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Yep! You read correctly. Today, September 29th pays tribute to this bodacious beverage. Being the coffee fiend that I am I think this is my favorite “National” day, next to “Talk Like a Pirate Day”. If you’re like me and love coffee here’s a few places that you can visit and get freebies:

Dunkin’ Donuts: Free medium cup of dark roast coffee, hot or iced. Limit one per customer.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea: Free small cup of Peet’s Major Dickason Blend with the purchase of any food item.

Krispy Kreme: Free small coffee and original glazed donut.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: Any size of regular or flavored iced coffee, and iced Americanos are half off.

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Sadly, Starbucks is not giving away free coffee, but today they’re kicking off their Starbucks One Tree for Every Bag Commitment. This will be a year-long campaign where every time a customer buys a bag of coffee, a tree will be planted in a community that needs one. Hmm. Will y’all think less of me if I confess I’d rather have free or discounted coffee from Starbucks? 

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Did you know:

Coffee can help you live a long and healthy life. No, I’m not making that up just so I can indulge my coffee cravings free of guilt. Coffee contains antioxidants which help ward off disease. You’re also less likely to smoke, drink alcohol, and eat red meat.

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Coffee contains important nutrients you need to survive. Seriously! A single cup of coffee has 11% of the daily recommended amount of Riboflavin (vitamin B2), 6% of Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5), 3% of Manganese and Potassium, and 2% of Niacin and Magnesium.

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 Studies have proven that drinking caffeine can increase your metabolism 3 to 11%. That’s right! It’s actually a fat burner!

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And finally, if you’re like me and suffer from migraines, moderate amounts of caffeine can help stop an attack. However, that’s not to say you should start drinking it indiscriminately. If you ingest too much, it will have the opposite effect. Like everything, moderation is key. 

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So, go out and treat yourself to a Cup of Joe today. And while doing so, here’s something to keep in mind:

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“As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”

~ Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes ~

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