Caffeine Addicts Rejoice for National Coffee Day

Zoe Branco – 23 News Staff Writer

National Coffee Day was celebrated on Sept. 29 in multiple countries such as Australia, Canada, England, Norway, Sweden, and of course the United States.

The exact origins of this holiday remain unknown, but it is used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the conditions of the coffee growers.

The All Japan Coffee Association promoted National Coffee Day in 1983. In the United States, this caffeine filled holiday was mentioned publicly as early as 2005. Soon after, a magnitude of countries began to celebrate its coffee through festivals.

In the United States, recognition of this retail holiday occurs through several national chains offering free or discounted cups of joe. Big companies such as Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme, and Starbucks are excitedly giving away their most popular blends in honor of this anticipated holiday.

MU also participated in the celebration of coffee. MU decided to recognize National Coffee Day by serving up $1.00 drip coffees in multiple cafes around campus including Infusion, all Mizzou Markets, Bookmark, Catalyst Café, Starbucks, café, and Marts.

The response to the discounted coffee was overwhelming as sleep-deprived college students and professors across campus indulged in an excessive amount of caffeine. They also saved a few bucks in the process.

“National Coffee Day is my saving grace” said freshman Nina Cavender, due to her Keurig recently breaking.

National Coffee Day just goes to show that the love of caffeine knows no bounds.

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