For me, every day is National Coffee Day. Of course, I understand that some of you out there aren’t coffee bloggers and don’t spend all of your time trying new coffees, experimenting with new brewing methods and going out of your way to try new coffee shops. That’s why I put together this lost of ways to celebrate national coffee day and maybe you’ll want to make every day like this very important national day of celebration.
Ways To Celebrate National Coffee Day
- Drink coffee of course! There’s no tea drinking allowed on National Coffee Day. Any coffee is the right coffee.
- Try a new coffee. Put down the plastic tubs of coffee and go out there and pick up something different. Bonus points if it’s from a specialty roaster, Organic, Fair Trade or Direct Trade.
- Buy whole bean coffee for the first time. Coffee starts to go stale within fifteen minutes of being ground. You can taste the difference with freshly ground coffee that you grind at home. You’ll need a coffee grinder of course, but they can be picked up for as little as twenty bucks (although you might want to just invest the money in a more expensive burr grinder right now).
- Find a local, independently owned coffee shop. One of my favorite websites for finding independent shops is Delocater.net. If you have an iPhone you can download the CoffeeGuru app. Side note, I have a feeling that the local cafe can help you with steps #2 and #3.
- Avoid all of the national fast food chains offering free coffee. Avoid! Go to step #4 for further instructions if you want to taste delicious coffee like you’ve never tasted before.
- Try a new brewing method. One of the things that really opened me to the world of good coffee was brewing with my French Press. Then the Chemex came along and rocked my world. Who knew that different brewing methods could lead to bringing out different aromas and flavors.
- If you’ve already discovered the world of good coffee, you should share the joys of whole bean coffee made in a Chemex with your friends. Maybe show them the AeroPress or simply teach them the proper way to use a French Press.
How do you plan to celebrate this very important holiday?