Ways to Celebrate National Coffee Day
Today is national coffee day and as a coffee lover, I am so excited! But what can we do to celebrate today’s holiday? Well, I got a couple of things for you to do!
You can learn about the history of the coffee business:
On nationaltoday.com it is noted that “Mainland Europe’s first official coffeehouse opened in Venice around 1645.” But in the U.S., if it weren’t for the Boston Tea Party in 1773, “Americans may never have swapped tea for coffee,” says nationaltoday.com. things really started to pick up when James Folger started introducing coffee to gold miners and pretty soon became the Folger’s brand we know today.
It is also noted by nationaltoday.com that during the 60s the idea of specialty coffee came about and was picked up by Starbucks (which was just a little coffee house in WA). Now it is explained that “the U.S. coffee shop market has grown to a $45.4 billion industry, according to Allegra World Coffee Portal’s 2019 Project Café USA report. Dry coffee sales topped $9 billion in 2017 in the U.S.” Wow!
You can of course have a coffee or try a new one:
The obvious sign of a way to celebrate today is to go to your nearest coffee shop or brew a coffee (or three) at home and live in the moment, drinking the satisfying drink. While I am a sucker for any mocha I think I am going to try a new drink today from a coffee shop. If you haven’t had a Pumpkin Spice Latte today could be your day or maybe even ask a barista to make you their favorite drink (I think I might do that).
You can also get deals on coffee drinks at these places in Minnesota!
Of course, there are going to be deals at certain places for you to celebrate today and I got the details of where you can go in Minnesota for these special offers (all information is from this article from usatoday.com).
Panera is offering free coffee all day to parents and caregivers. Dunkin Donuts is offering Free medium-sized coffee on Sept. 29 (customers must sign up for the Dunkin’ rewards program to claim it). Caribou is offering $3 medium brews for Caribou Perks members on National Coffee Day. Plus, if you're a new Caribou Perks member, you'll get a free drink after your first visit when you sign up.
Peet’ Coffee offers the following: --- Free small drip coffee with any purchase in participating Coffeebars Sept. 29 --- 20% off beans, K-cup pods, and capsules nationwide in Coffeebars and on peets.com. Available Sept. 29 – Oct. 2. --- 20% off sitewide at peets.com from Sept. 29 – Oct. 2. --- $0 delivery fee for orders placed at peets.com from Sept. 29 – Oct. 2.
Smoothie King offers the following: Smoothie King rewards members only: Buy one coffee smoothie and receive a reward for a free smoothie to be used at a later date. Rewards members also have a free espresso shot reward in their account, which ends Sept. 30.
You can get other coffee lover gifts for your friends:
If coffee lovers love one thing, it is accessories and additional fun coffee-associated items, so here are a couple of ideas to get yourself or a friend.
- Espresso or coffee scented candles
- Cute coffee mugs that match their aesthetic or tumblers
- Any sort of sign or décor perfect for a coffee bar/cart/area
- Clothing items with coffee sayings like socks or t-shirts
- Chocolate-covered espresso
- A gift card to their favorite coffee place (duh)
- Go out on a coffee date with them