International Coffee Day
Date When Celebrated : Always October 1 st
Coffee Day and National Coffee Day - Up until now, dates have varied widely across dozens or more countries. International Coffee Day replaces these prior events.
Today is International Coffee Day. This day celebrates one of the world's favorite hot beverages, which is enjoyed and celebrated around the world. Call it what you like: coffee, Java, cup of Joe, or any of dozens of names. Billions of people around the world drink billions of cups of coffee on a daily basis.
Can't wake up and be alert without your fist cup of coffee? You're not alone. It is estimated that 88.8 gallons of coffee is consumed annually per capita. This author suspect he consumes a whole lot more than average. How about you!?
Did You Know? On a per capita consumption basis, you may be surprised to know the U.S. is not the top coffee drinking country, not even close. Depending upon what survey you read, the U.S. ranks between 22 -25. Who is the top coffee consuming country? Finland.
Origin of International Coffee Day - Eliminating the Confusion
At meeting on March 3-7, 2014, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) created International Coffee Day, and established October 1 as the date to celebrate coffee around the world. The first International Coffee Day was held on October 1, 2015. This allows people and countries around the world to celebrate coffee on the same day.
Coffee Day versus National Coffee Day versus International Coffee Day
Prior to 2015, countries celebrated Coffee Day, or National Day on widely varying dates. The U.S for example, celebrated National Coffee Day on September 29, while Brazil held their National Coffee Day on May 24. The creation of International Coffee Day, replaces the myriad of "coffee" days, People and countries around the world can now celebrate together, and savor this great drink on the same day. There are now 77 countries around the world celebrating International Coffee Day on October 1.
Coffee Day Origin
The roots of Coffee Day varies by country. National Coffee Day was first mentioned in the U.S. in 2009, announcing the New Orleans Coffee Festival. Japan held a Coffee Day event in 1983. Even China, tea lovers that they are, have a Coffee Day celebration that began in 1997.
The Purpose of International Coffee Day
There are a number of reasons to celebrate this day. They include:
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