National Coffee Day Is Coming Soon!

Are you a coffee lover? Next Friday – September 29th, 2017 – is National Coffee Day! Do you plan to celebrate? Maybe you’ll enjoy a decadent coffee recipe on this special day. Or maybe you’ll finally create that coffee bar in your home that you’ve been craving.

In anticipation of National Coffee Day, I’m sharing coffee-inspired ideas to enhance this special day. And at the end of the post, you’ll find where to enjoy National Coffee Day freebies.

Coffee Quote

Coffee as Art

I’ve always wanted to make those pretty, creamy swirls on the surface of a piping hot mug of coffee. Have any of you attempted this … or succeeded at it? Here are a few patterns you might want to try.

Pretty Coffee for National Coffee Day


Pretty Coffee for National Coffee Day


Pretty Coffee for National Coffee Day


Coffee Bars

A few of my friends have created cozy coffee bars in their home. Let their ideas inspire you to finally create your own! First up is this beauty of a coffee bar with Rae Dunn items from Aratari at Home.

Coffee Bar by Aratari at Home


A Blue Nest shares her 5 easy tips for creating a functional and pretty coffee bar.

Coffee Bar by Blue Nest


My Life from Home also shares her tips for creating a cozy coffee station. The mug is adorable and I love the sign … “less is more unless it’s coffee.” So true!

Coffee Bar by My Life from Home


I found a few creative coffee bars at Houzz too. This one is tucked inside a beautiful built-in cabinet.

Photo by Lankford Design Group


A chalkboard wall creates space for drawing, with floating shelves to hold mugs and other coffee paraphernalia.

Photo by Beasley & Henley Interior Design


An adorable mini-Smeg refrigerator creates a convenient place for cream and milk.

Photo by Tallulah & Bird LLC, Interior Design


Coffee Recipes

One of my popular posts talks about how to make cappuccino without a fancy machine.

How to make cappuccino by Town and Country Living


My friend Shannon at AKA Design shares how to make an iced latte on her blog.

Iced Latte by AKA Design


Everything is pumpkin spice this time of year and Kendall Rayburn shows how to make a dreamy Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Coffee Float. Yum!

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Float by Kendall Rayburn


And speaking of ice cream, you’ll find a mouth-watering no-churn coffee ice cream recipe at Christina’s Adventures.

No-Churn Coffee Ice Cream by Christina's Adventures

My personal favorite coffee drink is iced coffee. Especially during the summer. I make coffee the regular way and then turn off the pot and let it cool a little. I fill my cup or glass with coffee ice cubes (just fill your ice cube tray with coffee instead of water) so that the coffee doesn’t get watered down as the ice melts. Add your favorite creamer – mine is Italian Sweet Creme by Coffee-mate – just a dash because it’s pretty sweet.

Iced Coffee


Coffee Shops

Lucky for hubby and me, we have a new coffee shop in town called The Corner Grind. It’s owned by a wonderful couple that I’ve known for many years. I’m so happy their business is a huge success in our little town. Their coffee is good and their muffins are divine!

The Corner Grind in Elburn, Illinois

Photo courtesy of The Corner Grind


What’s your favorite quaint little coffee shop?

Coffee Shop


Freebies on National Coffee Day

If you’re a coffee lover, circle Friday, September 29th on your calendar and then check out these opportunities for enjoying a free cup of your favorite Joe. Krispy Kreme is giving you 3 whole days to enjoy the coffee holiday!

Krispy Kreme

Dunkin’ Donuts (buy one get one free)

Punchbowl (send a free digital coffee day card)


Good Ideas Coffee Quote

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  1. A cup of coffee in front of me as I read your blog. I don’t drink a LOT of coffee, but I do enjoy two cups of caffeinated in the morning and one cup of decaffeinated in the afternoon. Mostly black, with a touch of sweet cream and I too like it iced. It’s a treat for me to go to a coffee shop and when I do, I indulge my taste for the decadent brews that I don’t fix at home. I tell myself I deserve it……

  2. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I am not a coffee drinker except in the cooler weather and i like decaffeinated with creamer at night. I will have to try a remember to try Italian sweet cream. Thanks Jennifer.

  3. I love coffee! I have a different flavor a with the matching creamer, lol. I loved this post since I am a coffeeholic.

  4. Thank you for sharing our coffee bar! Loving all these coffee bars & yummy coffee drinks!

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