National Espresso Day comes just at the right time when you need that extra shot of energy while prepping for Turkey Day.
Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating the “holiday” by offering $1.99 medium espresso beverages today.
National Espresso Day is one of many “holidays” that were reportedly invented to give companies an extra marketing push. Here’s a full calendar of food holidays throughout November and the rest of the year.
The Dunkin’ espresso bev lineup includes both hot and iced drinks like macchiatos, lattes, cappucino and straight-up espresso shots. Holiday flavors like peppermint and creme brulee also are available.
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Espresso is not a type of coffee bean; rather, a brewing method. Finely ground beans are tamped into a brewing pad where pressurized hot water is forced through to create a concentrated shot of coffee with a delicate golden foam, called crema, on top. Some people enjoy espresso shots with a little sugar, or combined with frothy milk in a latte.
Me? I like to joke and say I take my coffee and my espresso black, like a real journalist should.