Coffee - The Unknown History Of Coffee

Who does not like a freshly brewed cup of coffee in the morning? Well maybe few people do not but I would say a lot of people do appreciate that hot drink and not only in the morning... But where does it originate? Coffee, does it have an history?

While hard to verify to accuracy, the history of coffee, is the legend of a sheepherder who experienced the properties of coffee when he was paying attention to his sheep. His sheep became very active when they ate a certain kind of berry off a plant. He tried them himself, and felt the same effect. Apparently a monk told him to be cautious of the devil's fruit. Nevertheless, it is also rumoured that the monks used the berry to stay awake and pray.

Another wide spread legend reveals an Arabian was banished to the desert. He boiled and ate a plant that was unknown to him. He was able to survive in the desert on the plant. The residents of a village close by believed the survival was a religious sign. They named the plant Mocha, after that village,community.

Some individuals believe the coffee plant originally grew only in Ethiopia. They wrapped it in animal fat to eat while on raids. It was transported to Arabia, it grew, and they took control of the market. The Turks then were the first to drink it. They added cinnamon and clove for a sweeter taste.

Coffee founds its way to Europe via the Venetian trade merchants. Rumours of the taste of coffee began to surface everywhere. The Arab's keep an even tighter grip on the coffee plants. Christian's began claiming coffee was the devil's drink, just like the monk story above. Then.

So next time you have your favorite cup of coffee, think about its long voyage and history before simply ending up in your morning cup. You are welcome to learn more about coffee on our website.

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