National Coffee Day 2020 – Tuesday, September 29, 2020: Each year National Coffee Day is celebrated in the United States and Canada on September 29 while International Coffee Day is celebrated on October 1. The basic purpose of this day is to help out the struggling coffee farmers worldwide and to raise their lifestyle. On the national coffee day, many businesses offer free and special discounted coffee beverages. Some companies even sell National Coffee Day greeting cards and also offer special promotions on this day.
The coffee plant’s seeds or berries are used to make the most popular drink Coffee. People all around the world are using coffee as a drink for centuries. According to Historians Ethiopia was the country where the coffee was first discovered. However, Arabs were the first who cultivated coffee on a large scale and traded.
History of National Coffee Day:
The history of Coffee is very old and it tends to the 15th century Yemen. Europeans got the taste of Coffee about 100 years later in the leading of Venice. According to the National Coffee Association, some people reacted very suspiciously towards the new beverage and considered it‘bitter invention of Satan.’ When the coffee came to Venice in 1615, the local clergy condemned it and Pope Clement VIII needed to intervene in this matter. He gave it papal approval after tasting the beverage for himself and found it so satisfying.
In 1645 first Europe’s official coffeehouse opened in Venice. In 1773, Americans swapped tea for coffee in the Boston Tea Party. Also, King George III’s hefty tea tax became the reason for coffee in and tea out. In the mid-1800s the things were started to change when cowboys in the American West started to buy coffee from two brothers (John and Charles Arbuckle). James Folger was the person who successfully introduced coffee in California. In the year 1865, Folger became a partner of the Steam Coffee & Spice Mills. In 1872, this Mill became the J.A. Folger & Co.
Also, other brands like Maxwell House and Hills Brothers entered the coffee market. In 1971 Starbucks (a little Seattle company) made history. The U.S Coffee shop market has reached a $45.4 billion industry. In 2017, Dry coffee sales were reached $9 billion in the U.S.
The celebration of the National Coffee Day event started in a meeting at Milan Expo 2015. The first official International Coffee Day was launched after the decision of the International Coffee Organization. This event has also called: Coffee Day or National Coffee Day.
When is National Coffee Day?
The United States of America always celebrated National Coffee Day in the month of September on dated September 29. This year this event will be held on September 29, 2020.
National Coffee Day Celebrations And Activities:
There are so many ways to celebrate National Coffee Day. This special event can be celebrated in a busy life schedule too. Here we have given some good ideas to celebrate the coffee day. Have a look at these national coffee day activities and celebration ideas.
- Free Coffee
Many restaurants and cafes offer special free coffee to customers. So this day provides you a good chance to grab a free coffee from them. Their offer also for some limited time with a limited amount of coffee so you need to hurry to get your free coffee before all finished.
- Drink Your Favorite Coffee
This day also offers you to enjoy your favorite cup of coffee including chocolate coffee, coffee macchiato, vanilla, regular espresso, or any other flavor. Enjoy the day by picking your favorite flavor of the coffee.
- Together With Your Friends On Coffee
Enjoy the coffee day by drinking coffee with your friends. You can invite your best friends to have coffee with you while chitchatting. Also, you can go social or online to enjoy this day and gather more friends with have a cup of coffee.
- Coffee Events
Many organizations, clubs, groups, and companies hold special events to celebrate the national coffee day. You can even participate in a coffee tasting events, attend coffee making lectures, and much more.
- Experiment With A New Method
Try to taste the coffee with a new method at different places and by using different pots provided there including Chemex brewers, cold-brew drip makers, or Turkish coffee pots.
- Visit Coffee Houses And Have A Great Conversation
National Coffee Day provides you a great chance to visit your favorite coffee house and have a great conversation with others just the same as in the early 1700s.
- Free Coffee