International Coffee Day

Every day is a coffee day for me!!!

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Coffee in the morning; coffee and a catch up with old friends; going for coffee with your new hot date – we drink coffee morning, day and night with friends, business associates and lovers. You have only to walk down the nearest high street and note the number of coffee chains to realize the extent of our love affair with our favourite caffeinated beverage.

Whether you favor espresso, American, lattes or cappuccinos; iced, decaf, instant or filter – Coffee Day is the day to savour and appreciate your beverage, and maybe even pick one up for free at certain chains in the USA.

Coffee Day also marks the long history of the drink: the properties of coffee beans are thought to have first been discovered in Ethiopia. The beans are actually the pits found in the coffee berry or cherry. The story goes that a 9th century goat herder noticed their stimulating effects on his goats and began experimenting.

Coffee drinking was originally popularized in the Arab world from around the 15th century spreading across Asia then to Italy and across Europe and to the Americas – and finally to your coffee cup.

Today, coffee is one of the world’s biggest crops so buying ethically grown coffee is all the more important – be sure to be selective in buying your cup of coffee and supporting ethical trade.

So when you drink your cup of coffee today, inhale its aroma, taste its dark and full-bodied flavor, think about its story – but most of all enjoy.

 

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4 thoughts on “International Coffee Day

  1. I’m with you, I drink coffee from morning till night. I was in South America some years ago and fabulous coffee could be purchased for very little money in the grocery store. A resident told me that what we buy in our grocery stores…is what whe sweep up off the floor. Not literally, but what the person meant was that our major brands are their lowest quality. Well!

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