Yes, September 29th is officially designated as THE day to celebrate that all-inspiring cuppa joe.
My publicist, Miranda Spigener, knowing my love of java, just clued me in. Well, I had to check it out, and yes indeedy it’s all over the internet. My favorite article so far is Tiffany Hsu’s of LA Times. And I quote:
“Get ready for a full weekend buzz – National Coffee Day is Saturday and there are freebies and bargains aplenty.“Coffee consumption is up 7% from 2011, according to a report from the National Coffee Assn. Researchers this year found that java drinkers who average several cups per day have the lowest risk of death during the study. Another study this month found evidence that the brew can reduce physical pain.
“To help deliver a caffeine boost, several coffee companies are offering up drinks cheap or gratis through Saturday.“Convenience store chain 7-Eleven is launching its CofFREE Day on Friday, giving visitors who arrive by 10 a.m. a free 20-ounce coffee at participating locations. Doughnut purveyor Krispy Kreme will give customers a free 12-ounce cup of joe on Saturday.
“Party-planning website Punchbowl is offering free digital greeting cards to celebrate the made-up holiday. Einstein Bros Bagels is selling Vanilla Hazelnut Lattes half-off.”Wow. I had no idea. Do any of you remember this from last year? Well, I for one will be heading off to Pasadena, TX to the SycamoreGrounds coffee house, my fave haunt for gourmet coffee and trendy treats. You remember it. I blog about it all the time.
And so, dear readers, here’s wishing one and all Happy Coffee Day!