Break out the party hats and stir sticks, because it’s time to celebrate. International Coffee Day is October 1.
“We will celebrate International Coffee Day all week by exploring and featuring coffee creations from all over the world,” says David Wagner, owner of Ambrosia Coffee. “Turkish coffee, the Spanish Café Bombon and more.”
If you prefer to brew your coffee at home, Wagner says freshness is key. “The beans you purchase should have been roasted very recently—no more than a week on the shelf.”
Coffee can be celebrated for its flavor, taste and caffeine content but it also plays a larger role in our community—coffee brings people together. “Coffee shops are like micro-communities,” says Wagner, “a variety of individuals with various purposes being fulfilled in the same place.”
With the ability to stretch across political lines, gender and culture, coffee is a great way to connect with all types of people.
So raise a cup and toast your roast.