Caffeine Enthusiasts, Here’s Your Guide To Celebrate International Coffee Day

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Today’s good mood is sponsored by International Coffee Day! As die-hard fans of the beverage (we mean don’t-talk-to-us-till-we’ve-not-had-our-morning-cuppa-coffee kinda fans), we’re all set to celebrate this brew-tiful day. Join the club if you’re a coffee connoisseur like us and want to celebrate it too. Wondering how? Take cues from a coffee guide we’ve curated for you. Whether you’re in the mood to indulge in your favourite cappuccino, make your own cold brew at home, or gift yourself the perfect coffee tools, here’s all that you can do to celebrate the universally loved magic potion today (and every day).

Start by indulging in coffee treats!

1. Coffee Cake, The Baker’s Dozen

Whether you want to end your meal on a sweet note or indulge in an afternoon snack, this treat is the perfect pick to satisfy your cravings. Baked by Aditi Handa, the indulgent eggless cake is made with fresh filter coffee decoction and packed with a special German technology that maintains the flavours.

Price: INR 159

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2. Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters

Elevate your coffee drinking experience at Blue Tokai’s quaint cafe spread across multiple locations. Large windows offer a peek into the process of the actual roasting of the coffee beans, besides serving you freshly grounded coffee, equipment and more. And hey, if the cafe isn’t there in your city yet, you can always place your order for their brew kits online.

3. Godiva Cold Brew, Coco Cafe

Head to SoBo’s sweet new spot and savour this decadent-looking coffee drink.

Price: INR 275+ taxes

Up the ante of your at-home brew with these quintessential tools

1. Frother, Sleepy Owl Coffee®

No coffee is complete without a good amount of froth. Now you can be your own barista by brewing a velvety cup of coffee in-house with these easy-to-make Hot Brew Bags and a powerful Frother.

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2. Finero Next Coffee Capsule Machine with Frothimo Milk Frother, Coffeeza

So what if you can’t head to your favourite cafe for a freshly brewed cup? You can have the same experience from the comfort of your home with Coffeeza’s coffee capsule machine. Best for those who love black coffee, it brews espresso and lungo. But if you prefer a milk-based beverage, you can pair it with a Milk Frother that comes separately and has hot and cold milk frothing options. With each machine, you get 60 assorted coffee capsules free.

Price: Frothimo is priced at Rs. 13,499 and Rs. 4999 respectively, inclusive of 18% GST

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Gift your fellow coffee connoisseurs (or yourself) caffeine-loaded hampers!

1. Obsessive Coffee Disorder Hamper, The Gift Studio

Know someone who’s a big coffee addict? This all-in-one hamper is the perfect gift for them. From instant coffee packs and espressos to coffee jars and brew pack sets, the box of goodness covers it all.

Price: 3,099

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2. Coffee Brewsters Kit, Something’s Brewing

This good looking box contains 250 gm coffee of your choice, a ceramic french press, a coffee mug and cookies.

Price: INR 19,990

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Whip up some coffee-infused drinks from the comfort of your home with two interesting recipes

1. Cafe Rumatini by Makazai Rum

Inspired by Stilldistilling Spirits (a homegrown distillery that serves Maka Zai rum), this cocktail combines the best of both worlds–coffee and rum (yum!) Here’s what you need:

  • 60ml- Maka Zai Gold
  • 20ml – Fresh Espresso
  • 15ml – Chocolate Syrup

In a shaker, add all the ingredients and lightly muddle the coffee and chocolate syrup, add ice and give it a nice shake. Pour it into a tall glass with ice and garnish it with some grated cinnamon. And you’re good to go!

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2. Dolce Chocolate Latte

Now, this is something you’ll love a latte! Get a hefty dose of chocolate, cream and caffeine with this delicious, easy recipe. Ingredients:

  • 30ml Espresso (Moka Pot coffee)
  • 60ml Milk
  • 60ml cream
  • 20gm White chocolate
  • 10ml Vanilla Syrup (optional)

Heat milk, cream, white chocolate and espresso in a medium size pan until chocolate is melted and stir occasionally. Add Vanilla Syrup and make it hot as per the desired drinking temperature. Pour into coffee mugs and top with some grated white chocolate.

Tip for vegans: Replace milk with almond milk and cream with soy cream.

Recipe by Abdul Sahid Khan, Head Trainer, Lavazza India

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And if you love scrolling through aesthetically-pleasing coffee reels, here are some of our faves for your viewing pleasure:


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