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Understanding Coffee’s Role in History

How was coffee discovered? Can it help you with asthma? Where are raw coffee beans chewed like candy? Is coffee or oil the greater world commodity?
  • Coffee was first known in Europe as Arabian Wine.
  • The Arabs are generally believed to be the first to brew coffee.
  • Milk as an additive to coffee became popular in the 1680's, when a French physician recommended that “cafe au lait” be used for medicinal purposes.
  • The first Parisian cafe opened in 1689 to serve coffee.
  • Bach wrote a coffee cantata in 1732.
  • In the year 1763, there were over 200 coffee shops in Venice.
  • Japan ranks Number 3 in the world for coffee consumption.
  • In Japan, coffee shops are called Kissaten.
  • Over 10,000 coffee cafes plus several thousand vending machines with both hot and cold coffee serve the needs of Tokyo alone.
  • For reducing wrinkles and improving their skin, the Japanese have been known to bathe in coffee grounds fermented with pineapple pulp.
  • The world can be divided into nations of coffee drinkers and nations of tea drinkers.
  • Only about 20% of harvested coffee beans are considered to be a premium bean of the highest quality.
  • The Arabica is the original coffee plant. It still grows wild in Ethiopia.
  • Nomadic tribes preserved the coffee cherries to transport them long distances.
  • A four verse poem to coffee was written in Mecca in 1511. It was one of the first.
  • It was the early 1400's, and with alcohol forbidden by the Koran, coffee soon became the replacement beverage.
  • Finely grinding coffee beans and boiling them in water is still known as "Turkish Coffee." It is still made this way today in Turkey and Greece or anywhere else Turkish Coffee is served.
  • In the 14th century, the Arabs started to cultivate coffee plants. The first commercially grown and harvested coffee originated in the Arabian Peninsula near the port of Mocha.
  • In 1554 in Constantinople, two coffeehouses opened. They did very well. Soon there were many.
  • By 1600 A.D., coffee drinking had come to the Orient. It soon became very popular.
  • The Venetians first introduced coffee to Europe in 1615.
  • Coffee is grown commercially in over forty-five countries throughout the world.
  • Studies tell us the human body will absorb only 300 milligrams of caffeine at a given time. Additional amounts are cast off and will provide no additional stimulation. The human body dissipates 20% of the caffeine in the system each hour.
  • The first coffee drinkers, the Arabs, flavored their coffee with spices during the brewing process.
  • Coffee as a medicine reached its highest and lowest point in the 1600's in England. Wild medical contraptions to administer a mixture of coffee and an assortment of heated butter, honey, and oil, became treatments for the sick. Soon tea replaced coffee as the national beverage.
  • Regular coffee drinkers have about one-third less asthma symptoms than those non-coffee drinkers. So says a Harvard researcher who studied 20,000 people.
  • Australians consume 60% more coffee than tea, a six-fold increase since 1940.
  • The most widely accepted legend associated to the discovery of coffee is of the goat-herder named Kaldi of Ethiopia. Around the year 800-850 A.D., Kaldi was amazed as he noticed his goats behaving in a frisky manner after eating the leaves and berries of a coffee shrub. And, of course, he had to try them!

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