Everyday is worth celebrating coffee, but September 29th was dubbed “National Coffee Day” in the US back in 2005 (though Google can’t find the specific reference). A few years later, in 2009, the day was declared “International Coffee Day” in a press release announcing the first New Orleans Coffee Festival. So from Sweden to San Francisco—and everywhere in between—take a friend out for fika, or buy a stranger their morning cup and celebrate our love of coffee.
Most importantly think about how far those beans have come, from the farmers who laboriously grew it, the roasters who skillfully roasted it and the baristas who artfully brewed it (and don’t forget to tip). Cheers!