The Long History of Espresso, Americano, and Latte in a Cup

According to legend, the Ethiopian shepherd Kaldim introduced the properties of coffee to humanity in the 9th century. He noticed that his goats began galloping along the hills after eating the leaves of a wild-growing coffee tree. The shepherd told the abbot of the local monastery about this unique plant, and he tried the leaves and[…]

A History of Coffee from the 15th Century

The earliest substantiated evidence of either coffee drinking or knowledge of the coffee tree is from the early 15th century, in the Sufi monasteries of Yemen. Introduction The history of coffee dates back to the 15th century, and possibly earlier with a number of reports and legends surrounding its first use. The native (undomesticated) origin of coffee is thought to[…]