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Saturday is National Coffee Day

Many restaurants and cafes will be handing out free cups of Joe to celebrate the day.

If the first words out of your mouth every morning are, “I’ll have a large coffee”—or if you can’t even speak until after you’ve had your java fix — there's a national holiday created especially for you.

America will put staunch tea drinkers to shame on National Coffee Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, when coffee fiends can rejoice and celebrate their beloved coffee bean with free brew from national chains.

Coffee was first brought to America in the mid-1600s in a shipment en route to “New Amsterdam,” now known as New York, according to the National Coffee Association. We have that shipment and the Boston Tea Party to thank for turning the nation into coffee drinkers.  

Many local cafes and businesses are participating in the national celebration.

Some McDonald's restaurants will be giving away free 12-ounce coffees. No purchase is necessary, and coffee will be available in the drive-thru or in the restaurants.

Dunkin’ Donuts isn't giving away free coffee but the retailer is selling 16-ounce packages of its coffee for $5.99.

Krispy Kreme in Midlothian is offering one free 12-ounce House Blend Coffee per customer with no purchase necessary. The company is also holding a contest in conjunction with their 75th anniversary. Participants will have a chance to win two free bags of coffee per month for the next year. 

If you still frequent one, Caribou Coffee is giving away free small cups of Amy’s Blend coffee.

Remember, not all restaurants participate in these giveaways, so ask first.

What’s your favorite blend, and where do you get it? Tell us in the comments.

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Barb September 29, 2012 at 03:20 PM
I would like a PATCH mug.... :)

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