International Coffee Day seeks to celebrate coffee from around the world while honoring the farmers, traders and roasters responsible for creating the coffees that are enjoyed by so many people worldwide.
According to an Ethiopian legend, coffee, a black bean enclosed in red berry, was discovered by a goat herder in the Ethiopian highlands when he noticed that his goats had become overly energetic after eating the berries. Slowly, the herder’s discovery spread throughout the Arabian Peninsula and into Europe, )increasing the demand for coffee and making it the second most sought after commodity in the world today ,crude oil being the first).
Many countries around the world celebrate their own National Coffee Days at various times throughout the year. In Brazil, the biggest coffee producer, it is celebrated on 24 May. In the USA, the biggest coffee consumer, on 29 September. Every day is a good day for celebrating our favourite hot beverage. However, to try and unify all these celebrations across the globe, the Member countries of the International Coffee Organization chose 1 October as International Coffee Day.
Organized by the International Coffee Organization and its 77 Member States, International Coffee Day was first celebrated on October 1, 2015 in Milan