In 2013, the National Coffee Association reported 83 percent of Americans are coffee drinkers, with 63 percent of Americans turning to coffee daily to keep them energized. It should come as no surprise, then, that we take an entire day to celebrate coffee; this year, National Coffee Day falls on Monday, Sept. 29.

“Drinking coffee has become an important part of the American culture,” says Matt Nielsen, COO of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Inc. “We love our Pure Coffee Extract for that very reason: it allows the home cook to easily infuse the coffee flavor that they love and crave into their recipes and baked goods, such as biscotti, a favorite coffee companion.”

This September, celebrate National Coffee Day by following Nielsen’s suggestion and infusing the rich flavor of coffee into your sweet and savory recipes with Nielsen-Massey Pure Coffee Extract:

  • Coffee Cloud Meringues: These light, airy, and naturally gluten-free meringue cookies are the perfect bite at the end of a meal. With the rich coffee flavor, they are like an after-dinner dessert and cup of coffee all rolled into one sweet package.
  • Vanilla Mocha Latte Shooters: In this adult version of a milkshake, Nielsen-Massey Tahitian Pure Vanilla Extract, Pure Chocolate Extract, and Pure Coffee Extract come together to create a mocha-inspired cocktail that guests at any party will love.
  • Kona Rubbed Steak: The flavor of coffee is not just for baked goods or drinks! This recipe combines the flavor of coffee with savory ingredients for a complexly flavored steak that will be the star of your next barbecue.

Frequently served alongside cappuccinos and lattes, biscotti have become a staple in American coffeehouses. Nielsen-Massey’s Chocolate Coffee Biscotti infuses the flavor of coffee into the biscotti with Nielsen-Massey Pure Coffee Extract. When paired with Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Bean Paste, Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Sugar, and mini chocolate chips, it makes for a cookie that is sweet and rich with a perfect chocolate and coffee finish. 

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