Coffee: A Brief History Every Coffee Lover Need Know
The history of coffee is one that is full of twists and turns, which contributed to our double espresso being what it is today. Here we will reveal the brief history of coffee based on its timeline.
Coffee in Africa
1. It is said that the goat herder Kaldi first discovered coffee in Ethiopian. He found that his goats became so energetic after eating the berries.
2. The abbot of the local monastery concocted a type of wine from the berries after hearing from Kaldi.
3. During the 13th century, coffee was extremely popular with the Muslim community for its stimulant powers, which proved useful during long prayer sessions.
4. By the 15th century, coffee was being grown in the Yemeni district of Arabia.
5. By the 16th century, coffee was known in Persia, Syria, Egypt and Turkey. Instead of drinking coffee at home, people gathered at coffee houses for communication, which were referred to as “Schools of wise”. And coffee began to spread to worldwide.
Coffee Comes to Europe
6. In the 16th century, coffee was first introduced to Europe in the island of Malta through slavery. Controversy existed once the coffee arrived. Some reacted with suspicion and fear, while others found the coffee so satisfying.
7. By the 17th century, coffee was becoming popular across Europe, though controversy still existed. Many coffee houses opened in the major cities of England, France, Germany and Holland.
Coffee Comes to Americas
8. In the mid-18th century, coffee arrived in Latin America, when the French brought coffee plants to Martinique. And then, coffee found its way to Brazil and Mexico, and finally to the whole America. And after the Boston Tea Party of 1773, large numbers of Americans switched from drinking tea to coffee during the American Revolution.
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