International Coffee Day: All about its history and significance

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New Delhi: International Coffee Day is celebrated on October 1 with the intention of identifying the plight of the farmers of coffee beans and expressing our love for the aromatic drink. First initiated in Japan, it was officially declared as International Coffee Day in 2015.

International Coffee Organisation, set up in 1963 in London, first declared International Coffee day on October 1, 2015. Since then, this day is celebrated all over the world. The organization overlooks matters related to coffee and the development of the strategic documents.

The origin of a day dedicated entirely to coffee goes a long back. A similar event was promoted by The All Japan Coffee Association in 1983. In 2005, United States also declared “National Coffee Day” in 2005. International Coffee Association celebrated International Coffee Day in China, in 1997. Countries such as Taiwan and Nepal also celebrated coffee day before 2015. Taiwan celebrated coffee day on their independence day. However, in 2015, the International Coffee Organisation officially declared October 1 as the day, and since then, it is celebrated unanimously throughout the world.

This day is dedicated to our favourite drink and also to appreciate millions of coffee growers in the world who ensure that we never run out of the supply of our favourite beverage.

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