By Beth Lawton
National Coffee Day is this Sunday, Sept. 29. If you’re dragging a big, you can get a free cup at a number of local coffee shops.
Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks and Caribou Coffee all have special offers planned. Do you have a another favorite coffee shop? Give them a shout out in the comments below.
The National Coffee Association says 83 percent of Americans have had a cup of coffee in the past year.
While there are some health concerns about over-consumption of caffeine, “for most people the health benefits [of consuming coffee] outweigh the risks,” according to the Mayo Clinic.
In moderation, coffee may help prevent Parkinson’s disease, Type 2 diabetes and liver cancer. It also contains antioxidants. It some people, unfiltered coffee may elevate cholesterol in people with certain genetic mutations. Read more about the health benefits (and risks) from drinking coffee here.