If the first words out of your mouth every morning are, “I’ll have a large coffee”—or if you can’t even speak until after you’ve had your java fix—there's a national holiday created especially for you.
America will put staunch tea drinkers to shame on National Coffee Day on Saturday, Sept. 29, when coffee fiends can rejoice and celebrate their beloved coffee bean with free brew from national chains. Some places are giving away coffee Friday as well.
Where can you get free coffee in the Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch area?
McDonald's is giving away free 12-ounce coffees every day through Sept. 29. No purchase is necessary, and coffee will be available in the drive-thru or in the restaurants.
In Wilkinsburg, McDonald's is located at 430 Penn Ave.
It’s CofFREE Day at 7-Eleven, which means a free large coffee for anyone who stops by a participating 7-Eleven store between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Friday.
The closest 7-Eleven is at 423 James St. in Turtle Creek.
If you don't mind a long drive, Krispy Kreme is offering one free 12-ounce House Blend Coffee per customer at participating stores on Sept. 29, with no purchase necessary.
The closest store is at 14 Trinity Point Dr. in Washington, PA.
The company is also holding a contest in conjunction with its 75th anniversary. Participants will have a chance to win two free bags of coffee per month for the next year.
Coffee was first brought to America in the mid-1600s in a shipment en route to “New Amsterdam,” now known as New York, according to the National Coffee Association. We have that shipment and the Boston Tea Party to thank for turning the nation into coffee drinkers.
Do you know of any other places offering a free cup of coffee on Saturday? Let us know in the comments section below.