It’s International Coffee Day today, 1st October.
Every year on 1 October, the world comes together to celebrate coffee and recognise the millions of people across the globe – from farmers, to roasters, baristas, coffee shop owners and more – who work hard to create and serve the beverage we all love.
Coffee has never been more popular, with an estimated 3 billion cups consumed every day, a number which continues to rise. The diverse mix of global celebrations that take place on International Coffee Day truly showcases coffee as one of the world’s most loved beverages.
International Coffee Day says that ‘whilst this is a time for celebration, leading up to and during ICD each year, we also focus on how to continue to improve coffee’s future. At present, in spite of growing demand, coffee faces a dramatic issue, as the prices that producers receive today are more than 30% below the average of the last ten years, threatening the livelihoods of coffee farmers and their families.’
So this year they are on a collective mission to help coffee farmers around the world receive a fair, living income.
Coffee’s future is in jeopardy. But there is something you can do to help. Act now, sign the #coffeepledge.
Pop into The Village Kitchen and check out our delicious coffee menu.