If the first words out of your mouth every morning are, “I’ll have a large coffee”—or if you can’t even speak until after you’ve had your java fix—there's a national holiday created especially for you.
America will put staunch tea drinkers to shame on National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, when coffee fiends can rejoice and celebrate their beloved coffee bean with free brew from national chains.
Coffee was first brought to America in the mid-1600s in a shipment en route to “New Amsterdam,” now known as New York, according to the National Coffee Association. We have that shipment and the Boston Tea Party to thank for turning the nation into coffee drinkers.
National coffee chains will also be giving out free cups of coffee during the week of Sept. 23.
McDonald's restaurants along the East Coast are giving away free 12-ounce coffees every day from Sept. 23 through Sept. 29. No purchase is necessary, and coffee will be available in the drive-thru or in the restaurants.
Dunkin Donuts will also be celebrating the day with a variety of new products and sales:
- New Pumpkin Mocha and Pumpkin White Chocolate coffee and lattes, available in hot or iced.
- For two days only, Sept. 29 and 30 Dunkin’ Donuts’ 16-oz. packaged coffee is available for only $5.99.
- Continuing through Sunday, fans can share with @DunkinDonuts on Twitter “How do you take your Dunkin’ coffee?,” using the special hashtag #DunkinNCD. Five hundred and ninety-nine winners will receive a 16 oz. bag of Dunkin’ Donuts’ packaged coffee.
What’s your favorite blend, and where do you get it? Tell us in the comments.