Whether getting one to go or lingering over a second cup, on September 29 be sure to observe National Coffee Day! But even more so, make sure that you have a delicious chocolate covered Oreo or a cupcake - delivered right to your door!! - to accompany that delicious cup of Joe.
To celebrate National Coffee Day, here are some fun facts about your beloved breakfast drink:
- The Four Components: According to an expert cupper (a professional coffee taster), there are four components of a perfect cup: aroma, body, acidity, and flavor. Did you know that coffee naturally improves the flavor of chocolate? Why not savor that cup of coffee with one of our Classic Chocolate Cupcakes delivered to you.
- Coffee dates back to the 15th century: There are many legendary accounts of how coffee first came to be, but the earliest credible evidence of either coffee drinking or the knowledge of the coffee tree appears in the middle of the 15th century in the Sufi monasteries around Mokha in Yemen. It was here coffee seeds were first roasted and brewed, much like they are prepared today. Yemeni traders brought coffee back to their homeland from Ethiopia and began to cultivate the seed.
- Coffee didn’t make it to Europe until the late 1600s: In 1670, coffee seeds were smuggled out of the Middle East by Baba Budan, as he strapped seven coffee seeds onto his chest. The first plants grown from these smuggled seeds were planted in Mysore. It was then that coffee spread to Italy, to the rest of Europe, to Indonesia and the Americas.
Now that you’re up and in the know with some more fun facts about coffee, make sure that you take a second to visit Cupcake Dropoff to order your delicious dessert to go with your favorite hot or iced beverage. With a wide range of desserts including cupcakes, cakes, mini cupcakes, chocolate dipped fruit, fresh fruit arrangements, and even chocolate covered cookies, there is no shortage of delightful options for you to savor along with that cup of coffee.
Happy National Coffee day, coffee - and cupcake - lovers.