National Coffee Day folks! Here, it’s National Coffee Day every day but I do hear that coffee chains are giving coffee deals if you are out and about. DD has a 66c medium coffee. I think MickeyD’s has a free coffee deal, but don’t quote me, I think it’s only if you have their app. Krispy Kreme has the best deal – coffee and a donut, free. Bummer there’s no KK near me, anywhere near me for that matter.
Starbucks is going a whole other route – giving back to coffee farmers by donating a tree to Mexican coffee farmers. I’ve never seen any Mexican coffee at Starbucks, not once, so I don’t know how generous this gift is. I like the idea tho.
This Thursday, September 29, is National Coffee Day in the United States. In honor of everyone’s favorite morning beverage and the farmers who make its consumption possible, Starbucks has announced it will donate one coffee tree to a farmer in need for every cup of Mexico Chiapas coffee sold Thursday.
The Coffee Day initiative is part of Starbucks’s broader commitment to help wipe out coffee rust—a fungus threatening coffee trees in Latin America. For the last year, Starbucks has donated a coffee tree for every bag of coffee purchased in participating stores in America and Mexico. Already, the company has raised enough money to plant 18 million rust-resistant coffee trees, 10 million of which have already been delivered to farmers. They hope that by extending their “One Tree for Every Bag” commitment to cups of coffee for National Coffee Day, they will be able to meet their goal of donating 20 million trees by the end of 2016.
I opted for the Chemex this morning – my nod to old school. With the Starbucks Breakfast blend beans. Six out of seven days it’s the standard Cuisinart coffee maker – it’s easier to deal with in the morning, no boiling water, no watching it steep, but honestly, no coffee taste beats the Chemex. None.
I keep a pantry of bean options too and one can of pre-ground (blech) just in case I can’t function the grinder one morning. One of the kids said to me the sound of the bean grinder in the early hours of the morning meant all was well. I’ve been grinding whole beans as long as I’ve been drinking coffee.
The Starbucks beans must have lots more caffeine per bean because if I use a store brand (see left, bag is Stop & Shop brand), I get a headache or felt groggy in the early afternoon.
So bottoms up – here’s mud in your eye. My coffee is with 1% milk. No sugar. Mr. EOS drinks his coffee black.
Time to start the day.