Happy National Coffee Day!

If you’re looking for an afternoon pick-me-up today is your day.  Many sellers of the bean are celebrating with an offer of a free coffee.  You may need to purchase something or text for a free coupon.

Below are some of the local franchises that are offering up some sort of deal on everyone's favorite bean.

With all the Dunkin’ locations in the Berkshires they are probably your best and quickest stop.   At Dunkin’ you can get a free medium coffee with any purchase.

Cumberland Farms is another great option in the Berkshires with locations in Pittsfield, Dalton, North Adams, Adams, Great Barrington and Williamstown.   To get your free coffee you’ll have to text “COFFEE” to 64827 and they’ll text you back with a digital coupon for a free hot or iced coffee.  Pick the size you want and drink up.

Panera Bread in Pittsfield is offering up a free unlimited Joe for a month but you will have to sign up for a subscription for $8.99 a month for the same unlimited supply of the coffee of your choice.

Coffee is cultivated in over 70 countries according to Wikipedia. Brazil is the leading grower of coffee beans accounting for 35% of the world’s beans.  There are two types of coffee bean commonly grown.  Arabica coffee is the most common bean and the name is derived from “coffee of the shrub” also know as mountain grown.  The other is Robusta coffee made from beans of the plant Coffea canephora.  Its bean is less acidic but has a bitterness characteristic to it.

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