There are many legendary accounts of how coffee first came to be, but the earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or the knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the middle of the 15th century in the Sufi monasteries around Mokha in Yemen. It was here coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed, much like they are prepared today. Yemeni traders brought coffee back to their homeland from Ethiopia and began to cultivate the seed.
In 1670, coffee seeds were smuggled out of the Middle East by Baba Budan, as he strapped seven coffee seeds onto his chest. The first plants grown from these smuggled seeds were planted in Mysore. It was then that coffee spread to Italy, to the rest of Europe, to Indonesia and the Americas.
Brazil produces more coffee in the world than any other country followed by Colombia. More than 50 countries around the world grow coffee, providing a delicious variety for the indulgence of steamy cups of the black drink for connoisseurs to consume.
If caffeine is the music in your ears, the spring in your step, the very blood in your veins, well, tomorrow is your big day: National Coffee Day is Sept. 29. To help you celebrate we’ve compiled a list of coffee discounts and deals around town:
Boston Stoker: We decided to celebrate by giving back to our customers! For one day only we’ll have all beverages marked down by $1. Stop in and help celebrate this holiday with us!
Dairy Queen: From 2 to 5pm Sept. 29, participating Dairy Queen locations will have $1 small flavored ice coffees and $2 Ultimate Frappes
Dorothy Lane Market: Get any size of drip coffee for just $1 at the DLM Coffee Bar this Thursday!
Dunkin’ Donuts: Celebrating not only National Coffee Day, but also its 66th year of being in business by offering guests a medium-sized cup of hot coffee for just 66 cents.
Love’s Travel Stops – $1 of every 24 oz. Coffee or Cappuccino Sold at Love’s Locations Nationwide will go to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in that community for Coffee Day 9/29
McDonald’s: $1 for any size coffee
Smoothie King: BOGO deal on all Coffee High Protein Smoothie flavors. Buy a Coffee High Protein Smoothie (any size) and receive a free 20 oz. smoothie.
Starbucks: Starbucks will donate a coffee tree for every brewed cup of México Chiapas coffee customers buy on Sept. 29