Happy National Coffee Day!
Whether getting one to go or lingering over a second cup, on September 29 be sure to observe National Coffee Day!In addition to my readers celebrating by having a cup or two of their favorite coffee, some of which can be had at a discount or even free today (videos listing locations over the jump), they can match my $10 donation to Coffee Party USA that I made today by making a donation of $10.00 or more. It will go to improving our website, the new version of which Coffee Party USA are currently beta testing, finding Voter Buddies to help people register and get to the polls, registering people to vote with our partners TurboVote and National Voter Registration Day, and organizing local community groups. It's an election year, and Coffee Party USA is doing our part to get people involved and ready to vote this November. Donate and you can help in that effort. If that's not enough, my readers can become a member or volunteer. Coffee Party USA needs people to help with all the projects listed above and then some, as we plan on doing even more to empowers and connects communities to reclaim our government for the people in the future.
If this appeal looks familiar, it's because I wrote similar ones for Irish Coffee Day, National Nonprofit Day, and National Coffee Ice Cream Day earlier this year. In addition to being a director and officer of Coffee Party USA (full disclosure), I'm an environmentalist; I recycle.
Coffee Party on!
Follow over the jump for three videos to celebrate National Coffee Day, including two that list locations where one can get discounts and free coffee today.
CBS New York wished its viewers Happy National Coffee Day by listing places where they could get free or discounted coffee as well as naming two more coffee days, International Coffee Day on October 1st and National Coffee with a Cop Day on October 3rd.
An extra reason for coffee lovers to perk up today - it's National Coffee Day!KHON2 News celebrated today by inviting them to test their coffee I.Q. for National Coffee Day.
That was fun and educational, even though it was also a barely disguised infomercial for Dunkin Donuts.
Finally, no national day celebrating food or drink on this blog is complete without a video from Tipsy Bartender, so here are Four Coffee Cocktails.
Here are the recipes:"Perfect for a nice little coffee party" — indeed they are! Once again, Happy National Coffee Day!
4 COFFEE FLAVORED COCKTAILS
WAKE THE DEAD SHOOTER
1 oz. (30ml) Patron XO Cafe
1 oz. (30ml) Silver Tequila
1/2 oz. (15ml) Espresso
1. Add ice, tequila, patron xo cafe and espresso to mixing glass.
2. Shake well and strain into shot glass. Enjoy responsibly!
1 1/2 oz. (45ml) Parts Irish Whiskey
3 oz. (90ml) Parts Hot Coffee
1 oz. (30ml) Heavy Cream (Slightly Whipped)
1 Tsp Brown Sugar
1. Pour hot water into serving glass to heat.
2. Toss hot water, pour in coffee and stir in sugar until dissolved.
3. Add whiskey, stir to combine and float cream on top. Enjoy responsibly!
1 1/2 oz. (45ml) Vodka
1 oz. (30ml) Coffee Liqueur
1 Shot Espresso Ice Garnish: Coffee Beans
1. Add ice to mixing glass and add vodka, coffee liqueur and espresso. Shake vigorously.
2. Empty ice from shaker and strain mix through fine mesh strainer.
3. Garnish with coffee beans. Enjoy responsibly!
3/4 oz. (22.5ml) Vodka
3/4 oz. (22.5ml) Coffee Liqueur Espresso Shot
3/4 oz. (22.5ml) Single Cream
Dash Simple Syrup
Garnish: Cocoa Powder
1. Add ice to shaking glass and pour over all ingredients. Shake well.
2. Strain mix into glass and garnish with cocoa powder. Enjoy responsibly!
Stay tuned for a celebration of Wester, squirrels included.