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International Coffee Day (1 October)[1] is an occasion that is used to promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage, with events now occurring in places around the world. The first official date was 3 October 2015, as agreed by then International Coffee Organization[2] and was launched in Milan.[3] This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers.[4] On this day, many businesses offer free or discounted cups of coffee.[5] Some businesses share coupons and special deals with their loyal followers via social networking.[6] Some greeting card companies sell International Coffee Day greeting cards as well as free e-cards.

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List of food days

List of food days

This is a list of food days by country. Many countries have designated specific days as celebrations, commemorations, or acknowledgments of certain types of food and drink.

Coffee

Coffee

Coffee is a drink prepared from roasted coffee beans. Darkly colored, bitter, and slightly acidic, coffee has a stimulating effect on humans, primarily due to its caffeine content. It is the most popular hot drink in the world.

International Coffee Organization

International Coffee Organization

The International Coffee Organization (ICO) was set up in 1963 in London, under the auspices of the United Nations (UN) due to the economic importance of coffee. It administers the International Coffee Agreement (ICA), an important instrument for development cooperation.

Milan

Milan

Milan is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, and the second-most populous city proper in Italy after Rome. The city proper has a population of about 1.4 million, while its metropolitan city has 3.26 million inhabitants. Its continuously built-up urban area is the fourth largest in the EU with 5.27 million inhabitants. According to national sources, the population within the wider Milan metropolitan area, is estimated between 8.2 million and 12.5 million making it by far the largest metropolitan area in Italy and one of the largest in the EU.

Fair trade coffee

Fair trade coffee

Fair trade coffee is coffee that is certified as having been produced to fair trade standards by fair trade organizations, which create trading partnerships that are based on dialogue, transparency and respect, with the goal of achieving greater equity in international trade. These partnerships contribute to sustainable development by offering better trading conditions to coffee bean farmers. Fair trade organizations support producers and sustainable environmental farming practices and prohibit child labor or forced labor.

History

At a meeting on 3–7 March 2014,[7] a decision was taken by the International Coffee Organization to launch the first official International Coffee Day in Milan as part of Expo 2015.[8]

Various events have been held, called Coffee Day or National Coffee Day, with many of these on or around September 29.[9]

The exact origin of International Coffee Day is unknown. An event was first promoted in Japan in 1983 by the All Japan Coffee Association (全日本コーヒー協会).[10][11][12] In the United States "National Coffee Day" was mentioned publicly as early as 2005.[13] 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.[14] It was promoted in China by the International Coffee Organization, first celebrated in 1997, and made into an annual celebration in early April 2001.[15] Taiwan first celebrated International Coffee Day in 2009.[16] Nepal first celebrated National Coffee Day on 17 November 2005.[17] Indonesia, which first celebrated National Coffee Day on 17 August 2006, celebrates it on the same day as Indonesia's Independence Day.[18]

National coffee days

Roasted coffee beans
Roasted coffee beans
Date Countries
April 14 Portugal[19]
May 6 Denmark
May 24 Brazil[20]
June 6 Finland[21]
June 27 Colombia[22]
August 17 Indonesia
August 22 Peru[23]
September, second Friday Costa Rica[24]
September, 4th Tuesday Netherlands [25]
September 28 Switzerland
September 29
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada[26]
  • Ethiopia
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India (Chikmagalur, Bengaluru, The land of Coffee)
  • Norway[27]
  • Philippines Conceived to showcase Lipa City as the longstanding "Coffee Granary of the Philippines".[28]
  • Romania
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan[16]
  • United States[29]
  • Pakistan, Karachi
  • Poland
October 1
  • Australia
  • Germany[30]
  • Honduras[31]
  • Ireland[32]
  • Slovakia
  • Japan[33]
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico[34]
  • Mongolia
  • New Zealand[35]
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka[36]
  • United Kingdom
  • Bangladesh (Popular coffee chain Northend Coffee Roasters started celebrating International Coffee Day on 1 October 2019)

Source: "International Coffee Day", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Coffee_Day.

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References
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  21. ^ "Lauantaina vietetään hyvän kahvin päivää". Yle Uutiset (in Finnish). 13 April 2012 [6 June 2009]. Retrieved 17 July 2022.
  22. ^ "Ley 1337 del 2009 de Colombia". Secretaría General del Senado (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  23. ^ Administrator. "Día del Café Peruano". minagri.gob.pe. Archived from the original on 2016-10-31. Retrieved 2016-12-10.
  24. ^ "Costa Rica celebrará el día nacional del café". iCafe. August 22, 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  25. ^ "Nationale koffiedag". About Coffee & Tea (in Dutch). 2021-09-28. Retrieved 2021-09-28.
  26. ^ "Ten things you didn't know about coffee". Global News. September 29, 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  27. ^ "Internasjonal Kaffedag". Pals AS. Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  28. ^ "Events (October)". International Coffee Day. Philippines Department of Tourism. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  29. ^ Times, Los Angeles (September 29, 2015). "Where to get free coffee and doughnuts for National Coffee Day". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 30, 2015.
  30. ^ "Tag des Kaffees". Deutscher Kaffeeverband e.V. Retrieved 3 September 2014.
  31. ^ "Día Nacional de la Caficultura". Instituto Hondureño del Café (IHCAFE). Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  32. ^ "Sit back, relax and celebrate International Coffee Day with a Java Republic brew". The Irish Times.
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  34. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2022-09-22. Retrieved 2020-09-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  36. ^ "Celebrating International Coffee Day". Colombo Coffee Club. October 7, 2015. Archived from the original on February 18, 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
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