Seattle’s No. 1 holiday — National Coffee Day — is Sunday and there are so many ways to celebrate. Take the time to make a pour-over instead of your regular drip. Support your local indie coffee shop. Try a new single-origin variety. Or just give in and get your first pumpkin-spice latte of the fall.
Here are some special deals for the day, as well as local coffee-lover finds for feeding your caffeine addiction all year round.
Get a free brewed coffee and a free original glazed doughnut at Krispy Kreme locations on Sept. 29, no other purchase necessary. While there, you can also try the limited-edition Coffee Kreme Doughnut, a glazed ring filled with coffee-flavored cream.
Visit High Brew Coffee’s website on Sept. 29 to get a coupon for a free High Brew Coffee Cold Brew at Whole Foods.
Save 25 percent on beans at Peet’s Coffee in stores and at peets.com. Use promo code COFFEEDAY19 at checkout now through Sept. 29.
Woodinville-based Bonavita’s lauded Connoisseur 8-Cup Coffee Brewer ($130 at kitchenkapers.com) makes consistently tasty cups of coffee, with a large shower head and a hanging basket that better replicate the pour-over experience. The stainless-steel-lined carafe keeps the coffee hot until you finish the pot.
Try new coffee varieties with a coffee subscription from Seattle Coffee Gear (starting at $32 per month at seattlecoffeegear.com). Opt for blends or single-origin beans, two bags a month or three. You can also craft your own shipment, with dozens of roasters to choose from, including Stumptown, Victrola, Counter Culture, Bluebeard and many more.
And to keep track of your favorites, pick up 33 Books’ 33 Cups of Coffee Tasting Journal ($5 at 33books.com). Designed and printed in Portland, with a dash of real coffee added to the ink, the clever, pocket-sized journals let you record elements such as bitterness, acidity, body and sweetness for each cup you sip.