International Coffee Day
Celebrate coffee on 1st October
International Coffee Day is a celebration of the coffee sector’s diversity, quality and passion. It is an opportunity for coffee lovers to share their love of the beverage and support the millions of farmers whose livelihoods depend on the aromatic crop.
As part of the celebrations, the ICO has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Oxfam to collaborate on a campaign focused around the concept of a ‘caffè sospeso’, an Italian tradition of paying for a second cup of coffee to be given to a person in need. The charity campaign entitled a ‘Caffè Sospeso Against Poverty’, will give coffee lovers around the world an opportunity to show solidarity with smallholder coffee farmers by donating the value of an additional cup of coffee to Oxfam’s work with such farmers via an online platform.
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