Kamis, September 18, 2008

HIstory Of Coffee

Today I just join the site of Coffee Universe, I think I have a reason to join this site, because I love drink Coffee so I want know more about Coffee. Maybe I can get many Coffee tips and terms.
Do you know history of Coffee?
Coffee's journey around the world.
Coffee was first discovered in Eastern Africa in an area we know today as Ethiopia. A popular legend refers to a goat herder by the name of Kaldi, who observed his goats acting unusually frisky after eating berries from a bush. Curious about this phenomenon, Kaldi tried eating the berries himself. He found that these berries gave him a renewed energy. The news of this energy laden fruit quickly spread throughout the region.
Hearing about this amazing fruit, Monks dried the berries so that they could be transported to distant monasteries. They reconstituted these berries in water, ate the fruit, and drank the liquid to provide stimulation for a more awakened time for prayer.
Coffee Leaves Africa
Coffee berries were transported from Ethiopia to the Arabian Peninsula, and were first cultivated in what today is the country of Yemen.
From there, coffee traveled to Turkey where coffee beans were roasted for the first time over open fires. The roasted beans were crushed, and then boiled in water, creating a crude version of the beverage we enjoy today.
Coffee Arrives in Europe
Coffee first arrived on the European continent by means of Venetian trade merchants. Once in Europe this new beverage fell under harsh criticism from the Catholic Church. Many felt the pope should ban coffee, calling it the drink of the devil. To their surprise, the pope, already a coffee drinker, blessed coffee declaring it a truly Christian beverage.
Coffee houses spread quickly across Europe becoming centers for intellectual exchange. Many great minds of Europe used this beverage, and forum, as a springboard to heightened thought and creativity.

2 komentar:

Delighted Scribbler mengatakan...

African coffee is tasty. And Java may have taken the long way to this side of the world, but I'm glad it found it's way. My favorites tend to be Costa Rican.

Fellow coffee lover says 'great post'.


Delighted Scribbler mengatakan...

I was reading about coffee tasting, and decided to post. It might be useful to you for the terms: