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 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.
National coffee chains will be giving out free cups of coffee to celebrate. It’s CofFREE Day at 7-Eleven, which means a free large coffee for anyone who stops by a participating 7-Eleven store between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28.
McDonald's restaurants along the East Coast will be giving away free 12-ounce coffees through Saturday, Sept. 29. No purchase is necessary, and coffee will be available in the drive-thru or in the restaurants.
Are there any other local places that are giving away free coffee? Tell us in the comments.