Tomorrow is a glorious holiday-ish day for coffee lovers. It's National Coffee Day, when the caffeine obsessed can plan out a coffee trail and go from one location to the next, imbibing in free cups of joe and other one-day-only specials. They can compare and contrast roasts for next to nothing, or they can simply grab a free cup on the way to work in the morning if they don't have all day to work themselves up into a caffeine frenzy.
Whether you're going to make the most of National Coffee Day or simply grab one coffee during your morning commute, here are several places you can get a free or specially priced cup. These coffee stores are national or regional chains and information was taken from their websites or social media accounts. Your local, independent coffee house may be offering its own specials.
- Cumberland Farms: Get a free Farmhouse Blend or Bold coffee coffee by texting FREECOFFEE to 64827.
- Dunkin' Donuts: 66-cent medium hot coffee in honor of Dunkin Donuts' 66th anniversary.
- Krispy Kreme: Free 12-ounce coffee and free glazed donut.
- Lamar's Donuts: Purchase a $1.19 travel Lamar's travel mug and receive a free coffee fill-up (or, look at it this way: Pay $1.19 for a 16-ounce coffee and get a free travel mug).
- Peet's Coffee & Tea: Selection locations will offer a free medium drip coffee with the purchase of a fresh food item.
- Sheetz: Customers with a registered My Sheetz Card will receive a free small cold brew coffee.
- Whole Foods: From Sept. 28 to Nov. 1, Whole Foods is offering $1 off a 16-ounce Allergo pumpkin spice latte with a digital coupon on the Whole Foods Market App.
- WaWa: A free cup of coffee, up to 24 ounces.
Some companies aren't offering you free or discounted coffee on National Coffee Day, but they will be making coffee-related charitable efforts.
- Whole Foods: Allegro Coffee will donate $1 for every drip coffee sold at Whole Foods Market stores to Whole Planet Foundation.
- Caribou Coffee: A cup of coffee will be donated to caregivers at health facilities and hospitals when customers purchase a cup of Amy's Blend coffee.
- Starbucks: The coffee giant will donate a coffee tree to Mexican coffee farmers for every brewed cup of México Chiapas coffee sold on Sept. 29
- Dutch Bros. Coffee: $1 from every drink purchase will go to local youth organizations as part of the chain's "Buck for Kids" program.
In case you need more than one day to celebrate a great cup of Joe, Oct. 1 is International Coffee Day.
Happy coffee drinking and good luck falling asleep!