Today we celebrate an import that needs no introduction, no advertising team or even much more than a lump or two of sugar to appreciate its greatness. While I could, with great ease, go on to list all of the things that make coffee an irreplaceable culinary resource, I'm positive anyone who's reading this from the discomfort of an office desk or at the wee hours of its posting, is all too familiar with this liquid life line. So, let's raise a cup of joe in unison and honor the tiny brown bean many of us have come to rely on for creative fuel and the energy to get us through the longest of days.
Our first recipe pours in from Sweet Pea's Kitchen and gives us something to look forward to on our work breaks besides checking voicemails and waiting in bank lines. These Coffee Break Muffins deliver a blissful buzz cloaked in chocolate, cinnamon and brown sugar and can be enjoyed as an early morning wake-me-up or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up.
Add a splash of spice to your morning coffee with Savvy Eats' recipe for Pumpkin Syrup. This time of year everyone seems to jump on the pumpkin wagon, and why shouldn't they? These gorgeous gourds make it easy to turn every day into an autumn celebration one sip at a time.
You'll absolutely go nuts for the donuts in this next recipe. Just when you thought you'd heard of everything The Tomato Tart shows up with this fun and festive recipe for Donut Infused Vodka. A perfect pairing with any coffee-based cocktail, this sweet shot is a must-try this fall.
Top off your Coffee Day celebration with this sweet and salty treat from Easy Cooking. Coffee is but one of the cravings satisfied in this quick and easy recipe for Coffee Biscuit Custard Pudding. Mix up a batch of this custard-cookie combo and serve fresh with a heaping pile off good conversation.