(Although, frankly, if there is any day when coffee isn’t celebrated, that’s a sad day.)
If we’re completely honest, we didn’t know before today that this was a big coffee day. We should have and we do feel ashamed. Sorry. We’ve done a bit of digging / looking at Wikipedia to make up for it.
International Coffee Day (also known as Coffee Day or National Coffee Day) is celebrated on September 29th in a number of countries around the world. It’s used to promote fair trade coffee and raise awareness about coffee growers.
International Coffee Day was promoted in Japan by The All Japan Coffee Association (全日本コーヒー協会), and first celebrated in 1983, while “International Coffee Day” originates from National Coffee Day in the United States, which was initially mentioned in 2005.
International Coffee Day was first celebrated and promoted in China in 1997, by the International Coffee Organization, before being made into an annual celebration in April 2001.
Other Coffee Day factoids
– Taiwan first celebrated International Coffee Day in 2009.
– Nepal first celebrated National Coffee Day on November 17, 2005.
– Indonesia first celebrated National Coffee Day on August 17, 2006, the same as Indonesia’s Independence Day.
Other people’s Coffee Day news
The Metro has done a neat little compilation about Latte Art, including printers and colour.
These are the baristas we want making our coffee on International Coffee Day
While The Telegraph published an extensive educational write-up about Coffee Day with a little social backdrop.
How Britain Went Crazy For Coffee
The Rainforest Alliance shared a pretty damn brilliant visual infographic – origins, history, industry, education.
Coffee: The Story In Your Cup
Online bible for the connected generation, Mashable, shared this (also appearing to copy from Wikipedia, which states the day is celebrated in England but mysteriously nowhere else in the UK – perhaps lending further support to its Americanness).
Hey, Caffeine Addicts: It’s National Coffee Day
We’re still not really sure what International Coffee Day means exactly but we’ve had a couple of delicious Coffee Bay espressos, so: YEAH! GO COFFEE!!
Arguably more interesting Jackson Green Coffee posts than this can be found here.
These include things about coffee origins, coffee business, coffee history, and how to make a great cup. All on this here blog. And if you want to buy some premium Coffee Bay products from Jackson Green Coffee, you can browse our trade shop or our home shop.
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