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The Beginners Guide to International Coffee Day

The Beginners Guide to International Coffee Day

The Beginners Guide to International Coffee Day

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Another International Coffee Day came & went and of course! we savoured the day. With Dark roasts, medium roasts, multiple brews and a Nitro coffee or two to celebrate the occasion. We thought we would dedicate a blog to highlight some history for the occasion and some of the happenings surrounding the event with Coffee Planet. Here’s to the annual birthday for coffee!

 Many countries around the world celebrate their own National Coffee Days at various times throughout the year. In Brazil (the biggest coffee producer in the world) it is celebrated on 24th May. In the USA (the biggest coffee consumer in the world) it Is celebrated on 29th September. Any day is a good day for celebrating one of the world’s top commodities. However, to try and unify all these celebrations across the globe, the Member countries of the International Coffee Organization or ICO and their coffee associations chose 1st October as International Coffee Day so that everyone can join in and celebrate together!

 The History of coffee is a long one, the trade for which, along with other foods like spices, sugar, cod, and cacao, helped create the trade network we still use today. At present, the specialty coffee community is one of the most internationally recognized and so International Coffee Day, has an ever-increasing appreciation.

This year, the ICO and its many Members recognized the role of women in coffee. It was chosen as this year’s thematic focus “because of the growing importance of women across the coffee value chain and to promote the empowerment of women to achieve gender equality and to increase productivity, supply and sustainable consumption, particularly in a climate of low prices”.

To celebrate the honourary birthday for coffee, we got together with some friends of ours, serving our range of 100 % Arabica specialty coffee at the Armani Lounge in Dubai. With coffee galore, there was an extensive menu of delicious items containing coffee, such as cake, chocolates and macaroons. Elsewhere in Dubai, we served our Brazil Origin coffee with the Brazilian embassy at The Conrad hotel downtown. With a guest talk by our Roastmaster and SCA board member Cleia Junqueira the day made for an exciting showcase of Coffee Planet’s contribution in the specialty coffee market.

For more on specialty coffee and our blog, check out our website at coffeeplanet.com and our social media channels ‘mycoffeeplanet’.