National Coffee Day deals — free and discounted java love – TribLIVE

With the weather turning cooler, nothing sounds as comforting as a hot cup of coffee. So what better time for National Coffee Day to show up than Thursday.

And, apparently, Pittsburgh is one of the best cities in the country to celebrate the day. Wallethub has the Steel City ranked as the 7th best spot to feed your coffee addiction. We’re better than Cincinnati (No. 17), Buffalo (No. 43) and Baltimore (No. 63). And we’re way better than Cleveland (No. 79).

The ranking compared all cities in 12 key metrics, including coffee prices, household coffee budgets, share of coffee drinkers and coffee shops. Pittsburgh was found to have the second most coffee shops and cafes per capita behind Orlando, Fla.

But here’s what you are here for — where to find the coffee day deals.

Sheetz is serving up a free Cold Brew (with the purchase of any in-store item) for My Sheetz Rewardz members through the app.

At Dunkin’, DD Perks members can pick up a free medium hot or iced coffee with any purchase (just one per person). Check their app for the deal.

If you are a Royal Perks member, Burger King has a free small iced coffee with at least a $1 purchase via the app or online.

McDonald’s has a 99-cent deal for any size of iced or premium roast coffee through their app. But that deal isn’t just for Coffee Day.

Panera Bread is giving new Unlimited Sip Club subscribers two months for free on Thursday. Existing Sip Club members can get $2 off select barista beverages and smoothies — but only through the app.

Those are just the chains, but Western Pennsylvania region has plenty of smaller coffee shops well worth your business.

And with recent news that coffee can actually help you live longer, it’s worth a stop.

From Coffee Tree Roasters to Commonplace Coffee, or Stanton Daily Grind to CoCo Coffeehouse, there is no shortage of java stations worthy of your bean — er, coin. Go ahead and search out an independent shop near you and treat yourself to some extra life.

Chris Pastrick is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Chris at 412-320-7898, cpastrick@triblive.com or via Twitter .

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