National Coffee Day is a fragrant and invigorating holiday celebrated on September 29th. Coffee is undoubtedly one of the most popular and widespread drinks in the world. In the United States and Canada, the holiday is celebrated at the end of September, but in other countries the dates are different.
The holiday is dedicated not only to the drink, but to the conservation and protection of coffee trees, which are very difficult to grow in the modern world due to the changing climate. The International Coffee Organization helps farmers around the world grow beans. The history of the holiday is vague; there is no exact version of how it appeared. Coffee first appeared in the 15th century in Yemen. And Europeans got acquainted with the drink only a century later.
- If you want to know more about how the drink came about, check out Dave Eggers’ book on the beans.
- In Europe, coffee was treated with caution. Some even called it a bitter invention of Satan.
- In Venice, at the beginning of the 17th century, the clergy were categorically against coffee. Pope Clement VIII even intervened in the disputes. He tasted the coffee and found it tasted amazing.
- The first coffee house in Europe opened in Venice in the middle of the 17th century.
How to take part
Make a list of coffee shops and visit them all on September 29 to rank them. Gather your guests and organize a coffee party, because coffee can be used to make wonderful cocktails. Follow the example of the British – they called coffee shops ‘penny universities’ – here you could have a delicious drink and discuss intellectual topics for a nominal fee. Try new recipes for brewing beans, or pick up a new cup for your favorite drink.
When is National Coffee Day in 2023?
National Coffee Day is observed on September 29 each year.