International Coffee Day (April 17)
Who does not like coffee? This invigorating, tasty drink helps to drive away the sleep and gives the mood. There are a lot of varieties and ways to prepare it, and still there is a holiday dedicated exclusively to him.
Yes, a day of coffee really is, so if you love this enchanting scent, join the celebration celebration. It is noteworthy, but you can mark it often enough. Every morning, preparing a cup of drink with cream, we arrange a small holiday for ourselves. The day of coffee is celebrated in different ways, let's look at the traditions of different countries.
International Coffee Day
It's a day that unites all the fans of this drink all over the world. At the same time around the date of its holding, there are always disputes. Someone claims that this is April 17, others - that September 29. In addition, there are several dozen opinions, each of which has the right to life. Coffee Day is celebrated in many countries, not only in those that are grown and exported. It turns out that a fragrant drink is more popular in consumer countries. Celebrate the holiday quite peculiarly: festivals, sales and promotions, as well as tastings in city coffee shops.
But still, when is the international coffee day? A single day does not exist, so you can, without tying yourself to specific dates, arrange a coffee party today.
History of the holiday
How do we usually mark red dates? The abundance of heavy food and alcoholic drinks, dances - all this is familiar and familiar. And if you gather guests, make a delicious drink, serve the table with fruits and sweets, you will get a completely different format, but this will not make the holiday worse. Coffee Day is an excellent occasion to gather guests.
The roots of the holiday go to the past, to the days when they harvested the harvest from the coffee plantations. It was then that festivals and fairs were held, at which the famous baristas held a show where they offered to watch the craft of making a drink. Since there are many varieties and ways to prepare it, people were interested in coming to these shows every year.
Coffee Day in Russia
There is no such holiday, you will say. But there is such a holiday. Today in the capital cities on this day, grandiose festivities are held. This is partly due to anti-alcohol propaganda. But the most important thing is a tribute to traditions, because the most famous coffee lover - Peter I, lived in St. Petersburg. Moscow first held this holiday in 2003, and it was timed to coincide with the coffee festival in Brazil, in May. Now it goes in the spring, while people are waiting for bright processions, fairs, concert programs. And the most interesting is, of course, tasting.
St. Petersburg decided to replay the script a bit and celebrate its day of coffee in August. The whole city on this day is filled with a charming aroma. In the street a large number of tents open, which vying to offer different varieties of tasty drink. The day of coffee in Russia never ends, since it is here, in the city on the Neva, the only coffee museum works. There are constantly held master classes and baristas performances, tasting different types of coffee.
In the east, a very beautiful tea ceremony is held, the echoes of this are reflected in us. It is also agreed to celebrate a day of tea and coffee so that everyone can enjoy a drink.
Starting on January 25, celebrate the national day of Irish coffee. Unlike everyone else, he is celebrated for a whole week. This special, thick and tasty drink with whiskey and cream is very fond in our country. And for the first days after the New Year, it fits best.
Celebrating in Italy
Who is better at coffee than Italians? They chose their date - April 17. The day of coffee is celebrated on a grand scale, and not even every coffee house has the right to participate in the holiday. For this it is necessary to obtain permission from the National Institute of Italian Espresso. On the streets these days you can see a lot of bright tents, where you will be offered a cup of delicious drink with a biscuit or coffee. In addition, experts tell the story of growing and roasting grains, as well as the secrets of making a drink. Each person is given bright booklets with recipes, advice on choosing and correct preparation of coffee. For six years, an international coffee day has been celebrated on 17 April. This day fell in love with the local residents and guests of the country with its colorful processions and fragrant tastings.
Italy without pizza, pasta and coffee is somehow not perceived, so consider the time of year, if you decide to visit this country. Bright festivals will be remembered for a long time. International Coffee Day, April 17 is a time of special hospitality, when the city is filled with a magical, captivating scent. On each street you will find a mini-cafe with a certain beverage.
Where does coffee come from?
The whole planet celebrates coffee day, and what country gave us this wonderful drink? This is Central Africa, which least of all pays attention to the celebration of the day of coffee, but it is from here that the coffee beans were taken to Brazil, Italy and many other corners of the world. By the way, the drink is valued not so much for its stunning taste qualities, as for the ability to stimulate, spur the nervous system. This property was also used by African aborigines.
Use of the drink
It stimulates the production of serotonin, that is, the hormone of good mood. It helps to wake up in the morning and overcome depression. However, the dosage should not exceed two cups a day. There is one more rule: a cup of coffee, having drunk after breakfast, greatly raises the working capacity, but using a drink on an empty stomach, you can only reduce it. In coffee there are vitamins, in addition, it has the property to reduce the headache. But 4-5 cups will return it again with a vengeance, since the vessels greatly narrow.
Caffeine is good only in small amounts. Any increase in the dose can lead to a strong palpitation, increased blood pressure and narrowing of the vessels. Excess of caffeine overloads the nervous system, leads to depression and disturbances in the function of sleep. In addition, this substance has a strong diuretic effect. With kidney diseases, it is dangerous to abuse a drink. After each cup of coffee you need to drink at least a glass of water. Another property of caffeine is that it stimulates the activity of the intestine. Frequent use of a large amount of this drink leads to a disorder of the stomach and a violation of the absorption of nutrients.
Let's sum up the results
Each country, and even every city chooses their coffee day and celebrates it, according to their rules and traditions. We can join the majority or choose your day, gather friends and have a party. This is an excellent alternative to alcoholic beverages. Tasty, strong, fragrant coffee animates a friendly conversation and gives a great mood. In addition, in moderate amounts it is very useful.