Celebrating International Coffee Day with the Enchanting Animals of Walt Disney World
Happy International Coffee Day! Throughout the year at Walt Disney World Resort, the dedicated cast members have expressed their affection for coffee by bestowing coffee-inspired names upon some of the animals under Disney’s care. What could be a more delightful way to commemorate this than by savoring a freshly brewed cup of coffee while paying a visit to these coffee-named animals!
Here are four animals – and coffee recommendations – guests may see around Walt Disney
Nitro and Cold Brew the Rosybill Pochards
Location: Discovery Island, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Coffee Pairing: Joffrey’s Shakin’ Jamaican Cold Brew at Royal Anandapur Tea Company
Meet Nitro and Cold Brew! With their bright pink beaks, it’s easy to see why they’re called
rosybills. Only male rosybill pochards like Cold Brew sport this coloring, though. Nitro and other
females are almost entirely brown. Rosybill pochards are a type of waterfowl, so you’ll likely
catch Nitro and Cold Brew floating in the water and using their webbed feet to paddle around.
Latte the American Quarter Horse
Location: Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Coffee Pairing: Fresh Brewed Coffee at Trail’s End Restaurant
This is Latte! One of the best ways to visit him is by booking a trail ride at Tri-Circle-D Ranch. He
just might be your tour guide through the trails. Like a good cup of coffee, American quarter
horses are strong and powerful, making them one of the fastest horse breeds. When he’s not
trotting down the trail, you can usually find Latte relaxing in the pastures at the front of the
Hazelnut the Aardvark
Location: Rafiki’s Planet Watch, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Coffee Pairing: Hazelnut Latte at Creature Comforts
Last but not least is Hazelnut, the sweet aardvark cub born in April. Aardvarks are burrowing,
nocturnal animals native to Africa. And they are insectivores, so while Hazelnut won’t be
drinking any coffee, her long tongue and snout help her sniff out insects in the dirt. Believe it or
not, aardvarks can devour up to 50,000 insects in one night! Hazelnut currently resides
backstage, but she may soon make appearances on the outdoor stage near Affection Section.
How are you celebrating International Coffee Day?
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