National Coffe Day

Invented holidays.  There is one for almost every day of the year:

  • National Pancake Day
  • National Ice Cream Day
  • World Farm Animals Day
  • National Dog Day
  • Balloons Around The World Day
  • National Grilled Cheese Day
  • Improve Your Office Day
  • National Hot Dog Day
  • Wiggle Your Toes Day
  • National Maple Syrup Day (yes, really)
  • National Ferris Wheel Day
  • Penguin Awareness Day (I’m not making this up)
  • National Frozen Food Day
  • Chocolate Cake Day (shouldn’t this be every day?)
  • Cheer Up The Lonely Day
  • Just Because Day (it seems all of these “holidays” are just because)
  • Be Late For Something Day
  • Fight Procrastination Day (right??)
  • Name Your Car Day

The list just goes on and on– and they are all just as ridiculous as the previous.  Seriously.  September 29th, though, is an invented holiday I can completely support:  (Inter)National Coffee Day.  In fact, I’m supporting it right now with a cup of coffee.

I drink coffee all day, every day.  My typical is a cup of medium roast in a to-go mug, black and unsweetened as I run out the door at 5:30 a.m. on my way to work out.  Once home from my work out, I finish most of my little coffee pot as I get ready and do my normal morning stuff and online routine. Then fill up my to-go mug again as I head out the door to walk to work.

Favorite mitts and black coffee to go.


If it is a slow, at-home morning I will brew using my Chemex.  It is my favorite.  I do love a good pour from a French Press, but the Chemex wins.  If I am at a coffee shop, I still stick to unsweetened black coffee.  I do like my coffee black and coffee flavored.  I’ve mentioned this before– no pumpkin spiced lattes for me.  If I am feeling like I need a coffee indulgence, sometimes I opt for an Americano or a soy cappuccino.  Mmmmmm, coffee.  Good coffee.

Chemex brew– it’s worth the extra time.

So, tell me, how do you take your joe?  What will be in your mug on September 29th?  Are you a black coffee sort of person?  Do you drink your coffee at home or at a coffee shop?  Do you finish one cup or the entire pot?  Is it an espresso, Americano, or a cappuccino for you?  So many options!

For National Coffee Day, I do think I may have to head to my favorite local coffee shop,  order something completely wonderful, and sit for a while with a special cup.


Black coffee and reflections.

Do look around a bit for some specials at your local coffee shops.  Dunkin’, Starbucks, and McDonalds are amongst those who have some #NationalCoffeeDay specials and freebies.


Cheers,  Schu

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