have you ever been on Starbucks' blog page? Holy Cow there are some wonderful recipes on there!! I used to make my own cold brew for iced coffee until I found this amazing bottled cold brew from Trader Joe's. I think this bottle is $8 and is now available organic. At that time I purchased creamer to add to it but I think I would like to try making it instead.
Here is a recipe that sounds simple and tasty.
Vanilla Creamer Recipe
½ cup half and half
½ cup whole milk
1 teaspoon Starbucks® Vanilla Syrup
Pour half and half, whole milk and Starbucks® Vanilla Syrup into a mason jar. Tighten the lid and shake thoroughly. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks. To use, fill a glass with cold brew coffee, which is easy to make with Starbucks® Cold Brew Coffee Pitcher Packs. Top with the vanilla creamer. Serve and enjoy.
*courtesy of 1912Pike.com
Hmm, I wonder who created the "National Coffee Day". Starbucks? If so, what a brilliant idea. Just out of curiosity, I decided to check it out and here is what I found. Basically, according to Wikipedia, the exact origin of International Coffee Day is unknown. In the U.S. "National Coffee Day" was mentioned publicly as early as 2005, but in March 2014, a decision was made by the International Coffee Organization to launch the first official International Coffee Day in Milan as part of Expo 2015. International Coffee Day is an occasion that is used to promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage, with events now occurring in places across the world.
So, what does that mean to us? Free coffee? It not freebies, I bet there will be specials! So, I went looking for them so I could share them with you and here you go. ( I'm sure you can find several local ones as well)
Dunkin’ Donuts: Any medium hot coffee for .66 cents. (No coupon needed) Celebrating 66 years of business.
Krispy Kreme: Get a FREE Original Glazed Doughnut and a FREE 12 oz cup of coffee (at participating US locations).
Starbucks: Starbucks will donate a coffee tree on behalf of each customer who purchases a brewed Mexico Chiapas coffee.
*courtesy of wholefoodsmarket.com
Whole Foods: Get $1 off a 16 oz Allegro Pumpkin Spice Latte. To claim your caffeinated discount, download the Whole Foods Market App and scan your personalized bar code at the register. (At participating stores with coffee bars only. Offer available from September 28-November 1.)