Monday, September 29, is National Coffee Day. To celebrate, national coffee retailers including McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts, and Krispy Kreme are offering special deals. And that means free coffee.
The special offers also include the Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co., which has several Palm Beach County locations brewing up a one-day-only deal in recognition of the national food holiday.
The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. is best-known for its fresh-baked New York-style bagels. However, not many people realize the restaurant's coffee is also fresh-roasted and brewed with the same proprietary water treatment system (referred to as Brooklyn Water Works) that replicates the natural composition of the water found in the Catskill Mountains of New York.
The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. uses high-quality Arabica coffee beans selected from the leading coffee-producing regions of the world. Christopher Conover, the corporate roastmaster for the Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co., roasts the restaurant's coffee onsite -- in small batches -- at the company's coffee-roasting operation in Delray Beach. Conover follows a precise temperature and time profile to accentuate the unique characteristics, such as flavor and aroma, of each artisan blend of freshly roasted coffee.
That includes the restaurant's signature Iced Coffee Cubsta, which features ice cubes made from 100 percent coffee, allowing you to drink iced coffee without having to worry about your drink losing its flavor. Instead, the Iced Coffee Cubsta stays strong until the very last sip. The coffee ice cubes are made the old-fashioned way: by taking freshly brewed coffee and physically placing it into ice trays. This freshly brewed coffee is frozen overnight to be used the next day. The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. specifically brews an average of 15 gallons of coffee per day just for the coffee ice cubes and serves about 500 cups of iced coffee each day.
On Monday, September 29, all Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. guests can get a free cup of hot or iced coffee with the purchase of any menu item. The offer is limited to one free cup of coffee per person and will last all day. Each restaurant location offers an assortment of different coffee creamers and flavors that provide guests with endless coffee combinations and all of the essential tools for customizing the perfect cup of iced coffee. In addition to gourmet bagels and freshly roasted coffee, the made-to-order menu at the Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. includes other New York favorites such as specialty breakfast sandwiches, overstuffed bagelwiches, Scooper Melts, and muffins.
In Broward County, Rhino Doughnuts & Coffee will be recognizing National Coffee Day all day long on Monday, September 29. The artisan doughnut and coffee shop will be offering their hot or iced Rhino coffee for just 99 cents for any size (the offer is good for one order per person, available at their Lauderdale By The Sea location). Rhino's signature blends of craft-brewed coffee is made with 100 percent Fair Trade beans, and roasted using the small batch method. When it comes to Rhino's coffee, size does matter: customers have the choice of ordering "big," "bigger," and "biggest" hot or iced coffees, making the perfect accompaniment to their chef-made doughnuts.
Across South Florida, Dunkin' Donuts restaurants are celebrating come Monday, as well. On National Coffee Day, Dunkin' Donuts coffee lovers can walk into any participating restaurant in the South Florida area and receive a free medium cup of the new Dunkin' Donuts hot dark roast coffee (a limit of one per guest). This week, the chain coffee shop added a new Rainforest Alliance certified dark roast coffee to its regular hot and cold lineup, now available at Dunkin' Donuts locations nationwide. First introduced in California last month, this blend is made using a unique roasting process to bring out key characteristics of different beans that creates a bolder flavor and the smoother finish -- without the bitterness typically associated with most dark roast coffees. To help kickoff the official nationwide launch of the new dark roast coffee, Dunkin' Donuts has announced a special offer to celebrate its newest, boldest brew. FYI: Beginning September 30 through October 5, guests can enjoy a medium cup of Dunkin' Donuts hot Dark Roast Coffee for the only 99 cents; or, from September 26 through September 29, purchase any 16-ounce packaged coffee for $6.99, while supplies last.
McDonald's restaurants will also be handing out a special deal. Customers can get a free small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours at participating McDonald's restaurants today through next Monday, September 29. This freebie is part of McDonald's first-ever free coffee event, which launched in March, where the company gave away millions of cups of coffee during a two-week period.
Likewise, Krispy Kreme will be offering a special giveaway: Celebrate National Coffee Day with a free 12-ounce cup of Krispy Kreme house, decaf, or dark roast coffee. Or for $1, get a premium coffee beverage, like a 12-ounce mocha, pumpkin spice latte, or iced coffee, at participating Krispy Kreme locations.
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