International Coffee Day 2020:
International Coffee Day 2020:The first official Coffee Day was launched in Milan, March 2014 Now a days it has become the most important beverage for many People. would not like to begin their day without a cup of coffee.
Hence, an entire day is dedicated to the beverage that happens to be the favorite of millions.
International Coffee Day is celebrated annually on October 1 to promote, celebrate coffee as a beverage and educate people about its history, benefits, and popularity.
The significance of the day is to promote the fair trade of coffee and raise awareness for the dilemma of coffee growers around the world.
Many freebies, awareness campaigns, discounted drinks and give away coupons mark the day. Businesses around the world promote their brand. They organize both social media and on-ground campaigns.
History of the day
The International Coffee Organisaton in March 2014 launched the first official Coffee Day in Milan.
Although various events like Coffee Day, National Coffee Day are held on or around September 20, the first official date was 1 October 2015.
According to reports, the name ‘International Coffee Day’ was first used by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, which organised a press conference on October 3, 2009. to announce the first New Orleans Coffee Festival.
But the day has been promoted on different dates and on different years in many countries. In China, the International Coffee Organization first celebrated International Coffee Day in 1997. Taiwan first celebrated the day in 2009. Nepal celebrated National Coffee Day on November 17, 2005.
The two dates are mainly September 29 and October 1.
Myths about coffee
- Coffee doesn’t cure a hangover but can make us feel more active and alert.
- Consuming coffee reduces the urge to eat solid food.
- It also helps in increasing metabolism. However, it cannot directly help you in losing weight or contribute in a big way to a long-term weight loss plan
- Roasting coffee too much can actually burn off the caffeine and produce an acidic taste.
- Coffee is not bad during pregnancy. Caffeine cannot harm a fetus unless it is consumed in large quantities. So, it is advised that woman should limit their intake to about one cup of coffee during pregnancy.
- Coffee is the world’s 2nd largest traded commodity in the world and 2nd most consumed beverage after water. In terms of trade, it is only behind crude oil.
- Coffee is technically a fruit. As coffee beans grow on a bush and are actually the pit of a Perry.
- Studies have shown that a good amount of coffee can lower the risk of Parkinson’s disease by around 30%.
The most expensive coffee is made from cat poop – This is true. Coffee Luwak or ‘Kopi Luwak’ in Indonesia is made from beans that are digested by Asian Palm Civets. A kilo of Kopi Luwak can sell for Rs 30,000
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