Celebrate National Coffee Day with illy

Calling all coffee-lovers! Java isn’t just for enjoying in the AM. Experience everyone’s favorite brewed beverage like you’ve never seen (or tasted) it before.

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September 29 is National Coffee Day. Not that we need a reason to savor some java. And it seems we’re in good company. More and more Americans are consuming coffee daily.
While we all love waking up with a cup (or two) of joe, it isn’t just for the morning. Rich, complex, and aromatic, coffee delights any time of day (or night)—and we have the recipes to prove it!

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From espresso-infused cocktails to decadent desserts, these are the palette pleasers we’ll be brewing, err whipping up, with the help of our NEW Y3.2 Espresso & Coffee Machine on September 29—and beyond. 

Photography by Aaron Bengochea

1. Cappuccino Tempesta
Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Our favorite way to beat the dreaded 3PM slump is with a dreamy, creamy, caffeinated blended beverage.

  • 2 ounces espresso
  • 2 ounces low fat milk
  • 1⁄3 ounce simple syrup
  • ice 

  1. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
  2. Add 2 ounces of chilled, low fat milk.
  3. Add 1⁄3 ounce of simple syrup (see page 33).
  4. Prepare and add 2 ounces of espresso.
  5. Shake vigorously (50-60 times) in a back and forth motion.
  6. Pour into a 10-12 ounce glass.
  7. Serve with a straw.

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2. Cioccolatini
Meet the espresso martini’s elegant older sibling—spiked with vodka as well as chocolate and coffee liqueur. A toast to this sophisticated and scrumptious sipper.

  • chocolate sauce
  • 1 ounce espresso
  • 1 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1 1/2 ounce chocolate liqueur
  • 1 1/2 ounce coffee liqueur
  • ice
  • cocoa powder to garnish 

  1. Drizzle chocolate sauce inside a 5 ounce martini glass.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
  3. Prepare and add 1 ounce of espresso.
  4. Add 1 1⁄2 ounce of vodka, 1 1⁄2 ounce of chocolate liqueur, and 1⁄2 ounce coffee liqueur.
  5. Shake vigorously (several time times) in a back and forth motion.
  6. Strain into martini glass and dust with cocoa powder.

Photography by Aaron Bengochea

3. Tiramisu
Put down the fork. All you need is a spoon to indulge in this luscious—and dare we say sexy—spin on a classic tiramisu.

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2-3 ladyfingers
  • 1 ounce espresso
  • cocoa powder to garnish
  • 1 teaspoon sweet Marsala wine (optional) 

  1. In blender, add 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream and 2-3 ladyfingers.
  2. Prepare and add 1 ounce of espresso.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon sweet Marsala wine (optional).
  4. Blend on medium speed until smooth.
  5. Pour into a 6-8 ounce serving glass and dust with cocoa powder. 

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Published on September 29, 2017 - 5:00am EDT

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