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Timeline: Coffee History

850: First known discover of coffee cherries; Legends tell us that members of the Galla tribe in Ethiopia notice that they got an energy boost when they ate certain berries. They would ground up the berries and mix them with … Continue reading

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History of Coffee in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee. In the tenth century, Ethiopian nomadic mountain people may have been the first to recognize coffee’s stimulating effects, although they ate the red cherries directly, not consuming it as a beverage.  Coffee was spread … Continue reading

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