Friday, Sept. 29 has been decreed National Coffee Day, and local stores and national chains will celebrate with free coffee and other special events.
To recognize the day, Durham’s Counter Culture Coffee will have a free, public training session at 10 a.m. at the company;s training center on 812 Mallard Ave. Free coffee will be available, and company representatives will discuss various coffee “myths,” said Jen Hoverstad, Counter Culture spokesperson.
Friday night, Counter Culture will present a latte competition at 7 p.m. at the training center. There is a suggested donation of $5, which will go to hurricane relief, Hoverstad said. Counter Culture also will be giving away coffee on its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will offer free coffee beginning Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 1. Customers may get any size of hot brewed or small iced coffee at participating Krispy Kreme shops.
Dunkin’ Donuts also is offering free coffee Friday. Customers who purchase a medium, large or extra large cup of hot coffee will receive an additional medium-sized hot coffee for free at participating stores. Dunkin’ Donuts also will be featuring coffees with flavors associated with the fall.
Starting Friday and through the month of October, Caribou Coffee will donate 10 percent of purchases to CancerCare, a nonprofit organization, according to USA Today.