National Coffee Day Is Monday: Where to Get Free Java

There's not much that can make a Monday morning much better. After a weekend of too much sun, too many cocktails, and that brunch buffet that you're now regretting (why, oh why, did you go back for thirds?), the alarm clock is screeching and you've got to prepare for five days of monotony with occasional stress breaks.

You're gonna need a cup of Joe!

Luckily, Monday is National Coffee Day. That means that places all around town are celebrating with free coffee, and a surprise or two. Here's where to get your complimentary caffeine fix!

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Celebrate coffee day with a special early-morning delivery by the illy issimo espresso truck, which will drop off baristas throughout downtown Miami to serve free coffee to busy commuters before they head to their Monday morning doldrums.

Illy issimo will also recreate an Italian village at Bayfront Park from 8:15 ti 9 a.m., giving away free coffee-on-the-go in the form of their new ready-to-drink espressos in a can.

To find out where the roving baristas will be, search hashtags #WakeUpgrade with #illyissimo on Twitter.

Dunkin' Donuts

Stop by any participating Dunkin' Donuts on September 29 and receive a free medium cup of their new dark roast coffee (hot only, iced not available for a freebie). In addition, from September 30 - October 5, you can get a medium cup of hot dark roast for only 99 cents.


Free coffee at McDonald's is back -- and it's actually on now. From today through September 29, you can get a free small McCafe coffee during breakfast hours at participating McDonald's restaurants.

Krispy Kreme

On Monday, September 29, get a free 12-ounce cup of house, decaf or dark roast coffee. If you're in an indulgent mood, splurge on a 12-ounce mocha, latte or iced coffee for a buck.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. She won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables.
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