Today is National Coffee Day! At GO DREAM, we take our coffee very seriously. This is very New York of us, but it also goes back to our roots as a Danish company. The Nordic countries are known for having a distinct relationship to coffee and an entire culture surrounding it.
In Scandinavia, coffee is a constant presence, and it shows up everywhere as part of the background of everyday life. When Swedish author Steig Larsson’s book The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest was first published, a New York Times reviewer commented on the absurdity of how often coffee was mentioned. But several Scandinavian readers wrote in to say it was far from crazy to mention coffee on every page: they just love their coffee that much.
Almost every occasion includes a cup of coffee, so coffee becomes synonymous with the comfort of socializing with friends and family. And the daily coffee break is the well-deserved culmination of a hard day’s work. Once you earn that coffee break, you drop everything to take it. Coffee is a treasured reward.
So take today to enjoy your cup of coffee with the passion of the Danish. Here are some GO DREAM gifts to take your morning cup o’ joe from a drab necessity to a full-blown experience:
Ever wish you could make a macchiato like the pros at your favorite coffee shop, or that you actually knew the difference between a latte and a cappuccino? Get insider knowledge from coffee experts so you can craft your own perfect cup at home.
The ultimate coffee aesthetic always includes a delicate design on top of a frothy latte. Now you can learn to replicate it yourself and impress your friends with gorgeous latte art.
Get some snuggles with your morning coffee. Cuddling with adorable kittens is guaranteed to make your Americano taste a million times better.
The iconic duo: coffee and donuts. Celebrate National Coffee Day by upgrading your usual iced coffee with a visit to any of the several gourmet NYC donut shops.
If you’re into pairing pastries with your morning cup, step into a classic NYC bakery and pick up some black and white cookies to have with your coffee. It doesn’t get more quintessentially New York than that.
From everyone at GO DREAM, we hope you have a caffeine-filled National Coffee Day. And in honor of our Danish love of coffee, you can use the discount code DREAM15 at the checkout for 15% your purchase of any coffee experience.
Nordic Coffee Culture Blog: http://nordiccoffeeculture.com/notes-on-the-nordic-coffee-culture-the-social-aspect/