2018 National Coffee Day

Coffee Day, National Coffee Day or International Coffee Day!  By any name, it is a delicious holiday that celebrates coffee all over the world. Whether you like it hot, cold, or room temperature, grab your favorite coffee concoction and join millions of other coffee lovers the world over in celebrating this lovely little bean.

Make sure to "save the date" to get your caffeine fix.  National Coffee day is celebrated on September 29th around the world.

History

While not much is known about the origin of this holiday, the history of coffee is a lot easier to determine. According to legend, it was discovered on the Ethiopian highlands by a goat herder who discovered the the fruit of the coffee plant had a stimulating effect on his goats. So he decided to experiment with them a little bit and viola-coffee was born! He shared his findings with the local monastery and before long, everyone was making a drink from the coffee plant. Coffee quickly spread across the Arabian Peninsula and by the sixteenth century was prevalent in all parts of Persia, Turkey and Syria. It eventually traveled to Europe by the seventeenth century and to the New World by the end of the seventeenth century.

Customs, Traditions And Celebrations

The best way to celebrate National Coffee Day is to enjoy your favorite cup of Joe. Which is easy to do on this holiday because many different business often pass our coupons for free or reduced cups of coffee on this day. So choose your favorite brew and enjoy this popular beverage.

Be sure to keep your eye open for businesses that offer free coffee, specials or discounts to their customers.  Often companies will celebrate this holiday just as happily as those buying the coffee.

The Deals:

Here are the deals:

2017 info at: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2017/09/28/national-coffee-day-get-free-discounted-cups-java-friday/711542001/

Dunkin’ Donuts: Buy a medium or larger cup of hot coffee and get a medium hot coffee free at participating locations nationwide.

Wawa: No coupon is needed to get a free cup of coffee — any size —  on Friday. Also, get a coupon for a free cup when you join Wawa Rewards or by doing a quick survey on Wawa receipts.

Krispy Kreme: It's a National Coffee Weekend at participating locations. Get one free hot brewed or small iced premium blend per day from Friday through Sunday.

McDonald’s: For a limited time, get a small specialty coffee for $2 at participating locations. Also, there are coupons for a free medium McCafé with any purchase in the McDonald's smartphone app. Plus, when you purchase any five McCafé drinks you can get one free when a QR code from the app is scanned at checkout.

Starbucks: While not a National Coffee Day deal, in honor of the day and through Sunday, the Seattle-based company will "be taking over" its stores. For the three days, there will be no menu boards. Instead, the company will share information with customers about how their coffee purchases have made a difference and the company’s commitment to ethical and sustainably sourced coffee.

Keurig: From Friday through Sunday, get 20% off all pods and bagged coffee purchased at www.keurig.com with coupon code CELEBRATE. Get free shipping with a $39 or higher purchase.

Peet’s Coffee: At participating Peet’s coffee bars Friday, get 25% off all beans and a free drip coffee or tea with bean purchase. Also, on Peet’s website, get 25% off all regular, non-subscription bean purchases with promo code COFFEEDAY17. Limit one per person.

Lyft: When you take a Lyft ride Friday in select cities, get a free can of High Brew Cold Brew Coffee during your ride. Participating cities are Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Dallas and Philadelphia.

Caribou Coffee: Starting Friday and through the month of October, Caribou Coffee will donate 10% of purchases to CancerCare, a nonprofit organization offering support, education and financial assistance to those affected by cancer, the company announced in a news release.

7-Eleven: Members of the convenience store chain's 7Rewards loyalty program get one free cup of coffee at participating locations Friday through Sunday. To redeem, show a bar code on the 7-Eleven smartphone app at checkout. Limit one deal per member.

Baskin-Robbins: A small Cappuccino Blast is $2.99 at participating locations.

Smoothie King: Not an official National Coffee Day deal but medium 32-ounce smoothies are $5 every Friday at participating locations. The New Orleans-based franchise company has several coffee flavored smoothies.

The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf: At participating locations get a free 16-ounce cup of hot or iced coffee with purchase of a food or bakery item over $2. Through Oct. 8, capsules and single serve cups are buy two boxes get one free and retail coffee is two for $20. Helpful Honda in Southernhttps://timhortonsapp.com/ California has teamed up with select locations (Culver City, Simi Valley, Fullerton and Rancho Cucamonga) to brew up free coffee, lattes and other drinks from 7 to 9 a.m. Friday for its Random Acts of Helpfulness. Free coffee location hints will be shared at Facebook.com/SoCalHondaDealers and Twitter.com/HelpfulHonda.

Tim Hortons: Get one free original blend, dark roast, decaf or iced coffee in any size at participating locations through Oct. 8 when ordered through the Tim Hortons smartphone app. According to the offer’s fine print, the account needs to be activated with a minimum of $10 loaded.

Atlas Coffee Club: New subscribers to the travel-themed coffee of the month club get a free bag of coffee or $14 off a subscription or World Tour of Coffee gift subscriptions Friday with discount code AtlasCoffeeDay17. Each month the club highlights a new country's coffee and culture. Learn more and sign up at www.atlascoffeeclub.com.

Love’s Travel Stops: All 24-ounce coffees and cappuccinos are $1 Friday and purchases will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. According to a news release, professional truck drivers who are My Love Rewards members can use a free drink refill credit on coffee, and Love’s will still donate $1 to the hospitals.

Pilot Flying J Travel Centers: Get a free small cup of Pilot Coffee, cappuccino or small hot tea at more than 750 locations by showing a coupon from http://pilotcoffee.pilotflyingj.com or on Pilot Flying J’s Facebook page. The coupon can be shown on a smartphone or printed. Limit one per customer. 

Cinnabon: Get a free 12-ounce coffee Friday at participating locations nationwide.

Coffee Beanery: Participating locations are offering fresh brewed coffee for $1 all day Friday and $2 off a pound of coffee.

Cumberland Farms: Text FREECOFFEE to 64827 to receive a mobile coupon for a free hot or iced coffee, in any size, to use at participating Cumberland Farms Friday. The deal also includes the choice of tea, cappuccino or hot chocolate. 

QuickChek: Starting Friday and continuing every Friday through Nov. 3, buy any fresh-brewed or made-to-order espresso drink and get one free. No coupon is required.

Biggby Coffee: At participating locations, get a free modifier Friday. Choose from whipped cream, an extra shot of espresso, added flavor and other options.

Birch Coffee: You decide how much you pay for coffee Friday in the New York City company’s “Pay What You Please” National Coffee Day promotion.

Minit Stop Brewing Co.: Visit any Big Island or Maui location of the Hawaiian chain 7 to 9 a.m. Friday for a free 16-ounce cup of the company’s new Premium Hawaiian Blend.