There’s no denying that we have coffee for every mood. For this reason, over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed every day globally. Thus, to promote coffee as one of the most loved beverages, International Coffee Day is celebrated on October 1 every year. This year’s theme for International Coffee day is to support and recognise the hard work of millions of farmers who provide us with the magical beverage.
Coffee has several health benefits when consumed in a limited amount. However, excess of coffee may lead to various side effects. In this article, we have mentioned about the history and significance of this day, quotes and wishes, myths and some unknown facts that you might be interested in looking into.
History of International Coffee Day
As per several texts, the exact origin of this day is unknown. However, several events happened in past that may be linked to this day. In 1983, The All Japan Coffee Association promoted an event related to coffee. In the United States, the term ‘National Coffee Day’ was first mentioned publicly in the year 2005.
On October 3, 2009, the term ‘International Coffee Day’ was mentioned publicly by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum to celebrate the day and to announce the first New Orleans Coffee Festival. In the year 2014, a meeting by the International Coffee Organization concluded to launch its first official International Coffee Day in Milan. The first International Coffee Day was celebrated on October 1, 2015.
As per the International Coffee Organization, this year’s theme for the International Coffee Day was to appreciate the efforts of the millions of farmers. This day is celebrated to recognise the efforts of the people related to the industry– Farmers, roasters, baristas and coffee shop owners. Many brands offer discounts on this day to celebrate Coffee as a beverage.
Quotes on International Coffee Day
1- Coffee is a beverage that puts one to sleep when not drank.
2- Humanity runs on coffee.
3- My birthstone is a coffee bean.
4- Coffee is a hug in a mug.
5- AM- Coffee…PM- Still coffee
Wishes on International Coffee Day
1- There are several health benefits associated with coffee. So, sip one right away. Happy International Coffee Day.
2- ‘It’s been a long day without you, my friend’ is a song about coffee right? Happy International Coffee Day 2020.
3- On the occasion of International Coffee Day, I wish that your energizing cuppa is always next to you to infuse you with energy and keep you ready for all the challenges.
4- When the time is not right, you can always set it right with a cup of freshly brewed, strong coffee that is an unmatched source of energy.
5- I wish that you have the best of the coffee every day to bless your mornings and days ahead. Wish you a very happy International Coffee Day.
Types of Coffee beans
There are mainly 4 types of coffee beans. These are:
1- Arabica: It is the most common types of coffee beans available in the market. It has a sweeter taste and is less acidic in nature. Brazil is the world’s largest exporter of Arabica beans.
2- Robusta: The second on the list is Robusta beans. They are known for strong and harsh flavour having extremely high levels of caffeine. The Robusta coffee beans are popular in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
3- Liberica: You will rarely find liberica coffee beans in the market. These coffee beans are known to have a ‘woody’ taste. These coffee beans became popular when a plant disease called ‘coffee rust’ set in and eliminated the Arabica plants around the globe. The Philippines were the first to harvest it. However, when it declared itself as an independent nation, the US imposed sanctions on it and Liberica coffee beans almost vanished from the markets.
4- Excelsa: Excelsa is the latest addition to the major types of coffee beans. It is mostly grown in Southeast Asia and has a tart fruitier flavour. It has the attributes of both light and dark roast coffees.