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National Coffee Day Deals!

Its almost here, National Coffee Day 2012!! National Coffee Day will be on Saturday, September 29. Many companies are offering deals and freebies on that day, some are even honoring National Coffee Day a little earlier!! Yea!!!

Caribou Coffee is debuting Amy’s Blend coffee in their stores nation wide on National Coffee Day by offering a free small cup of Amy’s Blend to customers. They will be selling larger sizes at a discounted price if a small doesn’t tickle your fancy. You will pay .50 cents for a medium and $1 for a large cup. They will be officially releasing Amy’s Blend sometime in October.

McDonalds and Einstein Bros. Bagels are is not satisfied with giving coffee just one day so they are having a National Coffee Week!

At McDonalds you can get a free small coffee everyday starting on September 23rd on the East Coast. If you don’t live on the east coast, you should still check your local McDonanlds because word has it that some franchise owners who are not on the east coast are opting in on the celebration and offering freebies too, some throughout the week and some just on National Coffee Day.

Einstein Bros. Bagels are celebrating coffee all week long with discounted coffee drinks. They are offering 50% off specialty coffee drinks of the day throughout the week. Each day brings a new discounted drink. Hold on, they are not done! On National Coffee Day, pumpkin-flavored lattes will be the drink and its buy one get on free! There are 2 things I love in life, a true BOGO (buy one get one free) sale and anything pumpkin in the fall. I’m a happy camper!

Tim Hortons has a BOGO coffee deal too. “Like” Tim Hortons on Facebook and you’ll be able to print out a coupon to get a free cup of coffee when you buy a cup on National Coffee Day.

7-Eleven is creating their own brand of fun by designating the day before National Coffee Day, Friday, September 28th, as CofFREE Day. On CofFree day participating stores will give you a free large cup of hot coffee, tea, latte or cappuccino between 6am and 10am while supplies last!

Krispy Kreme is giving away free 12 oz cups of coffee on National Coffee Day and you will also get a chance to enter to win a free coffee for a year!

Kangaroo Express, a convenience store chain located in 13 Southern states, will be selling its Bean Street brand of coffee for a penny on National Coffee Day.

If I find more deals I’ll let you know. In the meantime, if you know of one I haven’t mentioned, please let me know in the comments!

Pumpkin Spice Latte — Delicious Copycat to Starbucks

Pumpkin Spice Latte ( compare to Starbucks )

Note: if you are using the pumpkin spice syrup, you do not need the canned pumpkin

Ingredients:

1-2 shots espresso (1/4 C. espresso or 1/2 C. strong brewed coffee)

1 c. half and half

1 tb. canned pumpkin :: you may use either whole pumpkin or pie mix

1 tsp. Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Optional pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon.

Directions:

(no espresso machine?)

Pumpkin Spice Coffee - Latte Starbucks Copycat Pumpkin Spice Flavored Coffee from Honey Bean Coffee makes a great base, and it’s great cup of coffee all by itself.

To make a pumpkin latte in your home: In a small saucepan, stir pumpkin puree into half and half. Add the syrup. Heat on medium until steaming, stirring constantly. You do not want the milk to burn.

In a blender on high speed, use whip setting for 20 seconds until foaming. Pour the mixture into a tall glass and pour coffee over the top. Dust with ground pumpkin pie spice or nutmeg.

(with an espresso machine)

Pour syrup in medium mug and pull your shots. Steam the half and half. Add shots to syrup and then add the steamed milk. Dust with nutmeg. Yum yum!