This Sunday (1st October) is international coffee day, which is the global celebration of coffee’s journey from the farm to your cup. All across the 77 member states of the International Coffee Organisation (ICO), there will be events going on from today (Friday) until Sunday, honouring the men and women who grow and harvest our beloved beans around the world.
To see some more info about what’s going on, check out the hashtag #InternationalCoffeeDay on Instagram and Twitter, or find an event near you on the official website here. There’s plenty going on, so what better time to get involved in some caffeinated fun!
Celebrating coffee isn’t an entirely new concept, the ICO was launched 3 years ago…
“In 2015, the ICO launched the first official celebration of ICD with a dedicated website featuring more than 70 events from 35 countries around the world. Last year, nearly 130 events from 54 countries were posted on the ICD website. The ICO is once again calling on private companies, independent businesses, public associations, and coffee lovers around the world to organise an event or campaign for ICD 2017 weekend.”
How much do you know about coffee?
Do you know your cortado from your cappuccino? How about the difference between a flat white and a latte? Now is a better time than ever to celebrate your favourite beverage by learning a little more about the drink we all love.
Why not read some of our previous blogs and deepen your knowledge on the beloved bean? We can’t promise it will make your coffee taste better, but it may make you better appreciate what it took to get it from the farm to your belly.
- We explain coffee types available from our WMF coffee machines
- Differences in how other cultures enjoy coffee around the world
- Common mistakes in making coffee… and how to overcome them
If all of this is old news to you, or if you just fancy seeing how much you really know about coffee, check out this great quiz from Buzzfeed.
What was your score? Share it with us on twitter here!
For many of us, coffee isn’t just a drink, but a real passion and a way of life. International Coffee Day is a great reminder of how lucky we are to have access to such amazing quality coffee all around the world.
If your daily brew isn’t quite up to scratch, don’t miss out! Take a look at our brochure and see the wide range of great coffee machines to suit any business, from easy to use bean-to-cup machines, to the classic styling of the WMF Espresso. Never settle for mediocre coffee again!