How did I miss that today is National Coffee Day? Go pick up some of Shannon Wheeler’s “Too Much Coffee Man” to celebrate – now available in an omnibus edition from Dark Horse.
Shannon Wheeler is a longtime favorite of mine, and his work is always hilarious. His recent collection from Boom!, “I Thought You Would Be Funnier,” won an Eisner award, and his latest, “Grandpa Won’t Wake Up,” debuts at this weekend’s APE (Alternative Press Expo).
Meanwhile, here are some coffee facts from Eight O’Clock Coffee:
76% of Americans drink coffee and 58% drink it on a daily basis (over 3 cups per coffee drinker). What’s the best way to celebrate National Coffee Day on September 29? Eight O’Clock Coffee says, take a break from your barista and brew it yourself! America’s original bagged coffee offers three quick tips to make a great cup of coffee – and save time, gas and money while doing it.
1. Start with great coffee – it’s the single most important step.
2. Use a clean machine. The average coffee drinker should clean their coffee-making equipment (brewer, grinder) once a month.
3. Be creative. Test out different coffee forms, coffee blends and flavor enhancers – be your own brewista.
To encourage the brew-it-yourself movement, Eight O’Clock Coffee is celebrating National Coffee Day by giving away a year’s supply of coffee to 8 lucky fans on their Facebook page. (www.facebook.com/eightoclockcoffee)
For more information about Eight O’Clock Coffee, visit eightoclock.com.
2011 National Coffee Drinking Trends – National Coffee Association
- Matt Price