Coffee first became a commodity of trade in 15th Century Yemen, with America getting introduced to it in 1773 at the Boston Tea Party.
The story goes that King George III imposed heavy tea taxes which prompted the colonies to revolt and drink coffee instead.
Fun fact: it is also National Starbucks Day today, marking 50 years since the first cup of Starbucks-brewed coffee in 1971 at Pike Place, Seattle.
Bring a clean, empty, reusable cup (up to 20 fl. oz.) into participating Starbucks locations to receive a free cup of the signature Pike Place® Roast coffee.
Customers can also sign up for the free Pike Place Roast® packaged coffee to enjoy at home. The offer is limited to one per customer, until stocks last.
Krispy Kreme is offering a no-purchase free cup of medium iced or hot coffee, while the Wendy's app has an offer for 99-cent-small hot or iced coffee through the weekend.
Peet's Coffee offers free coffee through its 'Disloyalty Program,' where you can use rewards from Starbucks, Dunkin', and more.