International Coffee Day
International Coffee Day is a day set aside to promote and celebrate coffee. As huge fans of coffee, we can definitely see why there should be a celebration around this beloved beverage. International Coffee Day is a relatively new holiday, with the first official date taking place on October 1, 2015 in Milan. This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers. Many businesses offer free or discounted cups of coffee on October 1st as a way to celebrate.
When is International Coffee Day?
While it is officially on October 1st, it is frequently celebrated on September 29th (there’s nothing written as to why this is).
Type of Holiday?
How is National Day celebrated?
- Invite friends over for a cup of coffee
- Go to a place offering free or discounted cups of coffee
- Try a different flavor of coffee, something you have never tasted before
- Buy a coffee for the stranger in line behind you
National Day Facts:
- The most expensive coffee in the world is grown in Indonesia and referred to as Civet or Kopi Luwak coffee
- The top five flavors of coffee are french vanilla, caramel macchiato, pumpkin spice, mocha and hazelnut
- Coffee is the second most traded commodity on earth
- Coffee was the first food to be freeze-dried
- There are two types of coffee beans: Arabica and Robusta
- The majority of coffee is produced in Brazil
- Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. that commercially grows coffee
- Coffee is actually a fruit. Coffee actually is the pit of a “cherry-like” fruit
Popular Social Media Hashtags:
#internationalcoffeeday #coffeeday #nationalcoffeeday #ilovecoffee
Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on October 1st:
- Zach Galifianakis – Actor
- Julie Andrews – Actress
- Randy Quaid – Actor
- Jimmy Carter – former U.S. President
- Brie Larson – Actress
- Curtis Axel – Wrestler
It’s also National Homemade Cookies Day today – coffee and cookies – it doesn’t get better than that.