Today is National Coffee Day here in America, just two days before the second annual International Coffee Day. Though in truth, September 29th has long been a National Coffee Day for England, Canada, Australia, and 17 other nations, so today probably has more claim to being an international Coffee Day than October 1st does.
And as is the tradition on National Coffee Day here in America, cafes across the country are dishing out something special, be it free coffee, discounts, or whipping up some fancy new concoction. To give you an idea of some of the today-only events that may be happening in your very backyard, we’ve compiled a embarrassingly incomplete list of National Coffee Day fun times here in America.
If you know of a great National Coffee Day deal let us know in the comments below!
Stumptown Coffee: Free cup of Grand Cru
Want to try a coffee that retails at $45 for a 12-ounce bag? For today only, Stumptown is giving away cups of their Grand Cru, a Pacamara variety coffee from Finca El Injerto in Guatemala. Limit one per customer.
Water Avenue Coffee: Free coffee and cascara sodas
If you’re looking for something a little more bubbly, Portland’s Water Avenue is giving away 8-ounce bottles of their coffee and their cascara sodas. Why not celebrate coffee by trying it a different way? Limit one per customer.
Intelligentsia Coffee: Free ground shipping on orders over $25
Maybe you’re not particularly close to any shops partaking in the festivities, but that’s ok, Intelligentsia still has you covered. Today only, they are offering free ground shipping on any orders from their website over $25. Make National Coffee Day the holiday that keeps on giving by ordering lots of coffee.
Sólo Espresso: Cold brew and a shot
It may almost be October, but it is still a balmy 85° in New Orleans, so a sweet deal on some cold brew makes a lot of sense. For $5, Sólo is offering a big ole glass of cold brew with a shot of Panther Coffee’s East Coast espresso blend. Get it while it’s hot… and cold.
Coffee Cocktails at Jettison
Jettison is a new cocktail bar in Dallas that is part of the Houndstooth Coffee family tree and in fact shares a space with the newest Houndstooth, this one in the Oak Cliff area. Though not officially open yet, Jettison will be using National Coffee Day as a chance to let folks taste some of their coffee-infused cocktails. Because like most holidays, they’re better when you’ve had a drink or two.
There are an actual bakers’ million things going on today to celebrate National Coffee Day. Check the social media accounts of your favorite coffee shops and roasters to see how they are getting into the action. If you spot a hot deal sound off in the comments below!
Zac Cadwalader is the news editor at Sprudge Media Network.
*top image via Wikipedia