Calling All Coffee-holics! It's National Coffee Day!

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

... Howard Schultz


Cat faces before and after coffee


What's more luscious than waking up to the smell of fresh brewed 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.




Coffee is always a good idea

For 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! As far as I'm concerned, coffee is always a good idea!



"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



Facts About Coffee:


 "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%).  Popularity of single cup brewing machines has soared by nearly 50% in the last five years.  Americans are 24% less likely than in 2015 to prepare their coffee in a traditional drip coffee maker.

  • 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 Best Coffee Shops In Charlotte



Brewing The Perfect Cup Of Coffee:

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

... Justina Chen Headley


Perfect coffeeHow to best brew a cup of perfect 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 quotes below   totally define my personal relationship with coffee:


"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! 


This information about National Coffee Day is provided by Nina Hollander with Coldwell Banker, Greater Charlotte residential real estate expert and coffee lover.


If you're considering purchasing or selling a home near one of Charlotte's great coffee houses or anywhere in the Charlotte region, I'd love an opportunity to earn your business, exceed your expectations, and to show you why experience matters and how:

"The Right Broker Makes All The Difference."

 And let's do it over a cup of coffee!






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Comments (38)

George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina I am not a coffee-halic but I do enjoy a good cup of coffee.

Sep 29, 2023 12:34 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Hello Miss Nina Hollander, Broker I am an unapologetic coffee lover.  I love it as a treat when I wake up each day.  I have the discipline to wait until I do what I need to do before my coffee.  

I love my coffee organic, black, and hot.  My first sip, I say yum, so good, followed by giving thanks for it. 

Wow - you have certainly shared a wealth of information about coffee in this post! 

Sep 29, 2023 12:46 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George... I love a good cup of coffee, I love coffee ice cream, I use a coffee scented shampoo. It's coffee day every day for me.

Sep 29, 2023 01:10 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist hi Kathleen... I'm just the opposite... I don't do anything until I've had that first cup of coffee (except maybe feed my cat who is not patient). As a kid I couldn't wait to grow up to be able to have coffee... my mother was all about coffee so I think it's in my genes! :)

Sep 29, 2023 01:12 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Chocolate and Coffee, oh my! My two favorite days of the year as well.

I looked through some of the recipes and feel inspired to go have a coffee peanut butter protein smoothie as a snack. It sounds delish!

Sep 29, 2023 04:07 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Nina Hollander, Broker had no idea it was National Coffee Day! I am trying to cut down on coffee as my doctor said it may be assisting  my indigestion

Sep 29, 2023 05:11 PM
Abby Stiller
SW Florida (239) 284-8637

It's National Coffee day for me every day Nina Hollander, Broker I have tried coffee from many Countries and still the best to me it's from Nicaragua :)

Sep 29, 2023 06:23 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The day doesn't start right until I have that first sip in the morning and after the first cup, my mind is alert enough to start the day.

Sep 29, 2023 06:28 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I finally had to kick my 40 year habit with coffee and I look for some kick a$$ tea. It worked 🙂

Sep 29, 2023 09:38 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty good morning, Pat... same here... and what's better than coffee ice cream with dark chocolate chips? A perfect combination if you ask me.

Sep 30, 2023 04:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hannah Williams hi Hannah... sorry to hear of your indigestion problems. Fortunately that's not something I suffer from. I can't imagine my life without coffee!

Sep 30, 2023 04:57 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Abby Stiller good morning, Abby... it's National Coffee Day in my house, too! I mix a dark roast with a medium roast to get the perfect blend.

Sep 30, 2023 04:57 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754 good morning, Ed. My day doesn't start at all without that first cup of coffee. The only thing I do while it's brewing is feed my cat. Otherwise, everything waits until I've had that first sip.

Sep 30, 2023 04:59 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS good morning, Paul... wondering what kick-a$$ tea you found. Tea actually has more caffeine than coffee. I don't actually drink coffee for the caffeine... I drink it for the taste.

Sep 30, 2023 05:00 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Opening up a coffee shop seems like a surefire way of becoming a millionaire with all of the coffee addicts there are in the world, haha.  I have never had coffee myself.

Sep 30, 2023 05:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Brian England well, I don't know about that, Brian. Starbucks put a lot of coffee shops out of business in the past few years and I believe they also are closing down stores.

Sep 30, 2023 05:18 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - I don't have coffee everyday at home but when I travel I love to try new (non franchise) Coffee Shops! The experience is always different.

Several years ago there was a quaint little Book Shop with a coffee bar and unique desserts inside the shop with plenty of tables and chairs. I loved going there. It wasn't in Flower Mound, but close enough. Unfortunately it went out of business. Gosh I miss it!

Oct 02, 2023 04:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP two of my favorite places -- a bookshop and a coffee shop. So sad that many of them are going out of business.

Oct 02, 2023 04:14 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Nina Hollander, Broker - You can't imagine how surprised I was to walk into a Barnes & Noble a couple months ago in Lewisville (next to Flower Mound) and see empty shelves and 50% off sale signs on everything! I found out that was their last day and closed. Then I went to Highland Village (same day; another bordering city to Flower Mound) and the building was being torn down. B&M is gone there too.

BUT! There is GOOD NEWS! A new Barnes & Noble is opening in Flower Mound the second week in November 2023! We still have a 1/2 Price Book Store and I enjoying going there too, but they don't sell coffee. 

Coffee & Books goes together like peanut butter & jelly. Not that I'm a fan of P&J but you know what I mean. 

Oct 02, 2023 04:33 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP it makes me so sad to see so many bookstores disappear. Shopping on line is not quite the same experience. I grew up going from bookstore to bookstore on Fifth Avenue in NYC.... most are now gone... and they were just the most beautiful buildings. Now, personally, I am a fan of peanut butter and jelly... I just don't indulge frequently!

Oct 02, 2023 06:13 AM