It’s National Coffee Day.
It’s not a recognized state or federal holiday and workplaces aren’t closing.
So better grab some coffee to get through another workday.
To mark the day, Scooters Coffee offered a free cup of joe to customers ordering through the store’s online app.
Paula Kiser, store manager at the South Broadway Scooters location, said people can download the app for the free brew.
“I’m not going to tell somebody no,” she said.
Kiser said she was aware of the promotion for the past month.
Other coffee shops learned it was National Coffee Day on National Coffee Day.
“That’s what people keep telling me,” said Allison Roe, front of house manager at the Fiddlehead Coffee Co.’s location at Miracle Mile.
At Moka Drive Thru Coffee on Third Avenue and 12th Street Southeast, staff there marked the day the same way they celebrate other days.
“We’re not doing anything special, just serving the coffee people want,” said Clay Ebertowski.
Sam Haefner, manager at Cafe Steam’s South Broadway Avenue shop, said they didn’t plan a special for the day either.
“The day kind of sneaks up on us,” he said.
Coffee drinkers said they didn’t mind if there wasn’t a special to mark the day.
“I’ll still buy a coffee,” said Jen Kafer who was waiting in her car for coffee at Moka.
For a club of Winona State University-Rochester nursing students, going to Scooter’s for a cup of coffee on Wednesday morning for their first in-person meeting was good timing.
The group of friends said they plan to return.
“It’s a chill environment,” said Yeno Hakim.