Every day is coffee day around here — we have yet to figure out how to do anything before that sweet, black nectar is coursing through our veins. But we suppose the only thing better than a morning (or afternoon) pick-me-up is a free morning (or afternoon) pick-me-up, so we’ll embrace the spirit of National Coffee Day, a momentous occasion that has roasters all over the city offering up complimentary cups of Joe. Here’s where to get yours.
Central Perk, 199 Lafayette Street
Brave the line and drop into this Friends-themed coffee pop-up for free Eight O’Clock Coffee all day long.
Grand Central Station, 89 East 42nd Street
Grand Central’s various purveyors are offering a slew of deals. Get a free cup of dark roast coffee at Financier with any purchase. Cafe Grumpy, in the Lexington Passage, is hosting a tasting from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., and you can sample a pair of different coffees from the artisanal coffee menu. Treat yourself to a free size upgrade at Zaro’s Bakery, located in the Shuttle Passage. Take 10 percent off coffee beans at Oren’s Daily Roast between noon and 4 p.m. And Irving Farm is pouring a special frozen drink available only today.
Silverleaf Coffee & Tea, 43 East 38th Street
You’ve probably missed the travel mug and free-coffee-for-a-week giveaway at Silverleaf, but stop by this café anytime during the week and receive one complimentary drip coffee in celebration of the holiday.
Ground Central, 155 East 52nd Street
See some truly spectacular latte art: Renowned coffee artist, Michael Breach, will be creating pictures in foam at this shop until 6 p.m.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 29, 2014