Cheers for Coffee and National Coffee Day

In honor of National Coffee Day – September 29th – here are some facts to help you celebrate a favorite drink today and everyday of the year– plus keep reading to find out where you can get free and discounted coffee today!

>>According to legend, shepherds discovered coffee in Ethiopia around 800 A.D. when goat herders noticed the effect caffeine had on their goats. The goats seemed to dance eating coffee berries!

>>There are two types of coffee beans: Arabica and Robusta. Most coffee is made from Arabica . Robusta ,as its name suggests, has more caffeine is is a bit more bitter.

>>The majority of coffee is produced in Brazil which produces 40% of the world’s coffee

>>Hawaii is the only state in the U.S. that commercially grows coffee. Can you say Kona?

>>Coffee helps a garden grow! Coffee grounds sprinkled on the ground around plants will stop snails and slugs from eating the plants.

>>Coffee may actually good for you! More and more studies show the health benefits of coffee including improved cognitive function, prevention of disease and even fat burning qualities. The Mayo Clinic reports coffee’s benefits outweigh its risks, citing caffeine in coffee may help protect brain cells from damage which can cause Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia and Alzheimer’s. Antioxidants in coffee can prevent liver disease and coffee’s caffeine can speed up metabolism and fat burning.

>>The average coffee drinker has 3 cups of coffee per day. Yup that’s me! How about you?

>>Plenty of coffee shops around the country are offering discounts and even freebies today on National Coffee Day. Click HERE and HERE for the deets.

How you do like your coffee: black, flavored, mild, medium, bold brewed? Do you use coffee in cooking or baking? Share your ideas in our Comments section.

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