The Story of Coffee

jayababy By jayababy, 2nd Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2u35vaom/
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coffee is a beverage which stimulates our daily activity. I thank our ancestors for introducing us to a cup of coffee.

Is coffee your cupof tea??

Coffee, a drink made from the beans of the coffee tree is an all time favorite all over the world. Basically, coffee is a Western beverage. India now ranks as one of the largest consumers of coffee in the world.
The Arabs were the first to prepare a delicious cup of coffee using coffee seeds in the 13th century. The knowhow of the coffee manufacture was kept as closely guarded trade secret among the Arabs for a long time.
Later, the Dutch from Netherlands secretly managed to get some coffee plants and beans across the Mediterranean Sea. They were displayed as curious exhibits in various botanical gardens in Europe. Brazil in South America, one of the leading coffee exporting countries in the present day world market, had to struggle hard to get even a few cuttings of coffee plants. Curiously no coffee producing country came forward to share the secrets of coffee with Brazil. In spite of that the eventful breakthrough came in the year 1727. Brazil’s Army Lieutenant Francisco Demolo was deputed to arbitrate a boundary dispute between French and Dutch Guiana on the northeast coast of South America. He had a successful mission and as a token of appreciation for his great services he was presented with a bouquet contained a hidden treasure in the form of few fertile coffee-beans and cuttings. This was quite an unexpected gain and it paved the way for the growth and development of today’s flourishing coffee industry in Brazil.
Coffee trees are evergreen shrubs and they are generally planted only on the hilly regions. They normally bloom once a year bearing green berries and yielding good commercial quantities of beans within eight years.
While drinking the coffee beverage, caffeine, an alkaloid present in it gives strength and energy to our spirits and raises our mood to a higher position. On the other hand, coffeol, another substance, gives a pleasant flavor to the drink.
Compelled by necessity to quicken the process of coffee preparation, in 1901, Sarturi Katu, a Japanese chemist living in Chicago, invented ‘Instant Coffee’, which has become a popular drink all over the world.

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Coffee, Coffee Bean, Coffee Black, Coffee Cup, Coffee Filter, Coffee Machine, Coffee Maker, Coffee Shop, Coffeemaker

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author avatar Delicia Powers
3rd Jun 2011 (#)

I enjoyed this history, thanks jayababy!

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author avatar jayababy
4th Jun 2011 (#)

Thank u Delicia!

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author avatar Lila Bangsawan
4th Jun 2011 (#)

My husband is a coffee holic. Without it, he can't think or work. Thanks for your writing.

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author avatar jayababy
4th Jun 2011 (#)

Thx Lila for responding.

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author avatar Songbird B
5th Jun 2011 (#)

Thanks for some interesting history on Coffee, Jayababy! I learn something new everyday on Wikinut! Lovely share my friend.

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author avatar Ramalingam
8th Jul 2012 (#)

Very interesting history of coffee and the instant coffee.It is amazing that Brazil just by providence came to know about coffee and then went on to become No.1 country in coffee production.Thanks for sharing and interesting article.

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