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.