International Coffee Day

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International Coffee Day is a global celebration that promotes coffee as a beverage and recognizes the millions of people who work in the coffee industry, from farmers to baristas. The observance aims to raise awareness about the various aspects of coffee cultivation, processing, and consumption, as well as to advocate for sustainable practices in the coffee industry. A key aspect of this day is acknowledging the significant role coffee plays in the lives and economies of many countries, as well as in people's daily routines and social interactions.

International Coffee Day was first celebrated in 2015 after the International Coffee Organization, an intergovernmental body of coffee exporting and importing countries, decided to have a dedicated day to celebrate coffee. In India, the coffee industry holds significant importance. Currently, the country is the sixth-largest producer of coffee globally and boasts its own unique coffee culture, with special emphasis on filter coffee. Indian coffee is highly regarded for its distinctive flavor, and states like Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu are well-known for their coffee plantations.

The celebration of International Coffee Day in India showcases the diversity of the beverage, with various cafes, restaurants, and coffee shops offering unique experiences to coffee lovers. Activities like coffee tasting, brewing workshops, and coffee-themed competitions often take place, giving people the opportunity to learn more about their favorite brews and local coffee traditions. The event also encourages the support of local coffee farmers and businesses. International Coffee Day is observed on the 1st of October every year, providing everyone a chance to come together and express their appreciation for this much-loved beverage.

International Coffee Day facts

  • Based on the Food Regulation Standing Committee and Caffeine Working Group, Red bull has an average caffeine content of 32.0 mg/100ml, compared to a cappuccino which has caffeine content of 101.9 mg/100ml. Espresso style coffee made from ground coffee beans has 194.0 mg/ml of caffeine content. According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 400mg of caffeine is the safe limit for most adults
  • Two of the main types of coffee bean consumed include Arabica and Robusta.
  • India is known for its unique preparation of coffee, called 'filter coffee,' which is a popular beverage in South India. The coffee is grown in the states of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
  • India is the 6th largest coffee producer in the world. However, unlike many other countries, India largely consumes the coffee it produces.

Top things to do in India for International Coffee Day

  • Make a coffee infused dessert. Our favorite picks:
    Coffee Cream Pie, Coffee cheesecake, Mocha-Walnut Brownies
  • Have a Coffee-based alcoholic drink. Here are our favorite picks:
    Brazilian Coffee (made with Kahlua)
    Irish Coffee Creamtini (made with Irish whiskey)
    Mexican Coffee (made with tequila and Kahlua)
    Pitch Dark Coffee Stout Beer
  • Get together with friends or family and host a coffee tasting session at home. Explore different types of coffee beans, roast levels, and brewing techniques. You can also pair the coffee with snacks or desserts to enhance the tasting experience.
  • Use International Coffee Day as an opportunity to support local coffee brands or artisans. Buy their coffee beans or products, share their stories on social media, and help promote their businesses.

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