Wake Up And Smell That Coffee! It's National Coffee Day!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty 179530

 

NATIONAL COFFEE DAY: SEPTEMBER 29

WAKE UP AND SMELL THAT COFFEE!

 

"I can't imagine a day without coffee! I can't imagine!"

... Howard Schultz

 

Is there a more wonderful smell to wake up to than coffee? September 29th is a special day for coffee lovers and admitted coffee-holics! That's me! It's National Coffee Day!  National Coffee Day  happens to be one of my two most favorite "food related" days of the year (the other being World Chocolate Day). Click for THE ULITMATE GUIDE TO DIFFERENT COFFEES.

 

 

 

I love coffeeFor all the "coffee-holics" out there (and I'm unabashedly one). I firmly believing that coffee should be its own food group. National Coffee Day is a great reason to go out and celebrate with an extra cup or two of coffee!

 

"Sometimes I go hours without drinking coffee. It's called sleeping."

... Anonymous

 

If you know some truly serious coffee lovers did you know you can send them an e-card to mark the day, so why not surprise them with a free e-card to celebrate National Coffee Day? 

 

Things to do today.... make coffee

 

"What goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup."

... Henry Rollins

                                                                                                             

Coffee Facts:

 "No matter what historians claimed, BC really stand for 'before coffee.'"

... Cerise Sinclair

  • 2+ BILLION cups of coffee are consumed DAILY worldwide! (Have you ever wondered... how they count those cups?) I know I contribute to that number... as I'm now on my fourth cup of the morning... and the day is still young! 

  • 400 BILLION cups of coffee are consumed ANNUALLY worldwide!

  • Specialty coffee sales are increasing by 20% per year and account for nearly 8% of the $18 billion U.S. coffee market. 43% of coffee drinkers opt for specialty coffees.

  • Coffee has been around since 800 AD, having been discovered in Ethiopia.

  • As a world commodity, coffee is second only to oil.

  • Coffee consumption has hit a two-decade high post-pandemic. 83% of Americans drink coffee regularly according to The National Coffee Association. 66% drink coffee every day, up 14% since January 2021. 84% of coffee drinkers now drink coffee at home. Some 150 million Americans drink three cups of coffee every day. (I know I do my share to contribute to these statistics.)

  • Cappuccinos and lattes are tied for America’s most popular coffee, followed closely by plain espresso and cafe mocha.

  • 41% of coffee drinkers use a drip coffee maker, followed by single-cup systems (27%), cold brewing (9%) and espresso machines (8%). 

  • Brazil produces 40% of the world's coffee. There are 25 million small producers who make a living from coffee.

  • Coffee beans are not actually beans, but fruit pits.

Coffee is its own food group

"Caffeine and sugar... the two basic food groups."

... Laurell K Hamilton

 

Coffee "Freebies" On National Coffee Day:

In recognition of National Coffee Day, there are lots of "freebies" related to coffee today. Check them out here: National Coffee Day deals/freebies.

 

10 Of The Best Coffee Shops In Charlotte

 


 

How To Brew The Perfect Cup Of Coffee:

"Adventure in life is good; consistency in coffee is even better."

... Justina Chen Headley

 

How to best brew a cup of coffee seems to be a never-ending conversation amongst coffee lovers. I grew up drinking coffee that was percolated on a stove top. I still think that's the tastiest coffee I ever drank. And, oh, the aroma of that percolating coffee! Sadly, my mother's percolating skills did not pass down to me.

 

Over the years I've experimented with all the coffee brewing methods -- percolating, automatic drip machines, manual drip, coffee presses. When we built our home in 2006, I opted for a built-in Miele coffeemaker and have never looked back. There's just nothing like a freshly brewed cup each and every time. The major drawback to this machine (besides how expensive it is) is  that you can't use flavored beans in it. So when the mood strikes me for a flavored cup of coffee, I go back to my automatic drip machine.

 

"Life is too short for bad coffee."

... Joseph Baumel

 

Whatever your favorite method of preparing coffee might be, here's information on how to brew that perfect cup of java:

 

 

 "I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee."

... Flash Rosenberg

 


 

Cooking With Coffee:

 

As a "coffee-holic," I love absolutely anything coffee-flavored. So if you're like me, here are some resources for great recipes using coffee:

 

 


 

Coffee Quotes:

Did you know there are a lots of quotes about coffee?  The six quoted below   totally define my personal relationship with coffee, are:

 

"Coffee is a language unto itself."

... Jackie Chan

"My birthstone is a coffee bean."

... Unknown

 

"The powers of a man’s mind are directly proportional to the quantity of coffee he drinks."

... Sir James MacKintosh

 

“As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”

... Cassandra Claire

 

"Never trust anyone who doesn't drink coffee."

... AJ Lee

 

"Everyone should believe in something. I believe I will have another coffee."

... Anonymous

 

Click here for a link to more coffee quotes.

 

It's National Coffee Day today... so whether you're a "coffee-holic" like myself, or simply enjoy that occasional cup of coffee, why not go out and celebrate the day with a great cup of coffee! 

 

National Coffee Day

 

This information about National Coffee Day is provided by Nina Hollander/Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker, Greater Charlotte region residential real estate experts and coffee lovers.

 

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Comments (38)

Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Happy Thursday. Great information, I could never give up coffee.  Thank you for the post and sell a house. Bill

Sep 29, 2022 06:17 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bill Salvatore - East Valley good morning, Bill... I'd find it virtually impossible to give up coffee, myself. I suppose if it was a life or death situation, I'd do it... but not till then!

Sep 29, 2022 06:20 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Nina Hollander, Broker What a delightful post on coffee. I do start my day with a cup of coffee. I had no idea it was National coffee day. Thank you for all this information 

Sep 29, 2022 07:02 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hannah Williams hi Hannah... as you might have figured out by now, National Coffee Day is one of my favorite days of the year! :)

Sep 29, 2022 07:04 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Nina - the first thing I do in the morning is brew a cup of Starbucks coffee.

Sep 29, 2022 07:05 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Grant Schneider hi Grant... that's the first thing I also do each morning while feeding my cat and dog... but it's not Starbucks! :)

Sep 29, 2022 07:07 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

What a fun and detailed post Nina Hollander, Broker . I am being sincere when I say I try to limit myself to 3 pots a day.

Sep 29, 2022 07:10 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, not sure how some can actually wake up without coffee in the morning.   That is mandatory in my home!

Sep 29, 2022 08:16 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Well being alergic to caffeine, i only drink decaf, but still love my coffee. I had had a nespresso, but now reading this i am wanting a cup of coffee.

Sep 29, 2022 08:24 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 oh my gosh, Nick... I don't know what I'd do with myself if I was allergic to caffeine! I'm allergic to olives and honey, but those I can live without.

Sep 29, 2022 09:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bob "RealMan" Timm hi Bob... 3 pots a day is a bit much even for me. I do three to four cups a day.

Sep 29, 2022 09:49 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... when I get up in the mornings, nothing happens till my coffee gets started. Even the animals know they wait for their breakfast till the machine gets going!

Sep 29, 2022 09:50 AM
Joan Cox

LAUGHING!!!    My kitties think they are first!!!

Sep 29, 2022 11:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Joan Cox ha-ha-ha... my boys are trained to wait!

Sep 29, 2022 12:13 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- I am on my 2nd of 4 cups of coffee that I drink daily. You and I have the same favorite days of the year...this and dark chocolate day. We have had a Jura Capresso Fully automatic coffee maker since 2004 and love it. And, when we empty a bag of beans in it, we both breathe in the beautiful aroma of coffee. 

Sep 29, 2022 11:51 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I've been known to make sachets with coffee beans for my pantry and closets... just love the smell.

Sep 29, 2022 12:14 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

'A bad day with coffee is better than a good day without it. '':) 

I'm on my second cup today. 

Sep 29, 2022 01:29 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Inna Ivchenko hi Inna... I'm done with my second cup by 5:30 in the morning! 

Sep 29, 2022 01:34 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina I do love a good cup of coffee, so everyday is National Coffee Day for me.  ☺️

Sep 29, 2022 03:34 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Recently, I went through a medial procedure and had to do without coffee that morning and I'd rather have been asleep than be without coffee, Nina!

Sep 29, 2022 06:15 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Nina just an FYI Diane and I are such coffee snobs like when it comes to wine too, so with that said we brew one cup of coffee at a time and I buy fresh beans and we grind them daily:)Endre

Sep 29, 2022 11:13 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Endre Barath, Jr. hi Endre... I'm very fussy about my coffee beans. My built-in Miele makes one cup at a time, grinding the beans fresh for each cup. I do keep some coffee with ground beans in case I lose power and can make coffee without electricity.

Sep 30, 2022 04:04 AM