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, 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.
Locally, lots of you get your coffee at Brentwood's Saint Louis Bread Company, which has the distinction of selling more coffee there, than at any of its other 47 St. Louis-area locations. St. Louis cafes combined sell more than 150 tons of coffee a year.
In Maplewood, Stone Spiral Coffee is hosting its First Annual Coffee Carnival. Come over for drawings and coffee-related games in addition to your favorite coffee beverage.
Foundation Grounds will be serving its usual "fantastic coffee."
It’s CofFREE Day at 7-Eleven, which means a free large or medium coffee for anyone who stops by between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sept. 28.
Want to show off your free or discounted coffee? Add a photo to this gallery of you drinking your coffee from one of the local retailers offering specials.
What’s your favorite blend of coffee, and where do you get it? Tell us in the comments.