National Coffee Day: Celebrate We Will

09.29

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!

posted by on 09.29.2011, under Misc.

National Coffee Day

09.29

There isn’t much more to say. Enjoy a cup or two, it’s National Coffee Day!

posted by on 09.29.2010, under Design

Quality water equals quality coffee

09.28

Tomorrow is National Coffee Day, so what better way to celebrate than with a tip about an often overlooked way to improve the quality of your coffee and a contest to help you do just that. The coffee we all love so much is roughly 99% water, which means the quality of the water used to brew it, drastically affects the quality of the end product.

The water you use is very important to the quality of your coffee. Use filtered or bottled water if your tap water is not good or imparts a strong odor or taste, such as chlorine. If you are using tap water let it run a few seconds before filling your coffee pot. Be sure to use cold water. Do not use distilled or softened water. –The National Coffee Association

The Specialty Coffee Association of America even has standards of acceptability for the water used to brew the highest quality coffee possible. Now the last thing I would do is advocate using bottled water for making coffee—that’s ridiculous—however, I would suggest filtering what comes out of the tap.

I use to have a filtered water pitcher, but I left it behind during my recent move. Thankfully, PUR was kind enough to send me one that clicks easily onto my faucet. This means no more pitcher refilling and easy access to quality water, making sure all the coffee I brew is equally as good.

Check back tomorrow for the launch of the contest and all the details on how you can win your own PUR One-Click Faucet filter.

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posted by on 09.28.2010, under Coffee 101, Misc., Products