International Coffee Day

Monday, 29th Sep 2014, United States of America

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International Coffee Day (also known as Coffee Day or National Coffee Day) is an annual event observed on September 29 in a handful of countries for the celebration and enjoyment of the popular beverage coffee. This day is also used to promote fair trade coffeeand to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers. On this day, many businesses around the world offer free or discounted cups of coffee. Some businesses share coupons and special deals with their loyal followers via social networking. Some greeting card companies sell National Coffee Day greeting cards as well as free e-cards to help celebrate the occasion.




While the exact origin of International Coffee Day is unknown, many countries around the world participate in this event. It was promoted in Japan by The All Japan Coffee Association (全日本コーヒー協会) and first celebrated in 1983. In the United States the name "International Coffee Day" originates from "National Coffee Day", which was mentioned publicly as early as 2005.[12] The name "International Coffee Day" was first used by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, which called a press conference on October 3, 2009 to celebrate it and to announce the first New Orleans Coffee Festival.[13] It was promoted in China by the International Coffee Organization, first celebrated in 1997, and made into an annual celebration in early April 2001. Taiwan first celebrated International Coffee Day in 2009. Nepal first celebrated National Coffee Day on November 17, 2005. Indonesia, which first celebrated National Coffee Day on August 17, 2006, celebrates it on the same day as Indonesia's Independence Day.

National coffee days

Roasted coffee beans.
Date Countries Notes
Early April China
May 6 Denmark
May 24 Brazil
September 12 Costa Rica
September 19 Ireland
September 20 Mongolia
September, first Saturday Germany
September 28 Switzerland
September 29
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Scotland
  • England
  • Ethiopia
  • Hungary
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • United States
October 1
  • Japan
  • Austria
  • Romania
October 21 Philippines Conceived to showcase Lipa City as the longstanding "Coffee Granary of the Philippines".
November 7 Taiwan
November 17



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