Coffee lovers around the world celebrate International Coffee Day each year on October 1. But for true coffee connoisseurs, coffee and the culture around it is something to be cherished every day.
Some countries like Italy have an entirely different way of coffee drinking compared to the United States, and even Ethiopia or Denmark, both of which are highly engulfed in coffee culture.
You don’t have to wait for World Coffee Day to try a new brewing method or go to a cupping event. You can treat yourself to a new brand of coffee throughout the year and indulge in the aroma of a perfectly roasted coffee bean.
Read on to discover 5 amazing ways to celebrate coffee more than once a year and create your own coffee appreciation ritual.
1. Try a New Brewing Method
Bring World Coffee Day into your kitchen every morning and try a new brewing method to prepare your favorite blend.
You can choose between:
- A french press
- An espresso machine
- A cezve on a stovetop
- An Aeropress
- A Moka pot
- A Chemex
- A cold drip
- A siphon/vacuum
The possibilities are endless–all you need is a little extra time and a bag of high-quality coffee.
2. Try a New Coffee Type
Most people buy their coffee pods and bags from the supermarket or coffee shops and don’t pay much attention to the origin or blend. On the other hand, real coffee snobs know where the beans come from, how they’re grown, and whether they’re of high quality.
Try a new international coffee brand each month. Check if the coffee is pure arabica or mixed with robusta, as this can affect its quality, taste, and ultimately, price.
3. Go for a Coffee Cupping Event
Coffee roasters do coffee cupping every time they have a new batch to try. They grind and brew different roasts and blends, put them into cups, and taste the coffee to determine its quality, taste, and strength.
Luckily, this is not an exclusive event and coffee lovers can attend the cupping as well. Search online for the nearest coffee day cupping event and learn more about roasting, pairing, and taste.
4. Go on a Coffee Date
To celebrate your love for coffee, go on a date with yourself to your favorite coffee shop. Try a new type of coffee and enjoy it with a book, or just watch the world go by.
You can always invite a close friend or your partner and let coffee bring you closer together. You can make it more fun by visiting a few different cafes and rate them at the end of the day.
5. Use Coffee in a New Way
Though coffee’s primary purpose is for drinking, you can also use it for baking, homemade spa products, as a plant fertilizer, and even as a seasoning in food.
Fill a cup with whole coffee beans and place a tealight on the top. The heat from the candle will release the aromatic oils from the beans and fill the room with a warm, soothing coffee scent.
Celebrate International Coffee Day Every Day!
Though International Coffee Day happens only once a year, you can celebrate it every day. With these activities, you can sip your cup of java with a new-found appreciation and enjoy the moment.
Need more reasons to celebrate? This holiday season, give your loved ones practical gifts they’ll love and use for years!