World’s Best History of Coffee

World’s Best Coffee History

A Timeline of Coffee from Ancient Times To the Present Day

Welcome to the world’s most comprehensive Coffee History!

Included are details about all aspects of coffee history from the origins of the coffee plant and first human consumption of coffee to the present day with coffee being the second most traded commodity in the world and the continued rise of the specialty coffee market.

History of Coffee Timeline

This Coffee Timeline takes you through all of the milestones along the way in all the different aspects of coffee history including the evolution of coffee makers and espresso machines like the moka pot, and the inventions and innovations in decaffeinated coffee, instant coffee, coffee grinders, coffee roasters, home roasting, coffee brewing, espresso brewing, and coffee companies as well as important coffee legislation.

Stories of Intrigue, Romance, and Religion

The story of how coffee was first discovered and then spread to all of the major countries on Earth is a fascinating tale that includes romance, politics, religion, intrigue, heroics, deceit, greed, and innovation.

From a goat herder nibbling the coffee berries in ancient times in the mountains of Ethiopia to 400 billion cups of coffee being consumed each day all over the world!

The story of coffee includes many twists and turns – green coffee was smuggled across the ocean, presented to kings, carried along the ancient spice routes on the land and sea, banned by governments and clergies.

Dangerous Liaisons in the Name of Coffee

The plant that started Brazil’s coffee empire was hidden a bouquet of flowers that was a parting gift from the Guiana governor’s wife after her illicit liaison with a Brazilian lieutenant on a mission to resolve a border dispute…and acquire coffee!

Today only oil is a more valuable commodity overall on the world markets as a foreign exchange product between countries, and traded as a commodity on major futures and commodity exchanges including in New York and London.

Coffee is also responsible for hundreds of millions of jobs from the coffee farming and coffee processing to the coffee trading, transportation and coffee marketing.

Many country’s economies are dependent primarily upon coffee, and about seventy countries – all between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer – now grow coffee commercially. The coffee industry overall generates about $60 billion annually.

Coffee – The Humble Beverage

Yet coffee remains just a humble beverage brewed from a simple bean, a seed really, found at the center of a small berry that grows on a medium-sized bush/tree and blooms once each year producing an annual crop. After harvesting the berries they are processed, dried, roasted, ground and then brewed into coffee or espresso.

Cared for properly from soil to sip the bean reveals a wonderful array of tastes and aromas, each region producing different nuances and origin flavors, and just the right roast enhancing and bringing out the finest qualities of the coffee beans.

The History of Coffee – A Journey Through Time

Enjoy this comprehensive coffee history that will take you on a journey through time to understand all of the many eventful episodes in the fascinating history of coffee.

Also included are historic coffee quotes and information about early coffee houses, and some of these historic coffee houses are still in existence today.

To begin see Coffee History / How Coffee was discovered

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