National Espresso Day

November 23 National Espresso Day

The National Espresso Day is celebrated every 23rd of November each year. This day gives recognition to espresso – everyone’s favorite coffee flavor. If there is a coffee flavor that anyone can first think of – it would always be espresso. This coffee is basically the basics of every coffee flavor there is. If you add cream and other necessary ingredients into it, it can be turned into mocha or cappuccino. But most people prefer the basic espresso coffee because of its stunningly delicious bitter taste. If you are a fan of espresso, then you should definitely not miss the celebration of the National Espresso Day.

About the National Espresso DayEspresso Day

Espresso might look and taste like brewed coffee but there is a major difference. Espresso is thicker and has a more distinctive aroma due to it undergoing a pressurized brewing process which results in a more concentration of flavors and chemicals. Espresso is made better by usually being topped with crema. It is often served in coffee shops because making an espresso needs a specialized machine. Some people have them in their home.

During the National Espresso Day, people conduct various activities that let them achieve the objectives or purposes of the celebration. For one, try to make their own espressos at home if they have the machine to make them. Other people prefer to drink or buy espresso from a café. People also shout out on social media how they are participating in the celebration of the event.


The term espresso is of Italian origin. It means quick in time. Before espresso machines were invented, espresso was a simple coffee served to a person who orders them. Espresso was made from freshly grounded and roasted beans. Before served, the cup of espresso is brewed. During the late 1800s, it was very common for restaurants and cafés to serve espresso. In 1901, the first espresso machine was invented by Luigi Bezzera. After this invention, many café’s and restaurants incorporated the use of espresso machines to serve this particular coffee to their customers. Even people bought such machines for use in their own homes.

With limited knowledge about the origins of espresso, even less is known about the history of the National Espresso Day. We don’t know when, where, and how it began. We also don’t have a clue as to who founded it. But still, we can make a good guess as to why such event was established in the first place. Perhaps a person or a group of people thought that espressos are much loved by the people. They must have then thought that it deserves a spot in the list of food holidays celebrated every year.


As mentioned earlier, the National Espresso Day is celebrated every 23rd of November each year. This means that the dates of celebration for this event are as follows:Espresso Day

  • Monday, November 23,
  • Tuesday, November 23,
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2022
  • Thursday, November 23, 2023
  • Saturday, November 23, 2024
  • Sunday, November 23, 2025

Celebration Ideas and Activities

The following are the best things to do to make your celebration of the National Espresso Day as best as it can be:

Make Your Own Espresso at Home

One great idea for your celebration of this day is to indulge yourself into drinking delicious espresso at home. It would be relaxing and fulfilling to do this either at the beginning or end of the day while you sit or lie down in your couch or bed. But of course, there is a limitation – you may need to use an espresso machine for this.

Drink Espresso in a Café’

Another good idea for your celebration of this wonderful day is to order espresso from a café or anywhere else where it is offered. For sure, these stores will be offerings lots of these coffee beverages during or even before the event because they expect that a great demand for this coffee will come due to the celebration. Just make sure to buy one or some from a café or drink shop that offers good espressos.

Celebrate on Social Media

You can also take your celebration of this day on social media. You can, for instance, use the hashtag #NationalEspressoDay to let your friends and followers know that you are also participating in the celebration of this day. Let them know that such a celebration takes place every year and also how happy you are enjoying your day.Espresso Day


  • Espresso is a miracle of chemistry in a cup. – Andrea Illy
  • The quintessential expression of coffee is espresso. – Ernesto Illy
  • Espresso consumption is an aesthetic experience,like tasting a vintage wine or admiring a painting. – Andrea Illy
  • The voodoo priest and all his powders were as nothing compared to espresso, cappuccino, and mocha, which are stronger than all the religions of the world combined, and perhaps stronger than the human soul itself. – Mark Helprin
  • Espresso is to Italy, what champagne is to France. – Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
  • The magic of espresso is that it’s only made with 50 beans. – Andrea Illy
  • I love coffee. I love a midday espresso on set, just for the energy. – Carrie Brownstein
  • Coffee arrived and the espresso was excellent, like an aromatic electric fence. – Ben Aaronovitch
  • If you’re a Kanye West fan, you’re not a fan of me, you’re a fan of yourself. You will believe in yourself. I’m just the espresso. – Kanye West
  • If you’re a Kanye West fan, you’re not a fan of me, you’re a fan of yourself. You will believe in yourself. I’m just the espresso. – Kanye West
  • We are too often double espresso followers of a decaf Sovereign. – John Ortberg
  • I bought an espresso maker and coffee maker and make them myself every day. – Utada Hikaru
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