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.
Many local businesses are participating in the national celebration.
At Caribou Coffee the coffee purveyor is offering customers a free small cup of its limited-time-only Amy’s Blend Sept. 29. In particular, customers who show the attached coupon found in our photo gallery (either printed or on their phone) at participating Caribou coffeehouses will receive one free small cup of its Amy's Blend coffee.
National coffee chains will also be giving out free cups of coffee during the week of Sept. 23.
On Sept. 28 (a day ahead of National Coffee Day) it’s CofFREE Day at 7-Eleven, which means a free large coffee for anyone who stops by a participating 7-Eleven store between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sept. 28. Glen Ellyn has three 7-Eleven locations, including 803 N. Main St., 6 S. Park Blvd. and 1214 Roosevelt Road.
7-Eleven has an app to let customers check on locations serving up free Joe. Coffee lovers can download timeRAZOR, a free dynamic app to iPhone or Android.
What’s your favorite blend, and where do you get it? Tell us in comments.