International Coffee Day

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International Coffee Day (1 October)[1] is an occasion that is used to promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage, with events now occurring in places across the world. The first official date was 1 October 2015, as agreed by then International Coffee Organization[2] and was launched in Milan.[3] This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers.[4] On this day, many businesses offer free or discounted cups of coffee.[5] Some businesses share coupons and special deals with their loyal followers via social networking.[6] Some greeting card companies sell National Coffee Day greeting cards as well as free e-cards.

History[edit]

At a meeting on 3–7 March 2014,[7] a decision was taken by the International Coffee Organization to launch the first official International Coffee Day in Milan as part of Expo 2015.[8]

Various events have been held, called Coffee Day or National Coffee Day, with many of these on or around September 29.[9]

The exact origin of International Coffee Day is unknown. An event was first promoted in Japan in 1983 by The All Japan Coffee Association (全日本コーヒー協会).[10][11][12] In the United States "National Coffee Day" was mentioned publicly as early as 2005.[13] The name "International Coffee Day" was first used by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, which called a press conference on 3 October 2009 to celebrate it and to announce the first New Orleans Coffee Festival.[14] It was promoted in China by the International Coffee Organization, first celebrated in 1997, and made into an annual celebration in early April 2001.[15] Taiwan first celebrated International Coffee Day in 2009.[16] Nepal first celebrated National Coffee Day on 17 November 2005.[17] Indonesia, which first celebrated National Coffee Day on 17 August 2006, celebrates it on the same day as Indonesia's Independence Day.[18]

National coffee days[edit]

Roasted coffee beans
Date Countries
January 3 Mongolia[citation needed]
April 14 Portugal[19]
May 6 Denmark[citation needed]
May 24 Brazil[20]
June 27
August 22 Peru[23]
September, second Friday Costa Rica[24]
September, 4th tuesday Netherlands [25]
September 28 Switzerland[citation needed]
September 29
October 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "International Coffee Organization - 1 October is International Coffee Day". www.ico.org. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  2. ^ "How are you celebrating International Coffee Day?". International Coffee Organization blog. September 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. ^ "International Coffee Day". Speciality Coffee Association of Europe. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Film Highlights Coffee Industry". BBC News. June 8, 2007. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  5. ^ Pflaumer, Alicia. "National Coffee Day: Where can you get your free cup today?". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 29 September 2011.
  6. ^ Monty, Chris (29 September 2011). "National Coffee Day: Perk Up, Time To Celebrate!". Blippitt Internet News Magazine. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 8 October 2011.
  7. ^ "National Coffee Day vs International Coffee Day | The History Story". Bulletproof Coffee Fan Club. 2016-12-03. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
  8. ^ "Event: International Coffee Day at the Expo 2015". Expo 2015. 12 March 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  9. ^ Katz, Neil (September 29, 2010). "National Coffee Day: Do You Know What's in Your Joe?". CBS News. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  10. ^ ja:全日本コーヒー協会, Retrieved 4 October 2011[circular reference]
  11. ^ "Coffee Day – All Japan Coffee Association". International Coffee Day. All Japan Coffee Association. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  12. ^ "Coffee Day (10.1)". International Coffee Day. ffortune. Archived from the original on August 19, 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  13. ^ Crezo, Adrienne (September 29, 2012). "Perk Up: It's International Coffee Day! Perk Up: It's International Coffee Day!". Mental Floss.
  14. ^ Jones, Christopher (September 29, 2011). "Today is International Coffee Day!". sportsNOLA (Louisiana Sports News). Archived from the original on 29 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  15. ^ "International Coffee Day". Shanghai International Studies University. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  16. ^ a b "2009台灣國際咖啡節 雲林飄香啡比尋常 咖啡四寶等您來發掘 - 新浪休閒". Sina News Taiwan. November 3, 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  17. ^ "Nepal marks 6th national coffee day". Himalayan Times. 2010-11-17. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
  18. ^ "Indonesia Celebrates Independence Day with Coffee Tasting". The Hamburg Express. 2009-10-13. Archived from the original on 2012-04-02.
  19. ^ "Dia Internacional do Café". Calendarr. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  20. ^ "Dia Nacional do Café". Calendarr (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-05-23.
  21. ^ "Ley 1337 del 2009 de Colombia". Secretaría General del Senado (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  22. ^ [1][dead link]
  23. ^ Administrator. "Día del Café Peruano". minagri.gob.pe. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
  24. ^ "Costa Rica celebrará el día nacional del café". iCafe. August 22, 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  25. ^ "Nationale koffiedag". About Coffee & Tea (in Dutch). 2021-09-28. Retrieved 2021-09-28.
  26. ^ "Ten things you didn't know about coffee". Global News. September 29, 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  27. ^ "Internasjonal Kaffedag". Pals AS. Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  28. ^ "Events (October)". International Coffee Day. Philippines Department of Tourism. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  29. ^ Times, Los Angeles (September 29, 2015). "Where to get free coffee and doughnuts for National Coffee Day". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
  30. ^ "Tag des Kaffees". Deutscher Kaffeeverband e.V. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  31. ^ "Día Nacional de la Caficultura". Instituto Hondureño del Café (IHCAFE). Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  32. ^ "Sit back, relax and celebrate International Coffee Day with a Java Republic brew". The Irish Times.
  33. ^ Velasco, Schuyler (September 29, 2011). "National Coffee Day: where to find free coffee". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  34. ^ [2][dead link]
  35. ^ "Crazy hot drinks to celebrate International Coffee Day in New Zealand". TNZ Media.
  36. ^ "Celebrating International Coffee Day". Colombo Coffee Club. October 7, 2015. Archived from the original on February 18, 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2015.

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