"Coffee - the favorite drink of the civilized world." - Thomas Jefferson
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Coffee is one of the most favorite beverages in the world. Here in the NERO AMORE blog as we traced its origin, their legend says the goat herder Kaldi first discovered the potential of our beloved beans. These beans come from the Ethiopian word Kefa ( Kaffa ) and Yemeni people started to brew and roast them and then beans were introduced to the world around the 15th century in Southern Arabia. By the 16th century, the drink had reached the rest of the Middle East and North Africa, later spreading to Europe.
Coffee and Kaldi
It was about 850 Ce, an Arab goatherd, Kaldi sampled the berries of the evergreen bush on which his goats were feeding and acting strangely. He was astonished by his goats at night because they were energized and acting weird. Then he reported his findings to the monastery. They shared their findings with other monks in the monastery from which the berries energized them and from that time our beloved berries began to spread around the globe.
Coffee and Arab people
It was around the 15th century, the Yemeni district of Arabia started to grow and cultivate coffee and by the 16 century, it drew the attention of Persia, Egypt, Syria, and Turkey. While coffee was served in houses, Public coffee houses began to scatter around the Near East as they called it qahveh Khanh, Which means coffee house. These coffee houses first appeared in Mecca around the 16 century. The Coffee house was one the most important place for people who wanted to talk with other people, discuss politics play chess, board games or ... . Because Mecca was one the most important place for Muslims around the world and millions of people visited there yearly, the coffee spread around the globe very fast.
Coffee quickly spread across Europe and eventually the entire world, especially with the help of traders and travelers passing through Istanbul. In 1615, Europeans had their first taste of coffee, and cities like Venice, Marseilles, Paris, and Vienna got their hands on coffee. In 1668, coffee made its way to North America."The King's Arms," New York's first coffeehouse, opened in 1696