Q: What’s better than coffee?
A: Nothing. Except for free coffee.
OK, perhaps that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But those who find a hint of truth in it can rejoice — National Coffee Day is coming up Friday, Sept. 29, which means lots of local and national shops are offering free or discounted coffee drinks around Northern Utah and the Ogden area.
So, get ready to get your caffeination on. And continue to keep an eye on this list, which we plan to update as more coffee shops get back to us about the deals they’re offering.
1. DUNKIN’ DONUTS
While this National Coffee Day offer isn’t entirely free, but it’s still a decent deal. Patrons who buy a medium, large or extra-large cup of joe on the faux-holiday will get a free medium cup of coffee, a news release from the company says.
Locations: 5693 Harrison Blvd., South Ogden; 512 W. Antelope Drive, Layton
2. KRISPY KREME
Krispy Kreme is going all-out for National Coffee Day — the store’s locations are offering not just one but three days of free coffee. Go into the shop and you can get one free hot brewed coffee or any size or a small iced coffee per day from Sept. 29 through Oct. 1, the company’s website says. The best part? You don’t even have to buy anything to get in on the deal, according to Thrillist.
Locations: 968 Main St., Layton
3. PILOT AND FLYING J
Get a small cup of coffee for free at Pilot and Flying J locations by bringing this coupon along with you. If you’re not into a plain coffee, the coupon is also good for a small hot tea or cappuccino, the company’s website says.
Locations: 1670 W. 12th St., Ogden; 1172 W. 21st St., Ogden
4. KAFFE MERCANTILE
At both of Kaffe Mercantile’s locations, you can get a free 12-ounce cup of coffee with the purchase of a pastry, said Nick Morris, one of the business’ owners. Those who’d rather purchase a pastry and a specialty drink — like a latte — can get the cost of a 12-ounce cup of coffee discounted from their purchase.
Locations: 1221 26th St., Ogden; 930 Chambers St., South Ogden
5. GROUNDS FOR COFFEE
Two Grounds for Coffee locations in Ogden are offering customers a drip coffee of any size for $1, according to the locations’ owners. Also, if you check in at the store on social media, you’ll get half off any drink you order, she said.
Location: 111 25th St, Ogden; 3005 Harrison Blvd., Ogden
6. COFFEE LINKS
All day Friday, this new downtown Ogden coffee shop will offer customers 15 percent off all coffee drinks, said Maurico Araujo, the business’ manager.
Location: 287 Park Blvd., Ogden
7. WASATCH ROASTING COMPANY
This downtown Ogden location will provide each customer with one free, 8-ounce cup of coffee all day Friday, shop manager Bethany Brown said.
Location: 2436 Grant Ave., Ogden
8. LOVE’S TRAVEL STOP
On top of offering discounted coffee, Love’s locations will be helping kids in need on National Coffee Day. The business will have 24-ounce coffees and cappuccinos available for $1 throughout Friday, and sales from all 24-ounce hot beverages will benefit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, a news release from the company says. Professional truck drivers who are My Love Rewards members use a free drink refill credit on a coffee, and $1 wil still be donated on their behalf, the release says.
Location: 20 S. 1550 West St., Brigham City
Know a Northern Utah coffee shop offering a deal that’s not included on this list? Call Ann Elise Taylor at 801-625-4213 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll add it to the story.