If the first words out of your mouth every morning are, “I’ll have a large coffee”—or if you can’t even speak until after you’ve had your java fix—there's a national holiday created especially for you.
America will put staunch tea drinkers to shame on National Coffee Day this Saturday, when coffee fiends can rejoice and celebrate their beloved coffee bean with free brew from national chains.
Coffee was first brought to America in the mid-1600s in a shipment en route to “New Amsterdam,” now known as New York, according to the National Coffee Association. We have that shipment and the Boston Tea Party to thank for turning the nation into coffee drinkers.
National coffee chains, some with locations in and around Gloucester Township, will be giving out free cups of coffee this week in honor of National Coffee Day.
McDonald's restaurants along the East Coast, including the Blackwood Clementon Road location, will be giving away free 12-ounce coffees now through Saturday. No purchase is necessary, and coffee will be available in the drive-thru or in the restaurant.
Friday is CofFREE Day at 7-Eleven, which means a free large coffee for anyone who stops by a participating 7-Eleven store between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. Make sure to enjoy your free brew at the 7-Eleven's Gloucester Township stores on Church Street, Blackwood Clementon Road and Evesham Road.
What’s your favorite blend, and where do you get it? Tell us in the comments.