International Coffee Day 1st October 2020 - Swikriti's Blog

International Coffee Day 1st October 2020

Coffee is a beverage that puts one to sleep when not drank”- Alphonse Allais

International Coffee Day is observed on every 1st of October to celebrate and promote coffee as a beverage, with activities taking place all over the world. It is an opportunity for those people who are associated with coffee business as well as for coffee lovers to express their love for the coffee beverage. As decided by the International Coffee Organization, the first official date was 1 October 2015 and was launched in Milan. This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness of the coffee growers’ plight.

Most countries around the globe observe their own national coffee days on different dates throughout the year. In March 2014, ICO Member States decided to organise International Coffee Day for coffee enthusiasts around the world on 1 October to create a single day of celebration. It is also recognized as for raising awareness about the issues faced by the coffee farmers worldwide.

This year, the International Coffee Organization will emphasize on the plight of coffee farmers, their livelihood challenges and the need for concerted action. Whilst a cup of coffee has never been more expensive in your local café, there is still a very small charge for coffee farmers for their beans. Farmers don’t earn enough to provide themselves and their families and may have to switch away from coffee production, which endangers the coffee you drink.

The Covid-19 pandemic has intensified the coffee price crisis and, as such, there is not only a major threat to the livelihoods of coffee farmers today, but also a drastic danger to the future of coffee tomorrow, with a growing number of young people in coffee farming households shifting from “family market” to other places and jobs they see as more egalitarian and lucrative. In addition, these challenges, particularly in producing countries, have disproportionately affected female entrepreneurs.

Coffee can lead to burn fat as it can increase the metabolic rate by as much as 11 percent. The coffee contains also a variety of nutrients, including niacin (vitamin B3), magnesium (potassium), manganese, vitamins B5, and riboflavin (vitamin B2). The physical efficiency of coffee has also significantly improved!

Coffee plays a vital for your skin as the presence of cellulite on the skin, the abundance of caffeine in coffee plays a crucial role. Using coffee scrubs to exfoliate the cellulite-prone areas such as the thighs, arms, and tummy will get you fast results.

To address this problem, the global coffee community is united, but we must support them. In order to help the living income of coffee farmers, it is requested that anyone interested in coffee, from manufacturers, to roaster farmers, government, banks and coffee drinking public to provide support to the farmers.

Swikriti Dandotia

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