National Coffee Day 2020

National Coffee Day 2020

Do Coffee the Right Way with These Tips and Recipes!

This National Coffee Day, while you may not be able to head out to your favorite coffee shop and enjoy your regular order, you can bring your preferred gourmet caffeinated drinks to your home instead! From the classic drip coffee machines, to the Keurig, to the TikTok trends and at-home recipes galore, there’s no need to miss out on your go-to daily pick-me-up!

While we’re at it, let’s revamp our regular routine and reorganize! Coffee stations can easily get messy, what with beans, grounds, filters, K-cups, and more. Let’s clean up this area before we get started trying some yummy recipes!

Whether in a designated coffee bar you’ve created in your home, or simply getting your pantry and fridge into shape, mDesign can help!

If you’re more of a ‘hit a button and go’ type of person, you likely have loads of K-cups that need somewhere to live other than in a jumbled mess in the cabinet. These organizer baskets are great for storing all of these items neatly and easily visible when needed.

These cutlery caddies make perfect organizers for metal or paper straws, tea napkins, sugar packets, and powder creamers or flavor syrups.

Metal Wire Kitchen Pantry Coffee K-Cup Storage Basket Plastic Kitchen Cabinet Cutlery Flatware Caddy Perfect for Coffee Bar Storage

Need fresh coffee beans stored and kept fresh for your morning cup (or many, many cups if you’re like me)? Try some airtight canisters. These canisters have an opening on the lid for easy access to your contained items and are the perfect size to arrange your different roasts.

Last but not least, if you’re like most people I know, you have an ever-growing collection of mugs. Mugs that have been gifts, memories from a trip you took, or simply some that are just plain cute! Parting with them seems to be more difficult than one would think, so instead of overflowing your cabinets, let’s double the storage space in your existing cabinet or pantry. mDesign’s raised storage shelves automatically create two levels of storage for all your mugs and maximizes your space.

Airtight Food Storage Containers with Lids to Keep Coffee Beans Fresh Metal Kitchen Cabinet Pantry Raised Storage Shelf for Dishes and Coffee Mugs

Now that you have organized your coffee essentials, you’re able to create all kinds of caffeinated concoctions at home.

The latest TikTok whipped coffee trend took the internet by storm during quarantine. It sounds and looks fancy and complex to achieve this drink at home on your own, but by following the recipe below, you can be sipping on some whipped coffee in no time.

Whipped Coffee
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar, or to taste
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  1. n a medium bowl, combine instant coffee, sugar, and boiling water.
  2. Whisk vigorously for 2 to 3 minutes in a zig-zag motion until mixture resembles whipped cream.
  3. In a serving glass, add ice if serving cold and top with milk of choice or just add hot milk. Spoon whipped mixture on top, swirl into the milk and serve.

For additional tips and answers to questions you may have while whipping up this coffee creation, visit this site.

Another popular trend that visits us every year without fail, summoning the most “basic” of us all, is the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte! Or PSL for those of us who are die-hard pumpkin fans. This is yet another delectable delight that you do not need to miss out on this season, regardless of the pandemic.

Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice, plus more for sprinkling
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup hot espresso or strong brewed coffee
  • Sweetened whipped cream, for serving
  1. Combine the milk, pumpkin puree, sugar, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla in a medium microwave safe bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and vent with a small hole. Microwave until the milk is hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Whisk vigorously until the milk mixture is foamy, about 30 seconds.
  2. Pour the espresso or coffee into a large mug and add the foamed milk. Top with whipped cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice.

If you need any additional assistance, a video of the recipe above being created can be found here.

While working from home, as many of us have grown accustomed to over the last six months, finding that extra boost of energy and motivation can be a challenge. The bed to workspace proximity can be all too convenient and tempting, leaving you in a relaxed state that isn’t necessarily conducive to productivity.

One coffee drink that always gets me up and running right away with a kick, is a cold brew coffee. Typically, my go-to is picking one up on my way to work in the drive thru. Since my commute to work now consists of walking from my bedroom to my living room, I don’t have that luxury. I do, however, have a kitchen and the means to create my very own cold brew at home.

Cold Brew Coffee
  • 8 ounces whole coffee beans
  • 8 cups (2 quarts) water, preferably filtered
  • 2 (3-quart) jars or pitchers with lids
  • Cheesecloth
  • Rubber band
  • Fine-mesh strainer
  1. Grind the coffee beans into a coarse grind. Grind the coffee beans in a coffee grinder until they are coarsely ground. Depending on the capacity of the coffee grinder, you may need to grind the coffee in batches. The goal is a coarse grind about the size of demerara or raw sugar.
  2. Combine the ground coffee and water in the jar. Pour the ground coffee in to a 3-quart jar or pitcher. Add the water.
  3. Stir to incorporate. Gently stir the coffee with the water until well-blended. The coffee will float to the top as it sits, but don’t stress about that — just make sure all of the coffee gets wet.
  4. Steep the coffee overnight in the fridge. Cover and refrigerate the cold brew for at least 18 hours or up to 24 hours.
  5. Strain the coffee concentrate. Line a fine-mesh strainer with cheesecloth and set it over a large measuring cup. Slowly pour the coffee concentrate through the strainer. Depending on the size of your strainer, you may need to strain the coffee in batches. Fight the temptation to squeeze or press the coffee grounds in the cheesecloth.
  6. Transfer to the cold brew to a clean jar for longer-term storage. Once strained, transfer the coffee to clean, airtight jars for long-term storage. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
  7. Make your iced coffee. To serve, fill a glass with 1 cup ice cubes. Pour 1/2 cup the cold brew over the ice, add 1/2 cup cold water, and stir to combine. Add sweet cream or half-and-half if desired and enjoy.

Storage: Undiluted cold brew will last for up to 2 weeks refrigerated; diluted cold brew will last 2 to 3 days refrigerated.

Try one of the recipes above to expand your daily coffee selection, even at home! While you’re at it, reorganize your caffeination situation so everyday can be National Coffee Day!

Shop the Look: Bamboo bins are perfect for storing coffee supplies and appliances.

Shaylee Dillen is a SEO Content Writer at mDesign
and onsiders herself a caffeine and cosmetics fanatic!

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Posted: Sep 29, 2020