Java Junkies Unite! Celebrating International Coffee Day

Retro Staff Comments

“I never laugh until I’ve had my coffee.” – Clark Cable

The Retro Planet offices are abuzz celebrating International Coffee Day!

We like our coffee just as much as you do and we’re more than happy to join millions of people worldwide toasting their favorite caffeinated beverage.

For the Retro Planet International Coffee Day celebration, we picked up a couple “Boxes O’ Joe” from Dunkin Donuts. Since nothing goes better with coffee than a sugary doughnut, we splurged and hit a local favorite, Klemm’s Bakery in Windham, New Hampshire.


Coffee at Retro Planet

Retro Planet staff celebrating International Coffee Day with our favorite cup of java and a donut!


And everyone knows that coffee tastes better in the right mug, whether a classic diner mug, novelty mug or superhero mug. For our coffee party, everyone grabbed their favorite Retro Planet mug and made their coffee just the way they like it.

Erika enjoying a hot cup of coffee

Erika is enjoying a hot cup of coffee in her Grenade Mug.


James with Jumbo coffee mug

James likes his coffee hot, and a lot of it!


Here’s a rundown of some of our employees’ favorites:

Rebecca’s Favorite Mug: London British Bistro Mug. She likes her coffee, “Black”.

Matthew’s Favorite Mug:  Any limited edition Tiki Farm mug. “I like my coffee like I like my ice cream . . . free. Otherwise a little skim milk will do.”

Patrick’s Favorite Mug:  TMNT Coffee Mug. He likes his coffee with “Skim and two sugars, or almond milk.”


Pat and Chris drink coffee

“My favorite mug is the TMNT Mug because the TMNT are righteous.”


Dave’s Favorite Mug: I don’t really have a favorite, they’re all unique. “I like my coffee with some hot chocolate in it!”

Coffee with donuts

“I don’t really have a favorite, they’re all unique.”


Dale’s Favorite Mug:  Cupcakes Mug. She likes her coffee “Black, with a hint of hazelnut flavor”.

Mike’s Favorite Mug:  Star Trek Ceramic Stein. He likes his coffee “Half-calf, skim milk only.”

Star Trek mug and t-shirt

“Coffee makes me boldly go!”


Jen’s Favorite Mug:  Octopus Porcelain Mug. She likes her coffee with “Skim milk, with PLENTY of sugar.”

Jen and Octopus mug

“Simple on the outside, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts. It’s so funny to drink your coffee and have a little surprise every time you finish!”


Scott has coffee from a Smurf mug

Scott drinks coffee from a Papa Smurf mug.


Over a dozen countries recognize International Coffee Day, a day when coffee addicts support their local coffee shops, promote fair trade practices, and – oh yeah! – drink lots of coffee! Based on statistics from the National Coffee Association, the ranks of coffee drinkers keep growing. In 2013, a whopping 83% of adults surveyed said they drink coffee (up 5% from 2012), and 63% drink it every day.

It certainly seems as if everyone has a Keurig brewer at home as well as a favorite drink on the Starbucks menu (venti half-calf skinny extra hot vanilla latte, anyone?). Whether you like a plain ol’ cup’a Joe or a gourmet grind, you can probably get one within a mile of your house these days.

Do you have a favorite mug?  How do you like your coffee?  Feel free to share your International Coffee Day stories. And don’t forget to check with your local coffee shop for free or discounted coffee!

Last updated: Sep 29, 2014
Filed under: Retro Planet news Tagged with: celebrations, coffee, coffee mugs