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  • Coffee Makers And Common Sense
    On one occasion I purchased a mocha coffee pack from a local coffee merchant and about a week and a half later found that the product was no good, quite ......... Read More

  • Coffee-so Darn Expensive
    I always cringe when that is the first question from a restaurateur, and my response is always the same - "Is price more important than taste"? Consider the ......... Read More

  • Espresso Coffee Pods What Are They
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  • Gourmet Coffee---not Just For The Rich And Famous
    You wake up to the smell of coffee brewing--but can you tell if it is gourmet coffee?Gourmet coffees, which like fine wine were once a symbol of prestige, are ......... Read More

  • Learning About The Espresso Coffee Machine
    Coffee aficionados can likely relay the components of an espresso coffee machine much like car devotees can describe an engine. The components of this ......... Read More

  • Making A Perfect Cup Of Espresso Coffee
    When it comes to making Espresso, each and every professional coffee maker, such as Barista, will have their personal secret recipe. In this article I will show ......... Read More

  • Coffee Facts A Brief History In Time
    It is probably common knowledge that coffee was discovered in Ethiopia. The ‘red' cherries which the sheep ate and become very active were taken home and ......... Read More

  • Your Three-step Guide To Buying Coffee Beans Online
    If you're a newcomer to buying coffee beans, you may think it seems confusing as to what type to buy. But follow the three simple steps below and you'll be an ......... Read More

  • The Appeal Of Coffee Drinkers
    What is the appeal of being an avid coffee drinker? I believe I have broken in down to three reasons. The first one obviously is the great taste of coffee. ......... Read More

  • The History Of Espresso Coffee Makers
    The History of Espresso Coffee MakersEspresso coffee makers came out of man's need for a faster cup of coffee. Not only did espresso machines produce more ......... Read More

One of the most interesting stories in the world is the history of that amazing
drink that we call now coffee. OK, coffee is varied and interesting, involving
chance occurrences, political intrigue, and the pursuit of wealth and
power.According to one legend (no idea is the legend is real or not), the great
effect of coffee beans was noticed by a smart sheep herder from Caffa, in
Ethiopia named Kaldi as he was watching his sheep. He noticed that his sheep
became happy and very active after eating the red fruits of this unusual plant,
the fruits look like red "cherries" . Kaldi, the shepherd soon realized that it
was the bright red cherries on the plant that were causing the funny euphoria
and after trying the cherries himself, he learned about the great effect .So
what Kabi this next? You bet, Kabi as a good network marketing guy, Kaldi
dutifully reported his findings to the his community and after a few tries the
monks decided to drink water with berries so they could be awake for longer
hours of praying. So you can say that the first use of coffee was mainly
religious. Pretty funny isnt'? But obviously keeping the secret was pretty
difficult and the word spread, the rumor about coffee reached the Arabian
Peninsula, and you pet, coffee was born.I know, believing in this legend is
pretty nice, but some top historians believe something different, they think
that the first beans of coffee where brought to Ethiopia (where the legend
started) by ships from Yemen, where it existed since the 6th century. Then
coffee became world famous once it arrived to key places in that time, Cairo and
Mecca. I love the legends about the origin of things, and in this case, I love
the legend of the origin of Mocha mainly because I'm a coffee lover, but the
best one so far is the origin of how the name of mocha or coffee was created.
The story goes that Arabian was sent to the desert with his followers to die of
starvation (not very nice). Well, the Arabian was so desperate that he had his
friends boil and eat the fruit from an unknown plant. (yes, you guess it
already, didn't you? Coffee) Not only this fruit save the exiles, but their
survival was taken as a religious sign by the residents of close by town, Mocha.
The plant and its beverage were named Mocha to honor this event. So every time
you order a Mocha , think of this. Nice story isn't?The ironic thing of the
history of coffee is that the plant grew naturally in Ethiopia, but once
transplanted in Arabia the Arabic business men took control and make a good
profit from the coffee idea, but it took a long time for a country to adapt it
as a proper drink. And that was until the Turks started drinking coffee in their
everyday life, often adding spices such as clove, cinnamon, cardamom and anise
to the brew. That's why we have Turkish coffee !