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Celebrate National Espresso Day

Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating National Espresso Day with $1.99 iced and hot espresso beverages.
Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating National Espresso Day with $1.99 iced and hot espresso beverages. Provided photo

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.

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.

Janelle O’Dea: 941-745-7095, @jayohday

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