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The History of Coffee

January 1, 2013

The origin of coffee has a popular story, albeit questionable in authenticity, of a young Ethiopian goat herder discovering the bean when he noticed his goats acting peculiarly after nibbling on the berries of a certain plant. At first the bean was chewed but they were found to be to bitter, they were then roasted and become hard. To soften them, they were then boiled which resulted in the formation of a brown liquid – the revitalizing substance of coffee. From Ethiopia, the bean spread to Egypt and Yemen then onto the entire Middle East and Northern Africa. A while later the beans graced Italy, and the rest of Europe then onto the Americas and Indonesia.

 

Coffee has developed greatly since then and now we attribute academic tuition towards it, we have broken down the science, found the benefits and continue to enjoy the ever emerging taste profiles. We know that different varietals within the species produce different flavours, that origin,   altitude, cultivation times, processing methods and storage all contribute to the end cup. And what’s more, we are still writing the pages of history today!

 

Workers Picking Ripe Berries from Trees
 

Roaster: The History of Coffee

The origin of coffee has a popular story, albeit questionable in authenticity, of a young Ethiopian goat herder discovering the bean when he noticed his goats acting peculiarly after nibbling on the berries of a certain plant. At first the bean was chewed but they were found to be to bitter, they were then roasted and become hard. To soften them, they were then boiled which resulted in the formation of a brown liquid – the revitalizing substance of coffee. From Ethiopia, the bean spread to Egypt and Yemen then onto the entire Middle East and Northern Africa. A while later the beans graced Italy, and the rest of Europe then onto the Americas and Indonesia.

 

Coffee has developed greatly since then and now we attribute academic tuition towards it, we have broken down the science, found the benefits and continue to enjoy the ever emerging taste profiles. We know that different varietals within the species produce different flavours, that origin,   altitude, cultivation times, processing methods and storage all contribute to the end cup. And what’s more, we are still writing the pages of history today!

 

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