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National coffee day: Listener picks, plus Cafe de Olla




CULVER CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 08:  A cup of Espresso is made at The Conservatory Coffee, Tea, and Cocoa, a family owned roasting coffeehouse on September 8, 2010 in Culver City, California.
CULVER CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: A cup of Espresso is made at The Conservatory Coffee, Tea, and Cocoa, a family owned roasting coffeehouse on September 8, 2010 in Culver City, California.
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Friday, September 29, is national coffee day and it’s being celebrated all over SoCal. Whether you take it black or enjoy it with some cream and sugar, today's the day to raise your mug and appreciate the roasted bean that helps get us through the week.

Some SoCal coffee deals available Friday

https://twitter.com/7eleven/status/913746489377255425

7Eleven for a free coffee when you join their rewards program.

https://twitter.com/DunkinDonuts/status/912663059033927680

Dunkin Donuts has a buy one get one deal. 

https://twitter.com/krispykreme/status/913419810339540992

Krispy Kreme is celebrating all weekend by offering a free small hot or iced coffee.

The list of coffeeshops participating goes on and on.

We asked listeners on Facebook and Twitter for their favorite coffee spots, and now we know --  A LOT of Take Two listeners love a good cup of joe. 

https://twitter.com/chemgal1/status/913080171103686656

https://twitter.com/oconnell_joanne/status/913107838481788928

https://twitter.com/sodasncarrots/status/913096371586064384

Laura Austin told us about her love for Nice coffee in Downtown LA.

While Matt Martinez let us know Charlie's Coffeehouse in South Pasadena is his favorite spot for a cup.

 

Also weighing in? KPCC's John Rabe. He went to Tierra Caliente to find out more about his favorite style of coffee, Cafe de olla.

Rabe spoke with Jessie Velasco, one of the people who run Tierra Caliente, and he explained what Cafe de olla is.

"Cafe de olla is a Mexican version of coffee. It's our own little version that we make at home...So, we have our pot right here, always on the stove. What we do is we grab a packet of coffee, we add a little bit of cinnamon, a little bit of sugar cane, all natural ingredients. It's very grainy, just 'cause we don't filter it. Sometimes we use a strainer, but most people just like it straight."

Here's to coffee!

To hear more about cafe de olla, click the blue play button above.