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Coffee Expedition



Coffee Expedition

Coffee Expedition

Coffee drinking was so popular, which almost certainly began in the Middle East, where it was discovered for its flavorful and aromatic characteristic, made only from coffee beans and water.

Up to the 10th century, in fact, men used coffee as foodstuff in the region where the plants grew wild. Initially they probably ate only the thin layer of the sweet pulp that surrounded the seeds or beans, until the "magic" stimulant properties of the beans were discovered.

Coffee began to get more attention when the Arabs began cultivating it in their peninsulas around eleven hundred AD. It is speculated that trade ships brought the coffee their way. The Arabs started making a drink that became quite popular called gahwa – meaning to prevent sleep.

Around the 14th century, the roasting of the bean began to take place. The mystical aromas and the pleasing flavors were surrounding the atmosphere in every house around the Middle East.

It was a sign of hospitality and goodwill to offer the visitor on his arrival, a cup of coffee and soon began to be the beverage that was consumed around the clock.