Coffee is a popular, delicious and versatile beverage made by infusing the beans of the coffee plant in hot water. Over the decades, adventurous coffee lovers have invented myriad ways of making their coffee. They moved beyond old methods to new methods of making tasty, excellent quality coffee. Some use coffee pots, coffee brewers, and cold-brew drip makers, among others. However, what really matters is to make sure you make coffee that best serves your taste.
History Of Coffee
The history of coffee first dates back to Yemen, the Middle East. It started as a commodity used for barter trade and commerce in the Yemeni District, Arabia, in the early 1400s. By the dawn of the 15th century, coffee had become a Middle Eastern product. Along with tea, people started drinking coffee throughout the region in countries like Turkey, Syria, and Persia (modern-day Iran). Coffee became a fix for thirsty people. Besides, in Africa, it was first introduced in Egypt.
A century later, in the 1600s, Coffee spread out to the continent of Europe. It was discovered by European traders and merchants during their trade expeditions in the Middle East. Italy was the first country to adopt the beverage, with the city Venice first welcoming the new product in 1615.
By the mid-16th century, the British brought coffee with them to their new colonies. The brew caught much attention from new coffee drinkers and its popularity led to a craving. Coffee houses which were better known as coffee shops where people would visit and drink strong coffee had sprung up by the advent of the 17th century.
In the other continents of the Americas, North America and the Caribbean (South America), coffee was introduced in 1723 by a single seedling which was transported to Martinique, by a French naval officer.
By the 1960s, Americans had developed an unquenched craving for coffee which led to the establishment of the popular Seattle Company, Starbucks. Starbucks special coffee changed everything and the US coffee shop market industry sprung up into billions of dollars.
Now, in the 21st century, coffee has gone worldwide and is consumed in large amounts from big cities to small towns. It’s easier than ever to get your fix of a cup of coffee and satisfy that coffee craving as you kick start your day.
Statistically, in the US alone, 75 per cent of caffeine consumed by Americans comes from coffee. 66 per cent of women and 62 per cent of men drink coffee every day. This sums up to 400 million coffees consumed throughout America every day. On average, the average American drinks up to 3.1 coffees each day which totals a whopping 146 billion coffees consumed each year in the same America.
What Is National Coffee Day?
National Coffee Day is a day to promote and celebrate the world’s favourite and popular caffeinated beverage. It is also called the International Day of Coffee. This day offers a great opportunity to know about the coffee beverage. Besides, the day is also used to enhance the fair trade of coffee as well as shed more light on the awareness and plight of coffee farmers.
History Of National Coffee Day
The exact origin of the International Day of Coffee is unknown.
When Is National Coffee Day?
National Coffee Day is celebrated on different days depending on country and region. In the United States, it is celebrated on September 29th every year. In most countries and other parts world, the international Coffee Day has marked on October 1st annually.
This was after the first official date of the International Coffee Day which was announced on October 01, 2015. The date was settled upon by the then International Coffee Organization and was launched in Milan, Italy.
Events take place in different places across the world. During this day, coffee businesses offer free and discounted cups of coffee. This includes special deals and coupons to hook up lovers of coffee with their special treats of coffee.
There are other National Coffee Day related holidays, including the National Coffee Milkshake Day which is marked on July 26 annually.
How Can You Celebrate National Coffee Day?
The National Coffee day is a day to enjoy coffee. Find out how you can celebrate this caffeinated beverage holiday in style.
In honour of National coffee day, you can visit a quiet restaurant and treat yourself to a sweet cup of coffee; a celebration cup!
Send A Gift
You can celebrate the day with your fellow coffee lovers by sending them coffee. Besides, you can gift them with coffee subscriptions such that they enjoy tasty coffee delivered to them right at their doorstep or at the office. You can gift them with coffee baskets which include a variety of coffee beans and their accessories.
Moreover, some big brands require you to nominate your favourite coffee lovers and offer prizes for winning nominees. You can nominate your fellow coffee lovers and they could stand a chance of winning.
Try A New Recipe
Celebrate the day by trying to make make a new drink. Try a coffee recipe with flavour and tastes that are new to your tasting buds. These recipes ideas can be found online. The smell of a new drink might ignite your holiday.
Enter A Contest
For coffee lovers, coffee-themed challenges can be exciting. To commemorate the day, you can grab a chance and participate in coffee contests where you could win free coffee beans, accessories and a whole lot of others prizes. Who wouldn’t want coffee prizes?
Get Free Coffee On National Coffee Day 2022
The National Coffee Day is about creating awareness of the beverage and freebies are always on the rise. Popular brands such as Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbuck, MacDonald’s, and Krispy Kreme among others offer free hot delicious cups of coffee including new samples from recipes.
Some of these brands offer free medium-sized coffee while others are any size. Some of them need you to bring reusable cups and have them filled and refilled with tasty coffee. Some offer free coffee all day to all parents and caregivers.
You can tag a friend or personally visit your favourite coffee shop on the coffee holiday and see what’s on offer. Surprisingly, the deals are always celebratory and you can sample myriad types of coffee.
Why Drink Coffee?
Coffee is good for the brain: Coffee helps our brains in the production of dopamine and adrenaline which improves memory. Research has shown that regular coffee consumption can reduce the likelihood of developing dementia by 65 per cent.
It is a sensory experience: Coffee make us use all of our sense. It’s no doubt that coffee lovers can agree that coffee makes them feel good.
Coffee is arguably the best-caffeinated beverage and indeed deserved a fun holiday. Celebrate the Coffee Day holiday in a great way. Happy National Coffee Day!