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Coffee - The World's Waker Upper

Mar 15, 2008
Coffee smells and has that wake up aroma. As Honore Balzac said, in his Pains of Coffee:

A beverage as black as ink, useful against numerous illnesses, particularly those of the stomach. Its consumers take it in the morning, quite frankly, in a porcelain cup that is passed around and from which each one drinks a cupful. It is composed of water and the fruit from a bush called bunnu.

They called the coffee bush bunnu in Ethiopia. It is an evergreen bush first found there. The discovery of the coffee bush, one story goes, is that some shepherds herding goats noticed that they really jumped around after eating the red berries from the coffee bushes. From the goat herders, it spread to every country in the world.

Wake Up To Coffee Smells

The morining mantra is coffee, coffee, coffee. Getting that first cup of coffee in the morning is the first course of business befgore starting your day. You may grab it at home or at your favorite coffee shop. Granted the coffee in Seattle may taste a litte different than that in San Paulo, but the effect is the same. It jumpstarts your day.

Ahh! Caffeine

Aahh! Caffeine. Can't start the day without it. The first cup is ambrosia and gets you poumped up so you are ready to face the day with vigor. It gets the old pump revving in high gear and the boost in your psyche does a lot to get you ready to tackle the days problems

Time to Roast the Beans

The coffee beans are really berries that contain the bean. Some berries have two beans others only one. Once the berries are rip, they are harvested, the beans extracted and roasted. They are not ready for grinding which can be different depending on the taste you want.

Let's face it. There are hundreds of things you can add to coffee to flavor it. Why people can't seem to enjoy it in its natural black state is something that is hard to understand. Cream and sugar is the old standby, but now there seems to be a new flavor of the month, every month.

Coffee was Discovered Around 850 A.D.

No coffee plants or unraosted seeds could be exoported from Arab contries. This ban lasted for several centuries. Finally, Pieter van den Broeck, a Dutchman, mananged to smuggle some seedling from Aden into Europoe in 1616. This opened the floodgates and soon the Dutch were growing it in their colonies in the Pacific. Sumatra became a favorite for coffee plantations.

In the seventeenth century the Turks tried to take Europe by force. They were finally defeated in 1683 at the Battle of Vienna. Coffee was captured from the Turks and soon found homes all over the world. Soon the price got so high that only the rich Europeans could afford the luxury of drinking coffee.
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