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Grab a cup and celebrate National Coffee Day

Every day, really, is coffee day.

Especially in the Pacific Northwest, where we are collectively coffee-obsessed.

But Friday is coffee’s official American holiday. It’s National Coffee Day.

To celebrate, a bunch of establishments are giving away coffee or offering other special promotions. This is where to go to for free or cheap coffee – or coffee with a social justice component – on National Coffee Day in and around Spokane.

Spaceman Coffee is giving away one free small brewed coffee all day. Customers can also receive a dollar off a bag of whole beans Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 228A W. Sprague Ave. (509) 312-9824.

Thomas Hammer is handing out 12-ounce cups of its Limited Edition Reserve coffee for free from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. – one per person – while supplies last. It’s a lightly roasted Rwanda Ejo Heza with notes of cranberry, nutmeg and baked pear. And, said drink training manager Christopher Anderson, “It is just as delightful as it sounds!” For locations, visit

Doma is giving away free coffee drinks all day long. This includes drip coffee, pour-overs and all espresso-based drinks. 6240 E. Seltice Way, in Post Falls. (208) 667-1267.

Hotel RL is giving away a free cup of Seattle-based Victrola coffee. Plus, the hotel is organizing a few special events. At 6 p.m., corporate executive chef Ricky Webster will be demonstrating coffee-inspired food pairings on The Living Stage in the lobby. The soulful blues-rock Seattle band Stubborn Son takes the stage at 7 p.m. And, beginning at 8 p.m., guests can play bingo for the chance to win a 1-pound bag of Victrola coffee beans. 303 W. North River Drive. (509) 326-8000.

Krispy Kreme is turning National Coffee Day into National Coffee Weekend with free coffee over three days. From Friday through Sunday, guests will receive a free hot brewed coffee of any size or small iced premium blend. The limit is one per person per day of the promotion at Krispy Kreme shops. The offer isn’t valid at grocery or convenience stores. 15401 E. Indiana Ave., Spokane Valley. (509) 922-7101.

Cinnabon is celebrating National Coffee Day by offering guests a free 12-ounce coffee all day. For locations, visit

Roast House Coffee is partnering with My Fresh Basket to serve cups of its locally roasted, award-winning brewed coffee for a dollar each. The Roast House counter is located just inside the front doors of the new grocery store in Kendall Yards. My Fresh Basket: 1030 W. Summit Parkway. (509) 558-2100. Roast House: 423 E. Cleveland Ave. (509) 995-6500.

Honorable Mention: While Indaba isn’t giving away free coffee, the local coffee roaster is partnering with Second Harvest to provide a meal to someone in need. Indaba will make a donation covering a meal for every cup of coffee sold. “This is something we always do with a bag of coffee sold, and we thought it would be a great way to give back,” said owner Bobby Enslow. West Central: 1425 W. Broadway Ave. (509) 443-3566. Downtown: 210 N. Howard St. (509) 413-2569. Meanwhile, Spokane Dutch Bros. stands will donate $1 of every coffee purchased to KZZU’s Christmas Wish fund, benefiting children in need. Monroe and Francis, (509) 327-7711; Division and Sharp, (509) 326-0115; Washington and Second, (509) 747-6322; Fourth and Freya, (509) 863-9707; Division and Magnesium, (509) 868-0288; and Francis and Nevada, (509) 703-7176. The three Dutch Bros. stands in Kootenai County will give $1 of every coffee purchase to the Kids Centric Sports Association. Visit for information.

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