National Coffee Day: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee

National Coffee Day

National Coffee Day is September 29 and we get to celebrate our love for one of the world’s most popular beverages. You may already be familiar with all of the benefits of coffee, however, here are some fun facts you might not be aware of:

  1. There is an Ethiopian legend that coffee was discovered in 800 A.D. by goat herders after noticing the way their goats danced after eating coffee beans.
  2. Coffee is the second most traded commodity on Earth, the first being oil.
  3. The word “Cappuccino” is derived from the clothing of the same color worn by Capuchin monks.
  4. Coffee beans are actually pits of berries, making them fruit.
  5. In Italy, the government oversees the consumption of espresso, since it’s such an important part of their everyday lifestyle.
  6. Coffee is psychoactive and if you drink five cups or more in a day it can cause hallucinations.
  7. Teddy Roosevelt is said to have consumed one gallon of coffee a day.
  8. The first webcam was invented by scientists at the University of Cambridge so they could monitor when their coffee pot was full.
  9. Contrary to popular belief, light roasted coffee actually has more caffeine than dark roasted coffee.
  10. People in the U.S. collectively drink 4,630 cups of coffee a second.

Take a look at some of these deals to help you enjoy National Coffee Day below:

Krispy Kreme: Free 12oz Coffee + Free Glazed Donut On Thursday, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires 9/29

Cumberland Farms: Free Coffee - Any Size - On National Coffee Day, Text FREECOFFEE to 64827 to receive your mobile coupon. Coupon valid for 15 minutes after retrieving. Participating locations only. Expires 9/29

Dunkin Donuts: Medium Hot Coffee Only $0.66 On Thursday, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires 9/29

Peet's Coffee & Tea: Free Medium Drip Coffee On Thursday with the purchase of a fresh food item. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires 9/29

Caribou Coffee: Free Medium Coffee when you buy 1lb or more of Amy's Blend. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires 10/2

Wawa: $1.00 Hot Coffee At Wawa, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires 9/30

Starbucks: Free $10 eGift Card For Starbucks when you load $10 or more in the Starbucks app using Visa Checkout. See site for details. Restrictions apply. Expires 9/30

Pilot Flying J: Free Small Coffee On National Coffee Day, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires 9/29

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