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 Saturday, when coffee fiends can rejoice and celebrate their beloved coffee bean with free brew from national chains.
Many local cafes and businesses are participating in the national celebration.
Caffe Amouri: While most coffee shops are giving away cups of joe for free, owner Michael Amouri plans to donate 10 percent of drip coffee sales to local musician Robbie Schaefer's One Voice Foundation, he said this week. "Many countries, including those that Robbie has visited and done wonderful things in (building a school in Kenya, working with kids in Rwanda), use coffee to better their citizens. In Rwanda, it brought previously warring tribes together, working hand in hand. We want to recognize the positive social impact of coffee," he said.
The shop also plans to donate $1 from the purchase of every pound of the "One Voice Blend."
Caribou Coffee:Fans who show the coupon at participating Caribou coffeehouses will receive one free small cup of its Amy's Blend coffee.
McDonald's restaurants along the East Coast will be giving away free 12-ounce coffees. No purchase is necessary, and coffee will be available in the drive-thru or in the restaurants.
Krispy Kreme is offering one free 12-ounce House Blend Coffee per customer at participating stores on Sept. 29, with no purchase necessary. The company is also holding a contest in conjunction with its 75th anniversary. Participants will have a chance to win two free bags of coffee per month for the next year.
What’s your favorite blend, and where do you get it? Tell us in the comments.