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Tomorrow is National Coffee Day!!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

September 29, 2013 is
National Coffee Day

Today is National Coffee Day! Are you one of the millions who will celebrate? Start by sending a free Coffee Day eCard and then find out where you can go to get a free cup of joe. There are number of local and national businesses offering free or discounted cups of coffee to celebrate Coffee Day in 2013.

If you show the National Coffee Day offer via the Dunkin' Donuts app on your mobile phone, you'll receive a free small hot or iced coffee at participating locations. Krispy Kreme is giving away a free cup of joe to any customer - no purchase required - on Sunday at participating locations. And Starbucks will be giving out free samples of their Ethiopian blend coffee. Don't forget to pay attention to social media as some businesses plan to share coupons and specials with their loyal followers.

So, where did coffee come from and how did it become so popular? According to legend, a sixth-century Ethiopian goatherd named Kaldi discovered his goats frolicking from one coffee shrub to another. He realized the coffee berries had a stimulating effect, and he began to experiment with the seeds. A century later, brewed coffee emerged in Arabia and the popularity of coffee grew at an exponential rate.

Today, over 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year. It is a world commodity that is second only to oil. Don't forget to take a coffee break (or two) to celebrate this historical and important beverage!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KOFFEENUT 9/29/2013 1:19AM

    Clearly I'm someone who found this information HUGELY interesting! (I may alert my cat, also - she likes to eat dry coffee grounds. I fear she's addicted....)

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AMINO_WELLNESS 9/29/2013 1:10AM

    I love mine too! We dont have Dunken Doughnuts in Canada at all but we are huggge starbucks drinkers and i will be getting my free sample of coffee for sure. We also invented tim hortons its a so called canadian tradition but the canadian stores are not giving anything free away! oh well!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 9/28/2013 11:20PM

    I love it! Thanks for sharing this info.

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KITTYCAT64 9/28/2013 8:11PM

    I have started mixing mine with Decaf so it won't interrupt my sleep. I love drinking it when it is chilly. emoticon emoticon

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HOTYOYOMAMA 9/28/2013 7:25PM

    Love it! I am a coffee-aholic!

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DFOLKARD 9/28/2013 5:56PM

    emoticon Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Coffee!

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JAROL7 9/28/2013 4:31PM

    After 50 years of 1.5 pots a day, I've given up about 95% of my coffee for green tea.

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LEXONE 9/28/2013 4:23PM

    emoticon we emoticon our emoticon mornings are not safe without it... emoticon

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