Wake up and smell the coffee!
National Coffee Day is this Sunday, Sept. 29. If you’re dragging a bit, you can get a free cup at a number of local coffee shops.
Peet's Coffee & Tea is offering a free 12 ounce maple latte with the purchase any "artisan baked good" or "Simply Oatmeal" between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sept. 29. Get the coupon here. (The coupon is not valid for supermarket locations.) Peet's in Palo Alto is located:
- 436 University Ave.
- 3904 Middlefield Rd.
According to the Starbucks website, Starbucks is offering free samples of their new Ethiopia coffee on Sept. 29. Those who purchase a bag of the Ethiopia coffee that day will receive commemorative Ethiopia tasting cup. There are several Starbucks locations in Palo Alto including:
- 2000 El Camino Real
- 361 S. California Ave.
- 4131 El Camino Real
- 2775 Middlefield Rd.
- 2350 Charleston Rd.
Creamer fanatics can get a coupon for a free bottle of creamer by clicking here and entering to win their Pumpkin Pie Spice creamer via Facebook. Creamer coupons can be found here.
The National Coffee Association says 83 percent of Americans have had a cup of coffee in the past year.
While there are some health concerns about over-consumption of caffeine, “for most people the health benefits [of consuming coffee] outweigh the risks,” according to the Mayo Clinic.
In moderation, coffee may help prevent Parkinson’s disease, Type 2 diabetes and liver cancer. It also contains antioxidants. It some people, unfiltered coffee may elevate cholesterol in people with certain genetic mutations. Read more about the health benefits (and risks) from drinking coffee here.
Do you have another favorite coffee shop? Give them a shout out in the comments below.