International Coffee Day - 1 October

International Coffee Day is celebrated on 1 October every year. The day is celebrated to promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage and  to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers.

Many countries around the world celebrate their own national coffee days at various dates throughout the year. In March 2014, the Member States of the ICO agreed to organise International Coffee Day on 1 October to create a single day of celebration for coffee lovers around the world. The International Coffee Day was first observed officially in 2015 in Milan, Italy as part of World Expo 2015. 

Coffee Facts

Coffee is one of the three most-popular beverages in the world. 
According to International Coffee Organisation, Brazil is the leading producer of Coffee in the world. Finland is home to the biggest coffee lovers. Coffee is said to have many health benefits and research supports that moderate consumption may give a longer life span.

Coffee Drinks

Espresso is a coffee-brewing method of Italian origin. Espresso is thicker and more intense than coffee. It is made by forcing very hot water at a high pressure through finely-ground coffee beans.

A cappuccino is an espresso-based coffee drink that originated in Italy and is prepared with steamed milk foam.

AFFOGATO: Espresso poured on a vanilla ice cream. Served in a cappuccino cup
Espresso with added hot water (100–150 ml). Often served in a cappuccino cup. 

Caffè latte, often shortened to just latte in English, is a coffee beverage of Italian origin made with espresso and steamed milk

A caffè mocha, also called mocaccino, is a chocolate-flavoured warm beverage created in the United States that is a variant of a caffè latte, commonly served in a glass rather than a mug. 

Café au lait is coffee with hot milk added. It differs from white coffee, which is coffee with cold milk or other whiteners added. A café au lait is considered to be stronger in flavor compared to a latte.
Espresso con panna, which means "espresso with cream" in Italian, is a single or double shot of espresso topped with whipped cream. In France and in the United Kingdom it is known as café Viennois

Caffè macchiato, sometimes called espresso macchiato, is an espresso coffee drink with a small amount of milk, usually foamed. In Italian, macchiato means "stained" or "spotted", so the literal translation of caffè macchiato is "stained coffee" or "marked coffee".

 A flat white is an espresso-based drink that contains steamed milk.
A frappé coffee, Greek frappé, Nescafé frappé, or just frappé is a Greek iced coffee drink made from instant coffee, water, sugar, and milk. 

Irish coffee is a caffeinated alcoholic drink consisting of Irish whiskey, hot coffee, and sugar, stirred, and topped with cream The coffee is drunk through the cream.

Latte macchiato is a coffee beverage; the name means stained or marked milk, which refers to the espresso stain on the milk used. It is a play on “Espresso macchiato, ” an espresso with a dollop or two of milk or cream

Lungo is a coffee beverage made by using an espresso machine to make an Italian-style coffee – short black with more water, resulting in a larger coffee, a lungo

Ristretto is a "short shot" of a more highly concentrated espresso coffee. It is made with the same amount of ground coffee, but extracted with a finer grind using half as much water.

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