When is National Coffee Day?

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National Coffee Day is a big day for all coffee lovers: It is a day to celebrate coffee. You can also enjoy free coffee, enter contests and grab some goodies. But do you know when is National Coffee Day?

To celebrate the coffee day in style, you need to know exactly what day it is and when is the coffee day at Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and in various countries.

This article will cover all your burning questions and the exact dates. Scroll down to learn more and get ready for your free coffee and some goodies!

What is National Coffee Day?

National Coffee Day is an international holiday celebrating coffee as a beverage. It was invented in 2005 and is now celebrated in many countries around the world. You can celebrate with a gourmet cup of coffee or a free or discounted coffee at many coffee chains.

When is National Coffee Day?

In the United States, National Coffee Day is always celebrated on September 29th. This year it falls on a Thursday so that you can celebrate the upcoming weekend and Coffee Day at the same time.

  • September 29th is National Coffee Day or International Coffee Day in many other countries, such as Canada or South Africa. One of the top 5 global coffee producer countries, the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia, also celebrates coffee on this day.
  • On the other hand, if you live in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Japan, or Germany, you will need to wait two more days to celebrate International Coffee Day on October 1st.
  • A few countries, including three of the world’s biggest coffee producers, celebrate coffee on other days of the year:
  • Brazil, the worlds leading coffee producer, celebrates coffee, one of its most important exports, on May 24th.
  • The second biggest coffee producer, Vietnam, celebrates Coffee day on December 10th.
  • The 3rd biggest coffee exporter, Colombia, holds National Coffee Day on June 27th.

The global coffee industry is so vast and geographically diverse that there is no single date for the international coffee day.

List of National Coffee days

The following table summarizes the dates when National Coffee Days are observed in various countries worldwide.

April 14Portugal
May 24 Brazil
June 6Finland
June 27 Colombia
August 22Peru
September 28Switzerland
September 29Austria
South Africa
United States
October 1Australia
New Zealand
United Kingdom
December 10Vietnam

When is National Coffee Day at Starbucks?

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Starbucks coffee National Coffee Day is always celebrated on September 29th if the Starbucks coffee shop is in the US, Canada, and a handful of other countries.

If the Starbucks store is in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Mexico, then the official date is October 1st. Other international Starbucks locations may celebrate on different dates.

When is National Coffee Day at Dunkin Donuts?

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Dunkin US locations observe National Coffee Day on September 29th. Dunkin’s celebration includes a free medium-sized hot or iced coffee with any purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is September 29th National Coffee Day?

In the United States, National Coffee Day is always celebrated on September 29th. In 2022 it falls on a Thursday, so you will be able to celebrate National Coffee Day and the upcoming weekend at the same time.

Is National Coffee Day the same day every year?

The U.S. and Canada always celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29th. International Coffee Day happens just two days later, on October 1st. Other nations such as Brazil, Portugal, and Colombia celebrate coffee earlier in the year.

How many National Coffee Days are there?

There are currently 12 different National Coffee Days, according to our research. Most countries, including the U.S. and Canada, celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29th. The second most popular date for National Coffee Day is two days later, on October 1st, which is also known as International Coffee Day.


National Coffee Day in the US, Canada, and many other nations is celebrated on September 29. Some countries, such as the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand, celebrate coffee on October 1st.

It really doesn’t matter what the calendar says. If you are a coffee lover, then every day feels like National Coffee Day. Why not check out the 10 ways to celebrate National Coffee Day in 2022 and the funniest National Coffee Day Memes?

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