International Coffee Day - October 1
Sat, Oct 1, 2022

International Coffee Day

Many people can’t wake up in the morning without one fragrant drink… Guess what? And are you one of them? International Coffee Day takes place on October 1 every year and brings together coffee lovers around the world. Join and celebrate the holiday!

History

International Day was founded in 2014. Advocated for this in the International Coffee Organization. The purpose of the date was not only a manifestation of love for the drink, but also awareness of the plight of some producers.

Historians argue where the drink originated – most believe it happened in Ethiopia. The origin story is very interesting! In 700 AD the owner of the herd of goats noticed that the animals were behaving very strangely – it seemed to him that they were moving rhythmically, as if they were performing some kind of dance. Then the man determined that this happened after the sheep ate something like red beans.

Having collected the fruits, he shared them with the monk, assuring them that they would invigorate him for the night prayer. According to some sources, the gift was accepted, according to others – not (the beans were thrown into the fire, and the aroma from them was simply mesmerizing).

Interesting facts

Perhaps you didn’t know that:

  • 70% of people prefer Arabica;
  • lethal dose of caffeine – 100 cups;
  • coffee tree lives 70 years;
  • the remains of the berries are not thrown away – flour is made from them;
  • Starbucks is the largest coffee shop chain in the world;
  • coffee-based scrub – the most popular in the world;
  • there are about 100 types of drink;
  • caffeine is banned by the International Olympic Committee.

How to celebrate

International Coffee Day is a good date to learn more about coffee culture! Find books or documentaries. Learn how to prepare a drink differently – get acquainted with recipes from other countries. Invite your friends to a holiday party and run your own statistics on different preferences.

When is International Coffee Day in 2022?

International Coffee Day is observed on October 1 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday October 1 2022
Sunday October 1 2023
Tuesday October 1 2024
Wednesday October 1 2025
Thursday October 1 2026