International Coffee Day & (Good) Coffee Service
Sep 8th, 2016 - Espresso, macchiato, soy cappuccino, americano; whichever way you drink it, make sure you take a moment – or several – to celebrate International Coffee Day on October 1st. The International Coffee Organization, along with its 77 member states, created International Coffee Day as a way to celebrate coffee as a beverage, promote fair trade coffee, and raise awareness for the daily struggles of coffee growers.
Some fast facts about the international coffee trade and consumption:
- 144.8 million – The estimated number of 60 kg (132 lbs) bags of coffee that were produced in 2015.
- 152.1 million – The estimated number of 60 kg (132 lbs) bags of coffee that were consumed in 2015.
- 23.8 million – The estimated number of 60 kg (132 lbs) bags of coffee that were consumed in the United States in 2014.
- 2.0% – The average annual growth rate in global coffee consumption since 2011.
October 1st falls on a Saturday this year, so make sure to start your weekend off the right way and indulge in a smooth, steaming, or iced, cup of java to add a little pep to your step.
But why limit International Coffee Day to just one day? Celebrate all weekend long and into Monday, October 3rd, and treat your colleagues, employees, or clients to a Coffee Break and Cookie Basket from Corporate Caterers to start the week off with a jolt, and shake off the Monday blues. If you’re in the Florida area, then celebrate International Coffee Day at the same time as Hispanic Heritage Month, and indulge in the Café con Leche Cart, complete with freshly baked pastelitos and delicious café con leche for a delicious Monday treat!
Source: The State of the Global Coffee Trade, August 4, 2016. International Coffee Organization.