Kathmandu, September 29, 2012 – The world is celebrating International Coffee day today as it was began back in 1983 from Japan. Coffee is the largest selling one of the most expensive crops around the world. Many countries around the world are empowering their farmers with new technology and seeds to increase their productivity as this black seed had gained the huge market day by day. Nepal also started growing coffee since few years and it is regarded as one of the best quality coffee beans as it is grown organically in Nepal.
Here is how this celebration started around the globe.
International Coffee Day (also known as Coffee Day or National Coffee Day) is an annual event observed on September 29 for the celebration and enjoyment of the popular beverage coffee. This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers. On this day, many businesses around the world offer free or discounted cups of coffee. Some businesses share coupons and special deals with their loyal followers via social networking. Some greeting card companies sell National Coffee Day greeting cards, as well as free e-cards to help celebrate the occasion.
While the exact origin of International Coffee Day is unknown, many countries around the world participate in this event. International Coffee Day was promoted in Japan by The All Japan Coffee Association (全日本コーヒー協会), and first celebrated in 1983. The name “International Coffee Day” originates from the National Coffee Day in the United States, which was mentioned publicly as early as 2005. The name “International Coffee Day” was first used by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum which called a press conference on October 3, 2009 to celebrate ‘International Coffee Day’ and to announce the first New Orleans Coffee Festival. International Coffee Day was promoted in China by the International Coffee Organization, and was first celebrated in 1997, and made into an annual celebration in early April 2001. Taiwan first celebrated International Coffee Day in 2009. Nepal first celebrated National Coffee Day on November 17, 2005. Indonesia first celebrated National Coffee Day on August 17, 2006, and is celebrated on the same day as Indonesia’s Independence Day.
We at Nepalee.com wish you all the coffee farmers and coffee lovers around the world for happy International Coffee day. Have warm cup of coffee from us.