National Coffee Day 2011: Fun Coffee Facts and Places to Grab a Free Cup

Category: / Sep 29, 2011 3:09PM EDT
Today is National Coffee Day 2011, and several places around the country are handing out free cups of coffee to celebrate. This is the one day a year coffee lovers and addicts alike can join together in celebration, and enjoy their cup o’ joe without forking over the extra 2 bucks. If you are one of those people who feel like they need coffee just to get through their day, you are not alone. According to a new coffee consumption survey commissioned by 7-Eleven, three out of five Americans think the same thing. 7-Eleven offered a free medium coffee, cappuccino, or latte until 11 am, and Krispy Kreme plans to offer a free 12 ounce cup all day with no strings attached. Dunkin’ Donuts, which has quickly become the public’s go to coffee spot, will be serving up hot and iced coffee for just 50 cents. Dunkin' Donuts did a survey of their own looking at the top 10 professions that are most likely to need coffee to get through the workday. The top three jobs included Scientist or Lab Technician, Marketing or PR Professional, and Educator. Want another fun coffee fact? Chicago drank the most coffee out of any other U.S. city in 2011, followed by New York, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.