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 on Sept. 29, 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 Little Silver and Oceanport, 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 Route 35 location in Eatontown and the Shrewsbury Avenue location in Tinton Falls, will be giving away free 12-ounce coffees every day from now through Sept. 29. No purchase is necessary, and coffee will be available in the drive-thru or in the restaurant.
It’s CofFREE Day at 7-Eleven, which means a free large coffee for anyone who stops by a participating 7-Eleven store. Make sure to enjoy your free brew at the 7-Eleven on Branch Avenue in Little Silver between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Sept. 28.
Krispy Kreme is offering one free 12-ounce House Blend Coffee per customer at participating stores on Sept. 29, with no purchase necessary. The company is also holding a contest in conjunction with their 75th anniversary. Participants will have a chance to win two free bags of coffee per month for the next year. Although there is no Krispy Kreme located in the Little Silver-Oceanport area, New York City commuters are in luck - there's one in Penn Station.
What’s your favorite blend, and where do you get it? Tell us in the comments.