The day starts with coffee …
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All too often, we look to coffee as that hot drink that wakes us up in the morning, and gets us through the afternoon. Few stop to think about where it comes from.
Coffee originates from Ethiopia and Yemen. For centuries, Arabia controlled the trade of coffee. They would only sell it roasted or else treated in water so that it wasn’t fertile and couldn’t be planted elsewhere. Coffee was largely made available to the world through the Mokha Port in Yemen. Rumor has it that a pilgrim from Mecca and a Dutch importer separately smuggled raw coffee beans to India and Amsterdam respectively, and Arabia could not stop experimental growing in regions around the world. In the 17th century, it found its way to Europe and led to the popularity of coffee houses. The drink was advertised as a way to sharpen the senses, rather than dull them like alcohol does. This appealed to the studious, and coffee houses became meeting places for academics and the educated of all types.
Coffee did not successfully grow just anywhere that farmers tried to plant it, but today, Coffee grows in around eighty countries in South and Central America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia whose climate meets growing requirements Today, it is the world’s second most traded commodity after oil! Oil and coffee are the world’s two most traded commodities, one fuels our technology, the other fuels our people.