DENVER — Thursday is National Coffee Day and to mark the occasion, several places are offering free cups of joe.
The origins of this day of caffeinated celebration are largely unknown, but who needs an origin story to justify that second, third or fourth cup?
Statistics suggest that coffee-loving Finns will outdo the rest of the world.
Finland is No. 1 in the world for coffee consumption per capita, according to data collected by market research provider Euromonitor International. On average, each person in Finland consumed 21.8 pounds of coffee in 2014.
Sweden, the Netherlands, Norway and Slovenia round out the top five coffee-consuming nations.
The United States didn’t even break the top 10, ranking 25th for coffee consumption in 2014. Americans consumed 6.8 pounds of coffee per capita last year, the same amount as the citizens of France.
Now to the freebies.
Not only can you get a free 12-ounce cup of coffee at Krispy Kreme, but a free glazed doughnut comes with it.
A free cup of coffee comes with any food purchase.
No free coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts, but a medium cup is available for 66 cents.
Save 20 percent on recyclable K-Cup Pods and 15 percent on other select pods with the code greensavings.
The purchase of a 16-ounce collector’s travel mug can be filled for free all day Thursday.
A free small cup of coffee or cappuccino is available with a coupon at Flying J.
Small iced coffees are available for $1, Ultimate Frappes for $2 and Premium Fruit Smoothies for $2.
Boyer’s Coffee will have a “Free Coffee Bash” from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Boyer’s Coffee Cafe at East 73rd and Washington Street in Denver. It will include free coffee and 50 percent off specialty beverages. There will also be food trucks at lunch, contests and music.
Starbucks is donating a coffee tree for every cup of Mexico Chiapas coffee that is purchased. McDonalds is giving to charity and Caribou Coffee will donate a cup of coffee at support centers and hospitals for every cup of Amy’s Blend coffee that is purchased.