Freebies and deals abound for National Coffee Day

Get ready for a full weekend buzz – National Coffee Day is Saturday and there are freebies and bargains aplenty.

Coffee consumption is up 7% from 2011, according to a report from the National Coffee Assn. Researchers this year found that java drinkers who average several cups per day have the lowest risk of death during the study. Another study this month found evidence that the brew can reduce physical pain.

To help deliver a caffeine boost, several coffee companies are offering up drinks cheap or gratis through Saturday.

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven is launching its CofFREE Day on Friday, giving visitors who arrive by 10 a.m. a free 20-ounce coffee at participating locations. Doughnut purveyor Krispy Kreme will give customers a free 12-ounce cup of joe on Saturday.

Party-planning website Punchbowl is offering free digital greeting cards to celebrate the made-up holiday. Einstein Bros Bagels is selling Vanilla Hazelnut Lattes half-off.

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, the West Hollywood Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf location is giving the first 2,500 customers who trade in their old coffee maker a free CBTL Single Serve Kaldi Machine, according to a Facebook invite.

Noah’s Bagels is offering special discounts all week, including an offer Saturday to buy a Pumpkin Latte and get one free.

Klatch Coffee, which has several Southern California locations, said on its website that patrons will have the opportunity to win free drinks or discounts from a special “National Coffee Day Bucket.”

McDonald’s is handing out free 12-ounce cups of coffee through Saturday, but only on the East Coast.


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