Tuesday, September 29, 2009

nAtiOnAL cOfFeE dAy.....


National Coffee Day

Did you know that coffee dates as far back as the 9th century? It was first discovered in Ethiopia by a goat herder named Kaldi. He noticed the stimulating effects that the coffee berries had on his goats and began to experiment with them.

A century later, coffee began being roasted and traded by Arabs. From there, the beans entered Indian and European markets and the first coffee shop opened in Constantinople in 1475. From there, coffee's popularity grew at an exponential rate.

Today, over 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed each year. It is a world commodity that is second only to oil. To celebrate this historical and important beverage, head to your favorite coffee shop. On National Coffee Day some of your favorite coffee shops will give out free cups of coffee!

i got my info on national coffee day here.......

7 comments:

McVal said...

Make it into a cappuccino and I'm there!

Kristen said...

I love my morning coffee. I NEED it!

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

You know what's sick? I LOVE how coffee smells, but I'm a tea drinker.

That's sick!

♥ Teresa ♥ said...

I can not live without my coffee! Did you know Starbucks is giving away coffee this weekend? Yep! If you come in October 2-5th and taste their new VIA Ready Brew Coffee, they will give you a FREE tall brewed coffee in return. The way I figure, that's a win-win situation!

I'm stopping in from SITS, by the way. I just wanted to share a bit of comment love. I hope the rest of your week is absolutely amazing!

Teresa <><

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Jennifer Juniper said...

Okay, don't laugh, but I don't drink coffee. NO caffeine! I love the taste and the smell...but caffeine makes me CrAZy! Is that why you type that way??? Ha!

Jolene said...

Thank goodness that goat herder discovered coffee. We should have a holiday in honor of him!

Jamie said...

Mmmmmm.... coffeeeeee.....