International coffee day falls on the 1st October, each and every year.
International coffee day is a global celebration for coffee lovers to come together and celebrate their love of the beverage whilst supporting coffee farmers, whose crop is their livelihoods. The event aims to raise awareness of the incredible work of those involved in the coffee industry and promote the fair trade of coffee.
It may surprise you to learn that international coffee day is a very recent celebration. Launching in Milan at Expo 2015, this worldwide event was set up by the International Coffee Organisation, the main intergovernmental organisation for coffee, whose goal it is to bring together exporting and importing governments to fight challenges in the coffee world.
There are numerous ways to get involved in international coffee day, here are just a few of our ideas:
Coffee is one of the nation’s favourite drinks, but without our coffee baristas, what would our favourite coffee drinks be? So, it only seems fitting that there be a day dedicated to them. International barista day falls every year on the 1st of March.
Being a coffee barista is a relatively new job title, of which was coined in 1938. Baristas are the magic behind the coffee beans, they deliver exceptionally great coffee for thousands of people. Without them, coffee wouldn’t be the same.
There are a few small ways that you can show your appreciation of your local barista, or any for that matter. This is how:
International coffee day is the most widely recognised event in the UK, but there are tonnes of others all around the world throughout the year! Did you know there’s even a National Irish Coffee Day which occurs on 25th January each year?
That’s our guide to international coffee day! Want to find out how we’re making a difference to the lives of coffee farmers? Learn about our NESCAFÉ Plan.