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National Gourmet Coffee Day

Wake up and smell the deliciousness! It's National Gourmet Coffee Day, the perfect excuse to indulge in your favorite specialty brew.
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January 18
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Get ready to indulge in your love for coffee on National Gourmet Coffee Day on January 18! This day celebrates all things gourmet when it comes to the beloved beverage. Did you know that coffee beans were first discovered in Ethiopia and have been enjoyed for centuries around the world? Today, there are endless varieties of gourmet coffee blends and flavors to choose from, making this day a perfect opportunity to try something new or savor your favorite cup of joe. So raise your mug and cheers to National Gourmet Coffee Day with us!

History of National Gourmet Coffee Day

National Gourmet Coffee Day Dates

National Gourmet Coffee Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>15th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Coffee Discovered in Ethiopia</div><div class='timeline-text'>Legend has it that coffee was discovered by Ethiopian herdsman Kaldi, who noticed his goats' energetic behavior after eating coffee berries.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>17th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Coffee Reaches Europe</div><div class='timeline-text'>Coffeehouses begin to appear across Europe, becoming popular places for intellectual conversation and business transactions.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1971</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Starbucks Founded</div><div class='timeline-text'>Starbucks, one of the world's largest coffee chains, is founded in Seattle, marking a trend towards high-quality, gourmet coffee.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1982</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Gourmet Coffee Trend</div><div class='timeline-text'>The gourmet coffee craze kicks off in the United States, with more people developing a taste for high-quality, specialty coffees.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Third-Wave Coffee Movement</div><div class='timeline-text'>The focus shifts to the origin of the coffee beans, brewing methods, and artisanal approach to coffee-making, marking the third-wave coffee movement.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Gourmet Coffee Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create your own gourmet coffee blend</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Experiment with different types of beans, roasts, and flavors to create your own unique and delicious gourmet coffee blend. Share it with friends and family or enjoy it all to yourself!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a local coffee shop</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Support your local coffee shop and try out their gourmet coffee options. Ask the barista for recommendations or try something new that you've never had before.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a coffee tasting event</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Many cities host coffee tasting events where you can sample different types of gourmet coffee from various roasters. This is a great opportunity to expand your palate and learn more about the world of gourmet coffee.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a coffee-themed brunch</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends over for a brunch where all the dishes incorporate coffee in some way. From coffee-infused pancakes to mocha muffins, this is a fun and tasty way to celebrate National Gourmet Coffee Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try a new brewing method</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Switch things up and try a new brewing method for your gourmet coffee, such as a French press or pour over. You might discover a new favorite way to make your morning cup of coffee.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Gourmet Coffee Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>The variety of flavors</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Gourmet coffee comes in a wide range of flavors, from fruity and floral notes to rich and chocolatey blends. Whether you're a fan of light roast or dark roast, there is a gourmet coffee out there that you'll love and enjoy trying out new flavor combinations on National Gourmet Coffee Day!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>The high quality and freshness</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Gourmet coffee beans are carefully selected for their quality and roasted in small batches to ensure maximum freshness. This means you'll have the most flavorful and aromatic cup of coffee possible, making National Gourmet Coffee Day the perfect time to indulge in this premium beverage.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's an experience</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Drinking gourmet coffee is not just about the taste, it's also an experience. From the brewing process to the aroma and flavor, sipping on a cup of gourmet coffee can be a luxurious and relaxing moment in your day. So on National Gourmet Coffee Day, take the time to truly savor and appreciate every sip!</p></div></div>

5 Facts About Gourmet Coffee Varieties

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Arabica beans are the preferred choice for gourmet coffee</h3><p class='facts-content'>Arabica beans have a sweeter, more complex flavour compared to other coffee bean species such as Robusta or Liberica, making them a top choice for gourmet coffee.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Kopi Luwak coffee is one of the most expensive in the world</h3><p class='facts-content'>Kopi Luwak or Civet coffee, comes from Indonesia where a small mammal, the civet, eats the coffee cherries and passes the beans - these are then harvested and turned into coffee.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Geisha/ Gesha variety is renowned for its unique flavor profile</h3><p class='facts-content'>Originating from Ethiopia, Gesha coffee often boasts notes of jasmine, tropical fruit, and bergamot. It's grown primarily in Panama and Costa Rica and can often fetch high prices.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Yemeni Mocha coffee was historically significant</h3><p class='facts-content'>The term Mocha doesn't refer to chocolate in coffee but, rather, it was a port town in Yemen that was famous for shipping coffee in the 17th century. Its coffee, which has a naturally chocolaty flavor, became so synonymous with the place that mocha became a term for chocolate flavored coffee.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hawaiian Kona coffee is grown on volcanic slopes</h3><p class='facts-content'>Grown on the slopes of Mauna Loa in Hawaii, Kona coffee has a unique taste due to volcanic soil and climate conditions. Its premium quality makes it one of the most valued and expensive coffee varieties.</p></div></div>

National Gourmet Coffee Day FAQs

When is National Gourmet Coffee Day?

National Gourmet Coffee Day is celebrated on January 18 every year. In 2024 National Gourmet Coffee Day will occur on a Thursday.

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