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Starbucks Donating Coffee Trees For National Coffee Day

Starbucks Is Giving Away Something Incredible For National Coffee Day

Instead of giving away free coffee, Starbucks is doing something like never before for National Coffee Day on Sept. 29. It's giving away a free coffee tree to a coffee farmer in need for every cup of brewed Mexico Chiapas coffee sold. The reason? Coffee rust, a fungus that attacks trees, is a serious problem affecting coffee farms in Latin America, and it makes it difficult for farmers to produce a high-quality product. Starbucks wants to do its part to combat the issue by giving away as many rust-resistant coffee trees as possible, which later grow coffee beans and eventually turn into one pound of finished coffee. According to a statement from Starbucks, "In just one year, the company has donated enough funds to plant 18 million rust-resistant coffee trees, 10 million of which have already been distributed this past Summer to farmers in need." So while you might not get a free Frappuccino this National Coffee Day, buying a cup of this brew is something you can feel good about while getting your morning caffeine fix.

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