International Coffee Day is observed on 1 October and is an occasion that is used to promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage, with events now occurring in places around the world.
International Coffee Day 2022: History
The first official date was 3 October 2015, as agreed by then International Coffee Organization and was launched in Milan.
The exact origin of International Coffee Day is unknown. An event was first promoted in Japan in 1983 by The All Japan Coffee Association. In the United States “National Coffee Day” was mentioned publicly as early as 2005. The name “International Coffee Day” was first used by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, which called a press conference on 3 October 2009 to celebrate it and to announce the first New Orleans Coffee Festival.
It was promoted in China by the International Coffee Organization, first celebrated in 1997, and made into an annual celebration in early April 2001. Taiwan first celebrated International Coffee Day in 2009. Nepal first celebrated National Coffee Day on 17 November 2005. Indonesia, which first celebrated National Coffee Day on 17 August 2006, celebrates it on the same day as Indonesia’s Independence Day.
International Coffee Day 2022: Significance
This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers. On this day, many businesses offer free or discounted cups of coffee. Some businesses share coupons and special deals with their loyal followers via social networking.