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Java, joe, bean juice — whatever you call it, coffee is one of the world’s favorite drinks. And an ever-growing number of drinkers purchase their morning, midday or evening rocket fuel from shops, bakeries and cafes.
This year, 46 percent of the coffee consumed in the U.S. is being prepared outside our homes, according to the National Coffee Association. That is a record high.
Sept. 29 is National Coffee Day. To celebrate, many coffee houses will offer free cups of java to patrons on Friday.
But you don’t have to wait for free coffee. Here are 11 places to score free coffee — or coffee-related freebies — right now, or any time of the year.