Happy National Coffee Day!!!

Today is National Coffee Day! September 29th, and here are some freebies, great deals and trivia. . .

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A Brief History on Coffee:
Founded By: Coffee can trace its heritage back to the ancient coffee forests in the Ethiopian plateau as legend states, with mountain goat herder Kaldi.

Why: Needless to answer, flavor, caffeine, the aroma, etc.

Where: All around the world.

When: Centuries ago. It is stated that it may be way much more, but documentation cannot prove such information to be true.

First Official National Coffee Day: The exact origin of International Coffee Day is unknown. There have been many organizations that have over the years investigated this, including the National Coffee Association, the one that the rock group Heart was a member of and supported with Colombian Coffee and Juan Veldez; before the country’s vivid regime takeovers and massive violence spread due to the assertion of cocaine growth near the late 80’s and early 90’s. An international event was first promoted in Japan in 1983. Originally, a Coffee Day began as word spread east and reached the Arabian Peninsula, in order to have the Arabic people begin to cultivate and trade coffee. The event now celebrated globally on different days in different countries, as a way to promote fair trade coffee and raise awareness for the plight of the coffee farmers. An international event is celebrated in just two days, International Coffee Day, on October 1st.

A Few Facts:
I am sharing a few facts, and more, some trivia, some not trivial. . .
More Coffee Facts and Yummy Tales:
Other Variations of Coffee:

  • Espresso: A short black approximately 1 oz., or shot of highly concentrated coffee served to “soup up” a cup of coffee, or served alone in a 2-4 oz. Espresso Cup.
  • Double Espresso: Also referred as a Doppio Espresso, is a doubled version of the single, again served to “soup up” a cup of coffee, or served alone in a 3-4 oz. Demitasse Cup.
  • Red Eye Coffee: An old world referral to increase the standard of caffeine to a normal cup of coffee. The ratio is 1 shot of espresso plus a 6 oz. of drip-brewed coffee in a 8 oz. Coffee Mug.
  • Black Eye Coffee: It is a doubled version of the Red Eye and is very high in caffeine served in an 8-10 oz. Coffee Mug.
  • Americano: Originated during World War II when soldiers would add water to their coffee to extend their rations with the water diluting the espresso while still maintaining its high level of caffeine. Served with 1 shot of espresso to a 3 oz. cup of hot water in a 5-6 oz. Clear Glass Coffee Mug.
  • Long Black: Similar to the Americano, but has more cream, and originated in New Zealand and/or Australia. Served with 1 shot of espresso to a 3 oz. cup of hot water in a 5-6 oz. Clear Glass Coffee Mug.
  • Macchiato: Macchiato means to mark or stain and references to the mark that steamed milk leaves on the surface of the espresso as it is dashed instead of being poured into the drink to keep the layering intact. Flavoring syrups can often be added into the drink according to preference. Served with 1 shot of espresso to 1 to 2 teaspoons of steamed milk in a 3 oz. Clear Glass Espresso Cup.
  • Long Macchiato: It is a taller version or the standard version and will usually be more identifiable by its distinctive layers of coffee and steamed milk. Served with 2 shots of espresso to 2 to 4 teaspoons of steamed milk in a 5 oz. Rocks Glass
  • Cortado: The Cortado takes the Macchiato one step further by evenly balancing the espresso with warm milk in order to reduce the acidity. Served with 1 shot of espresso to 1 oz. of warm milk plus 1/3 inch or a centimetre of foam in a 5 oz. Rocks Glass
  • Breve: A Breve provides a decadent twist on the average espresso, adding steamed half-and-half to create a rich and creamy texture. Served with 1 shot of espresso to 3 oz. of steamed half-and-half plus 1/3 inch or a centimetre of foam in a 5-7 oz. Low Cup.
  • Cappuccino: A creamy coffee drink, usually consumed at breakfast time in Italy and is loved worldwide. It is indulgent because of its thick layer of foam and additional flavorings can be added as well. Served with 1-2 shots of espresso to 2 oz. of steamed milk plus 2 oz. of foamed milk and an optional sprinkling of chocolate powder in a 6-8 oz. Cappuccino Mug.
  • Flat White: This originates from New Zealand and Australia, and very similar to a Cappuccino, but lacks the foam layer and chocolate powder. Steamed milk is added onto the bottom instead of using frothed on the top. It is served with 1 shot of espresso to 4 oz. of steamed milk in a 6 oz. Glass Tumbler.
  • Café Latte: Is originally considered an introductory coffee drink because the acidity and bitterness of coffee are cut by the abundant amount of milk in the beverage. Flavoring syrups are often added into the latte for the sweet-tooth. It is served with 1 shot of espresso to 8-10 oz. of steamed milk plus 1/3 inch or a centimeter of foam in a 14 oz. Mixing Glass
  • Mocha: Mocha is considered a coffee and hot chocolate hybrid with chocolate powder or syrup to give it its rich and creamy flavor, cutting the acidity of the espresso. It is served with 1 shot of espresso to 1-2 oz. of chocolate syrup or powder to 1-3 oz. of steamed milk plus 2/3 to 1 inch or2-3 centimeters of foam and/or whipped cream in an 6-8 oz. Irish Coffee Mug.
  • Vienna: There are a few variations on the Vienna. The most common is made up of Espresso and whipped cream with the whipped cream taking the place of milk and sugar to provide a creamy texture. It is served with 1-2 shots of espresso to 2 oz. of whipped cream in a 4-5 oz. Espresso Mug.
  • Affogato: Affogatos are considered a dessert coffee more than a drink served at a cafe, being made by pouring a shot of espresso over a scoop of vanilla ice cream to a dessert treat. It is made with 1-2 shots of espresso to 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream, served up in a 5-7 oz. Dessert Dish.
  • Café au Lait: It is typically made with a French Press Coffee instead of an Espresso shot in order to bring out the different flavors of coffee. It is then paired with scalded milk instead of steamed milk and poured to a 50/50 ratio. It is served up with 5 oz. of French press coffee to 5 oz. of scalded milk and served in a 12 oz. Coffee Mug.
  • Iced Coffee: Iced coffees have become very popular in the summertime in the United States and abroad. The recipes have some variance, with some locations choosing to interchange milk with water in the recipe and often served with a stronger amount of coffee due to the fact that the drink will hit the ice often with flavoring syrups added to preference. Served with a 2 oz. drip coffee or espresso to 4 oz. of ice and 4-6 oz of milk or water plus flavoring syrup to preference into a 14 oz. Mixing Glass.

More Coffee Trivia: 

  • Coffee drinking started in the Middle East
  • Coffee is enjoyed worldwide
  • America loves 💖 coffee
  • There is a Starbucks location in the CIA headquarters
  • Coffee was used in the past to punish prisoners
  • Coffee was used to assist Brazil into getting into the 1932 Olympics

How Many? The average American consumes approximately 146 billion cups of coffee every year, and that is about 2.2 cups per day, per person.
Flavors: Categories of coffee bean:

  1. Arabica (Coffee Arabica)
  2. Robusta (Coffee Caniphora)
  3. Liberica (Coffee Liberica)
  4. Excelsa (Coffee Liberica variance Dewevrei)

Caffeine Level has nothing to do with roast: It is typical to think that the darker the more caffeine. NOT!! In fact a Breakfast Blend is on the lighter side, and has way more caffeine than most dark roasts. Also, there are other roast in between to flavor thins up of Hazelnut, Pumpkin Spice and other wild varieties. Here is a list of the typical roasts available:

  • White Roast Coffee.
  • Light Roast.
  • Medium Roast.
  • Medium-Dark Roast.
  • Dark Roast.

U.S.: I am truly confident that in the U.S., the coffee trend will continue everywhere–on and on! We like the days celebrating coffee, anyway— ANY day. Coffee Cake makes it better.
Worldwide: The world loves COFFEE! the Coffee Cake too. How yummy. . .

FREEBIES & DEALS For National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day Deals, Freebies & Specials
Special Deal
Valid Dates
Dunkin’ Donuts Perks members can get a free medium hot or iced coffee with any purchase.
September 29
Atlas Coffee Club
Atlas Coffee Club Customers can use the code “ATLASCOFFEEDAY22” on the website and get their first bag (12 oz) of premium single-origin coffee FREE with any subscription (just cover shipping).
Sept. 26 until Oct. 3
With the McDonald’s App, customers can redeem any size Premium Roast Coffee or Iced Coffee for just $0.99 once daily at participating restaurants nationwide (including on National Coffee Day).
Until December 31
Kwik Trip
Kwik Trip and Kwik Star Stores will offer a Free Long John Donut with the purchase of any Karuba Hot or Iced Beverage using the Kwik Rewards loyalty program.
September 29
A free Cold Brew coffee with the purchase of any in-store item. The promotion can be redeemed through the Sheetz app and is valid for any size cold brew at all of Sheetz’s more than 660 locations.
September 29
Dutch Bros Coffee
Dutch Bros Rewards members will be entered to win free Dutch for a year when they roll through their local shop and scan their Dutch Pass™.
September 29
Massimo Zanetti Beverage
Shopmzb customers will get 20% off orders placed by using the code “COFFEEDAY”. Kauai Coffee customers will get 15% off orders placed on kauaicoffee.com, by using the code “KOPE22”. What’s more, Segafredo Zanetti will offer 15% off all purchases and free shipping on orders over $25 from their online store, segafredocoffee.com to customers who use the code “CHEERS” at checkout
September 29
QuickChek Coffee
A free 20 oz. hot or iced coffee to first-time users who download the free QuickCheck app and join QuickCheck Rewards.
left 29
Peet's Coffee
20% off beans, K-cup® pods and capsules nationwide in Coffeebars and on Peets.com. While Peet’s offers a free small drip coffee with 1 lb. coffee purchase in Coffeebars throughout the year, on Thursday, Sept. 29, Peet’s Coffee will offer a free small drip coffee with ANY purchase in Coffeebars. In addition, a limited-time fall menu that includes seasonal favorite Pumpkin Latte and new Caramel Apple Latte, as well as plant-based Pumpkin Cold Brew Oat Latte with Brown Sugar Jelly.
Sept. 29 until Oct. 2
EG America
On National Coffee Day, SmartPay App users can receive a free hot or iced coffee of any size, by using a coupon that will be automatically sent to their account. The offer is valid at all Cumberland Farms, Turkey Hill, Tom Thumb, Kwik Shop, Quik Stop, Minit Mart, Loaf ‘N Jug, Fastrac, and Certified Oil stores. Additionally, starting September 24 through the month of October, all EG America banners will have Free Coffee Fridays. Guests who visit any location on a Friday can get a free coffee, hot or iced, any size, limit one per guest per day.
September 29 — September 24 until October 31
Dunn Brothers Coffee
A free medium-brewed coffee to customers who use their  Dunn Brothers reward app.
September 29
20% off on the entire line of coffee in the Ikea Swedish Food Market. In addition to this, they offer free coffee daily for family members and they will be doing some fun recipes using coffee on social media.
Sept. 1 until Oct. 4
Caribou Coffee
$3 medium handcrafted beverages for all perks members. Becoming a Caribou Perks member is free and easy – people can do so by downloading the Caribou app. Additionally, Caribou will be offering a limited-edition tumbler to celebrate its 30th birthday for $19.92 (the year Caribou opened). With the purchase of a tumbler, you will become eligible to receive complimentary brewed coffee for a week. Caribou Perks membership not necessary for this offer.
September 29
La Colombe
BOGO 50% Off all of their 12oz boxes of Coffee Beans in all LaCOLUMBE cafes and on the LaCOLUMBE website.
September 29 until October 1
Coffee Beanery
At participate Coffee Beanery stores we will be celebrating by offering any sized fresh brewed coffee for just 99¢. Additionally, stores will be offering $2 off a 12oz bag of coffee.
September 29
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
By trying the new Cracker Barrel Peanut Butter Cup Mocha, available until Oct. 24. This beverage can be enjoyed iced or hot and features expresso with chocolate whipped cream, drizzled with chocolate and peanut butter sauces, starting at $3.79*. Guests looking to celebrate the holiday with more traditional flavors like vanilla, caramel or mocha can choose from a selection of Classic Crafted Coffees served iced or hot, starting at $3.49* (*prices vary by location, check CrackerBarrel.com to find out more information).
Sept. 29 until Oct. 24
A $1.00 coffee with any purchase and $1.50 specialty coffee with any purchase at Cinnzeo Bakery Cafe.
September 29
Dark Horse Coffee Roasters
15% off on Whole Bean, Home Brewing Equipment, and all Merchandise at Dark Horse Coffee.
September 29
Del Taco
A free coffee with any purchase till 11am every day in the Del Taco – Del Yeah! Rewards app.
September 29
Aroma Joe's
A FREE 16-ounce (hot or iced) coffee for all Amoma Joe’s guests or FREE up to 24-ounce (hot or iced) coffee for their AJ’s Rewards members. In addition, Aroma Joe’s is once again donating $1 for every FREE coffee given on September 29 to the Dempsey Center.
September 29
Jack in the Box
A free Mocha Creammaccino with any Jack in the Box in-app purchase
September 29
Tim Hortons
U.S. Tim Hortons guests can receive a $0.25 medium hot or iced coffee all day when ordering on the Tims app or website.
September 29
Pure Cane customers who enter the discount code “NATCOFFEEDAY22” 25% off the Purecane Spoonable Canister  and Purecane Sweetener Packets.
September 29 until October, at 11:59pm PST
la Madeleine
laMadeleine customers who order through the App or online can redeem a free regular or large Drip Coffee with any purchase (free Drip Coffee must be added to check for the reward to work). The offer is limited to one redemption for each app subscriber, and it’s not valid for delivery.
September 29
Shipley Do-Nuts
A free medium cup of coffee or cold brew with any purchase at Shipley Donuts. The offer is available both online and in-store at participating locations.
September 29
Brooklyn Roasting Company
15% off sitewide with the code “JAVA” at Brooklynroasting.com, as well as 15% off drip coffee and doughnut items, plus 10% off espresso based drinks at any Brooklynroasting.com cafe.
September 29
Palace Coffee Company
$2 of bags of wholebean coffee as well as $2 drip coffee at Palace Coffee Company.
September 29
Grounds for Coffee
A 2 for 1 on any specialty drink at Grounds For Coffee
September 29
N!CK’s offers one free pint of N!CK’s Coffee Karamell flavor with any frozen order using the code: YAYCOFFEE.
September 29
Java City Coffee
15% off of purchase on Java City Coffee by using the code “COFFEELOVER”
September 30 until October 1

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