By Christopher Wong, Chief Editor
Today, Friday, September 29, is National Coffee Day. Many stores are celebrating the occasion by offering discounts on coffee today.
Coffee in the form we drink it today got its start in the Arabian Peninsula in the 1200s. Muslims found coffee to be beneficial during prayer.
The Dutch were the first of the Europeans to grow coffee and compete with Arabia and Africa in the the 1600s. Other European countries began to grow coffee in their foreign colonies.
Coffee grew in popularity in the Americas after the Boston Tea Party, in which Americans drank coffee instead of tea after dumping British tea into Boston Harbor. During the Civil War, soldiers drank coffee for energy.
If the history of coffee was a bit sleepy for you, various chains are offering discounts on coffee today and throughout the weekend. Krispy Kreme is offering free coffee every day from today until Sunday, September 29.
Kennedy students can save locally at 7-Eleven and Baskin-Robbins.
7-Eleven Rewards members can get a free coffee per day from today until Sunday. Signing up for rewards is free through downloading the 7-Eleven app.
At Baskin-Robbins, small Cappuccino Blasts are discounted to $2.99 (normally $4.99) throughout this month and next month.
“Coffee is good because it contains caffeine and caffeine is good,” assured freshman Rosemary Quintana.
“It’s the only thing I have to look forward to when I get up in the morning,” testified junior Jasper Sloane.
Some students warn against relying too heavily on coffee though. Sophomore Grace Hibbs cautions against coffee.
“Coffee is not good for people; they rely on it too much to a point where they need to have it every morning, and it’s basically an addiction,” Hibbs mentioned.