5 National Coffee Days You Didn't Know Existed
Whether you are a coffee lover or you simply like celebrating fun holidays throughout the year, these national coffee days may be for you! Let’s learn about all the fun coffee holidays you may not have known about before.
Why Celebrate National Coffee Holidays?
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks around the world and in the United States. According to the National Coffee Association (NCA)’s 2020 survey, 7 in 10 Americans drink coffee every week. Of these people, 62% drink coffee every day! In addition, the overall consumption of coffee by Americans has gone up by 5% since 2015. Of those under 40 years old, coffee beverage consumption has gone up by 40% since 2015! With the growing popularity of coffee, it is no wonder there are so many different coffee holidays. In fact, you may have already heard of National Coffee Day (September 29th) and International Coffee Day (October 1st).
If you love celebrating or finding ways to make certain days special, then these fun coffee holidays will be right up your alley. It doesn't matter whether you drink coffee daily or just occasionally. Let’s explore some national coffee days you may not have known existed before!
1. National Coffee Cake Day (4/7)
National Coffee Cake Day is the first coffee holiday of the year and is on April 7th. National Coffee Cake Day is a great way to get not only your daily cup of coffee in but also to treat yourself to a sweet dessert. It’s a great holiday for those who have a sweet tooth and like having any excuses to get a sweet treat in during the day.
If you have never heard of coffee cake before, you may think it is a type of coffee-flavored cake. However, that is not the case! In fact, a coffee cake is a type of cake made to be eaten with a cup of coffee. It is usually a lighter cake that is not too sweet and is topped with a crunchy crumb. You can find a variety of coffee cakes around the world. For instance, American coffee cake is made with cinnamon on top. On the other hand, British coffee cake contains a walnut topping.
2. National Coffee Milkshake Day (7/26)
The next fun coffee holiday is on July 26th. National Milkshake Day lands right in National Ice Cream Month. It is the perfect holiday for those who want to enjoy a cold and creamy caffeinated drink during the warmer season.
Beat the heat by making your own delicious coffee milkshake at home! All you need to do is mix high-quality instant coffee granules into a cup of room temperature water. Mix until it's all dissolved, and then put into a blender. Next, add in two or three scoops of your preferred vanilla ice cream. Then, put four ice cubes into the blender and blend until all the ingredients are combined. Next, pour your creamy milkshake into a cup. Lastly, add in your preferred toppings, such as whipped cream or chocolate syrup, and enjoy!
3. National Frappe Day (10/7)
National Frappe Day on October 7th is a great holiday for everyone. This is because frappes are easily customizable drinks that anyone can make their own. So what is a frappe exactly? A frappe is a type of blended coffee beverage. The base of this drink is made with coffee or espresso, milk, sweetener, and ice cubes blended. However, there are many variations of the drink depending on which coffee shop you go to. For instance, you can find it blended with ice cream or chocolate. There are also various flavors that you can add, such as caramel syrup or even Oreos.
To celebrate this holiday, you can either go to your favorite cafe and order a frappe or make one yourself at home! You can easily make a frappe at home using instant coffee. Best of all, you can customize it to your taste preferences.
The quickest and easiest way you can make your own frappe at home is to use instant coffee and a blender. You'll need two tablespoons of quality instant coffee, cold water or milk, ice cubes, and sweetener. Once you have blended or shaken these ingredients together, your delicious frothy coffee is ready to be poured into a cup and enjoyed.
Moreover, you can easily customize this coffee drink depending on what you want that day. This includes adding flavored syrups such as vanilla or mocha. You can also add toppings to your frappe coffee after you have poured it into a cup. These can include whipped cream, milk foam, ice cream, or caramel.
4. National Espresso Day (11/23)
National Espresso Day lands on November 23rd. Espresso is a type of concentrated coffee drink used in a variety of coffee drinks. This includes the latte, mocha, macchiato, and cappuccino. Compared to a normal cup of coffee, an espresso is served in a smaller quantity but is more concentrated. It is made using an espresso machine. Pressurized hot water is forced through finely ground coffee and the strong flavors are quickly extracted.
If you are the type who enjoys strong black coffee, then you can celebrate by ordering an espresso at a cafe. If you are a coffee enthusiast, you can even brew your own at home. However, if you do not enjoy black coffee, there are still ways for you to celebrate! Use your espresso to create coffee drinks such as a latte.
5. Peppermint Latte Day (12/3)
Peppermint Latte Day on December 3rd is the perfect holiday for the Winter season! With Christmas and the festivities around this time of year, you may already be familiar with popular seasonal drinks. For example, in many cafes and coffee shops, the peppermint flavor is regularly featured throughout the holiday season.
The peppermint latte is the perfect drink to get cozy with at home. Forget going out in the cold to order from a coffee shop. You can easily make this drink yourself at home! First, you can either brew a shot of espresso or make half a cup of strong coffee. To do this, pour in your preferred amount of instant coffee crystals into half a cup of warm or hot water. Next, add some peppermint syrup into half a cup of warm or steamed milk. Whisk together until combined. Then, pour the peppermint milk over your hot coffee. Lastly, get cozy and enjoy your peppermint latte!
With all these fun coffee holidays throughout the year, which one is your favorite? It doesn't matter how you like your coffee. There will be plenty of coffee holidays for you to celebrate! So which fun coffee holiday will you be celebrating this year?