Where to Get Your Free Joe on National Coffee Day


Today is National Coffee Day, one of many annual food-related celebrations of unspecified origin. If you’re among the 54% of Americans who enjoy a daily brew, you might want to celebrate National Coffee Day by acquiring your juice for free. Below, we’ve listed some of the coffee shops offering special National Coffee Day deals:

Texas/Midwest: Dunn Bros. is offering one free 12 oz. cup with this coupon.

Los Angeles: Panera is offering a second cup of coffee, free, when you order one cup and say “pay it forward.”

Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire: McDonald’s is giving away free cups of Newman’s Own coffee today and tomorrow.

Coral Gables, Fla: Buttercream Cupcakes & Coffee is giving away a cup of free joe.

All over the country, Starbucks will be giving away a free cup of its new VIA instant coffee on October 2-4. The catch: It’s instant.

Filterfresh, a coffee supplier, is offering a home brewer and coffee for your office if you write a winning story about “why coffee is the greatest beverage of all time.”

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Ohio and Kentucky: Busken Bakery is offering free coffee and a cookie.

If you don’t see any offerings in your region, walk up to your favorite brewer and ask nicely whether they have anything to give you on National Coffee Day. If they say no, throw a fit, start crying, and blame lack of caffeine for your temper tantrum. You stand a chance of invoking their pity and getting something:

If they remain stubborn, tell your local brewers that National Espresso Day is on November 23, and they’d better offer you something free…or else.

Written by Drea Knufken

Drea Knufken

Currently, I create and execute content- and PR strategies for clients, including thought leadership and messaging. I also ghostwrite and produce press releases, white papers, case studies and other collateral.