National Coffee Day: Where you can get free java

60% of Americans drink coffee every day.
National Coffee Day 2021
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Published: Sep. 29, 2021 at 10:44 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Six out of 10 Americans say they drink coffee every day, making Wednesday a special day for java lovers.

September 29 is National Coffee Day, which is followed just a few days later by International Coffee Day and Pumpkin Spice Day - both held annually on October 1.

The National Coffee Association’s 2021 National Coffee Data Trends Report showed COVID-19 drove more consumers to drink coffee at home. During the pandemic, 85% of coffee drinkers having at least one cup at home, up 8% since January 2020.

Below are a few places serving up deals and freebies on a cup of joe.


In celebration of the iconic chain’s 50th anniversary, customers who bring in a clean, empty, reusable cup to participating locations Wednesday can receive a free cup of Pike Place Roast brewed coffee. Cup size is limited to 20 ounces.


Panera is honoring parents and caregivers on the holiday this year. Upon placing an order, say you’re a parent or caregiver to get free coffee all day on Wednesday.

Dunkin Donuts

To get Dunkin’s National Coffee Day deal, you have to be a member of the chain’s free loyalty program. DD Perks members will get a free medium hot or iced coffee with any purchase Wednesday.


The Lansing-based chain is offering a free 20-ounce hot brewed coffee Wednesday.

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