Though Seattleites rev their celebratory engines for National Dog Day (Aug. 26,) National Clam Chowder Day (Feb. 25,) and World Orca Day (July 14,) there’s a very special holiday that reigns near and dear to the Emerald City, and it’s a big one.
This Sunday, Sept. 29, it’s National Coffee Day.
And while many of us will raise an extra cup of caffeine (added on to our already free-flowing waterfall of coffee, similar to that of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but espresso style) there’s a few coffee connoisseurs brewing something a little more special.
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The rooftop bar nestled atop downtown’s Motif hotel is, quite literally, turning the art of coffee into art itself. Coffee on Canvas’s Jon Norquist is putting on a demonstration in the main lobby, painting alongside guests with coffee on a massive canvas from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. For a quick cheers to the national holiday, Frolik is brewing up a coffee cocktail made up of Patron Anejo barrel select, salted caramel Kahlua, horchata, cold brew, and espresso beans.
Even the chain of convenience stores is getting in on the action. All 7-Elevens scattered throughout the city are doling out a $1 any size coffee this Sunday through the free 7Rewards app.
The American doughnut guru (with locations in south Seattle and north Seattle) is not only releasing its Original Filled Coffee Kreme Doughnut, but also pouring out a free brewed coffee and a free Original Glazed Doughnut, with absolutely no purchase necessary. Yes, we’re all shedding a glazed tear of joy.
No, the Seattle-based caffeine champion isn’t giving away free cups of coffee, but it is giving to the International Women’s Coffee Alliance and Days for Girls. The’re launching a new Siren’s Blend, and for every cup poured across the U.S., 15 cents will be distributed equally between the two organizations empowering women and girls.