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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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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