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.
Jester's Coffee on Federal Road in Brookfield will be celebrating Saturday with 99 cent small coffees for anyone who mentions reading this article on Brookfield Patch.
National coffee chains have also been giving out free cups of coffee all week, including McDonald's restaurants — giving away free 12-ounce coffees through Sept. 29 — and Krispy Kreme — offering one free 12-ounce House Blend Coffee per customer at participating stores on Sept. 29, with no purchase necessary.
Krispy Kreme is also holding a contest in conjunction with their 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.