HISTORY OF COFFEE

The history of coffee is eventful. Probably first discovered in Ethiopia as a food crop around the 9th century, the coffee plant became an important contraband in the 17th century until well into the 19th century. Today coffee is grown around the world.

When you pour some coffee powder with water, you rarely think about the history of coffee. But the very history of coffee and the coffee plant traces the path of numerous conquests, colonization and settlements. Today’s Arabica coffee actually comes from Ethiopia, then in the history of coffee it migrated as a coffee plant and coffee powder through the Arab and Turkish empires to Africa and Asia and was eventually carried by Europeans to South America, the Caribbean and South Asia.

COFFEE IS A PIECE OF TRADITION

The history of coffee in Ethiopia began around the 9th century. Here people use the coffee plant for their coffee berries for the production of drinks and porridge. Back then, coffee was a food in the old tradition. The Ethiopians use coffee for the first time as a commodity and it arrives in North Africa as a bean and coffee powder. With the rise of the Arab empires, the tradition of drinking coffee is developing. The Arabs roast the coffee for its aroma over fire and brew it into a strong stimulant.

Today, in the history of coffee, we primarily know the Arab tradition of infusing coffee beans and coffee powder with a high degree of grinding for its aroma with water. First of all, ground coffee in the history of coffee is reserved for Arab traders, later Europeans conquer countries where coffee is drunk and recognize the value of the goods. They also use the coffee powder to brew a drink with a strong aroma and start growing the coffee plant themselves wherever they settle. This is how the coffee plant reaches Brazil, Guatemala and Java.

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Who invented the espresso?

The tradition of drinking a small but strong cup of espresso while standing comes from Milan. For the espresso, the coffee powder is crushed with a high degree of grinding and poured on with just a little water. In addition, Italians only drink the espresso pure or sweetened, but never with milk. Later Spaniards and Portuguese developed their own coffee tradition around espresso. It is also a piece of the history of coffee.

The tradition of drinking a small but strong cup of espresso while standing comes from Milan. For the espresso, the coffee powder is crushed with a high degree of grinding and poured on with just a little water. In addition, Italians only drink the espresso pure or sweetened, but never with milk. Later Spaniards and Portuguese developed their own coffee tradition around espresso. It is also a piece of the history of coffee.

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