National Coffee Day Links + Weekly Wrap Up

coffee day
This Sunday, September 29th is National Coffee Day. Before my 30th birthday I was a complete and total coffee novice. I’d had a stray frappa-whatever drink here and there, but coffee was never a part of my daily routine. Then I turned 30, left for the book tour and a sea of 4am flights and discovered the wonder that is coffee. I haven’t quite reached Tina Belcher status, but I’m on my way. So to celebrate the holiday I thought I’d share the best of the best coffee-related recipes and posts from our D*S archives. From tips to naturally flavoring coffee to coffee-flavored cake (my two favorite things together!), there’s a weekend cooking idea here for everyone. Here’s hoping you all get a chance to stop, relax and have a nice coffee drink in honor of the thing that helps most of us wake up every morning. Have a great weekend- see you next week! xo, grace

Below is a summary of this week’s highlights:


Don’t forget the Irish Coffee:

Whip some cream with sugar. Put 2 teaspoons into a mug of hot water to warm.
Pour a measure of whiskey into a sturdy wineglass. Add a teaspoon of sugar and fill up with coffee to about half an inch from the top of the glass. Stir to dissolve the sugar.
Now use one of the warmed teaspoons to spoon the whipped cream onto the coffee – the heat of the spoon will make the cream slide off easily so there is minimal chance of it sinking. When the cream starts to stick to the spoon, put that spoon back into the hot water and start using the other one. If you’re making several Irish Coffees alternate the spoons to keep them warm (this is a a great trick for adding the cream, it will transform your Irish coffees)
Enjoy :)


Oops, should have said “Put 2 teaspoons into a mug of hot water to warm AND whip some cream with sugar” (you don’t put teaspoons full of cream into the hot water!)

Paige of Well-Lettered

Yes! After being deprived of Seattle coffee the last two months, I am reveling I the fact that there is an excellent cafe on every corner once more. My wallet…not so much, so perhaps I need to take advantage of the recipes you shared.


Love Coffee! Thanks for the links. Just checked out Sticky Toffee Coffee Cake. Going to try this one.

Juan Carlo Del Rosario

I had a great time with this National Coffee day last month. It was a great experience. I really loved coffee, one of the reason why I wake up every morning with smile on my face. :D


National coffee drinking day and national donut eating day are the best ever “holidays” I can think of. I love coffee added to chocolate cake.