Coffee is one of the most popular beverages. In recent times, you can see coffee shops anywhere. Many people in this world love coffee. There are a lot of things to like about coffee But most importantly Coffee can help people feel less tired and increase energy levels.
Have you ever wondered who invented coffee?
In a 9th-century Ethiopian goat-herder named Kaldi. Kaldi observed his goats behaving erratically after eating the red berries from a nearby coffee arabica tree. He tried some of them himself and was soon acting as hyper as his herd.
He then brought a batch to a monastery where they were derided for their stimulating effects during long hours of prayer. The religious leaders there threw the tree’s beans onto a fire to destroy them, but the pleasing aroma of the roasted beans convinced them to give the coffee a second chance. Much like with tea, they put the roasted beans into warm water and the beverage was born.
As word moved east and coffee reached the Arabian peninsula, it began a journey that would bring these beans across the globe. Also, The practice of chewing coffee beans as a stimulant was around for centuries before Kaldi's alleged discovery. People would grind the beans to mix with butter and animal fat to preserve and eat on long journeys. Similarly, Sudanese slaves are thought to have chewed on coffee beans to help them survive their difficult voyages on trade routes.
Coffee reached North America in 1668. The first coffeehouse in New York, "The King's Arms", opened in 1696. In 1714, the Dutch presented Louis XIV with a coffee sapling from their plantations on Java. The sapling was planted in the royal Jardin des Plantes in Paris.
In 1723, a French mariner named Gabriel du Clieu took a sapling from the Jardin des Plantes to the island of Martinique. From here, the coffee plant spread to other Caribbean islands, as well as to Central and South America. In 1727, a Portuguese sailor named de Mello Palheta carried coffee saplings to Brazil from French Guyana. Today, Brazil is the number one producer of coffee in the world, accounting for 35% of global coffee production. In 1730, the British began cultivating coffee in Jamaica.
Coffee’s come a long way, and the journey has reaped some delicious rewards. To many of us, coffee is so essential to life that it’s unimaginable that it wasn’t enjoyed as a beverage at one point in history. But, the reality is, coffee is a fairly new thing compared to the history of the world.