Are you looking for the adventure? Test the African coffee. Currently we are featuring the Ethiopian Coffee. If you are looking for free coffee bean directly from Ethiopia we have it. Just send us e-mail and we will contact you. We will deliver the coffee to your it to your door in the Next day delivery service
History of Coffee
Settled agriculture began in
Ethiopia some 2000 years ago. Since time immemorial Coffea Arabica L. has been
growing in the wild forests of the South-western highlands of Kaffa and Buno
districts of Ethiopia. Ethiopia is the primary center of origin and genetic
diversity of the arabica coffee plant.
Ethiopia has more than 70 ethnic
groups speaking over 200 languages. As a result, coffee is described as Bunna
(in Amharic), Bun (in Tigrigna), Buna (in Oromiya), Bono (in Kefficho), Kawa (in
Guragigna). Some consider that these and other names of coffee were derived from
the Kafa or Buno districts of Ethiopia where coffee originated. The French and
Spanish call it Cafe, the Italians Caffe, the Germans Kaffee, the Finnish Kahvi,
the Dutch Koffie, the Greeks Kafes. All are phonetic approximations of the
original Ethiopian, Arabic or Turkish word. The single word coffee had passed
into the languages by the year 1700.
The most widely cited legend about the discovery of coffee is that of the goat-herd Kalid who noticed that his goats pranced excitedly after chewing berries from coffee bushes that he also tasted and enjoyed their stimulating effect. A monk who found Kalid in that invigorated state also tasted the cherries and took some and planted the seeds in the vicinity of his monastery near Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile River. He roasted and brewed the harvested coffee cherries and tried out the beverage on his brethren. As a result they were kept awake during their long prayers at night. Coffee was accepted as a stimulant drink. Still today, the offspring of these trees can be admired in an area known as Zege where thousands of these trees are being used for crossbreed purposes by the Ethiopian Coffee Research Center.
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