Where was coffee first discovered?

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asked Apr 28 in Other-Food Drink by Kingcarter240 (1,140 points)
Where was coffee first discovered?

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answered Apr 28 by greenyglute (2,180 points)
Coffee was first discovered in the Ethiopian Plateau.

Coffee grown worldwide can trace its heritage back centuries to the ancient coffee forests on the Ethiopian plateau.

And it was there that legend says the goat herder Kaldi first discovered the potential of these beloved.

Baba Budan is the one who discovered coffee in India.

Coffee first came to India well before the East India company, through an India Sufi saint named "Baba Budan".

The first record of coffee growing in India is following the introduction of coffee beans from Yemen by Baba Budan to the hills of Chikmagalur, Karnataka in the year of 1670.

Coffee was originally used for medicine as well as for aiding in concentration in the 16th century.

Besides petroleum coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world.

Coffee is mentioned in the bible.

There are a number of references to coffee in both the Old and New Testaments.

In the Old Testament, the verses Isaiah 51 and 52 exalt the reader to "Awake!

That is, coffee is seen here as the means of grace for accomplishing His divine will.

The coffee plant was discovered in Ethiopia in the 11th Century.

The coffee plant has a white blossom that smells like jasmine and a red, cherry-like fruit.

Back then in the 11th century, the leaves of the so-called "magical fruit" known as the coffee plant were boiled in water and the resulting concoction was thought to have medicinal properties.

Coffee grown worldwide can trace its heritage back centuries to the ancient coffee forests on the Ethiopian plateau.

Coffee is a brewed drink that is prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds of berries from certain Coffea species.

When coffee berries turn from green to bright red in color indicating ripeness the coffee beans are picked, processed, and dried.

Dried coffee seeds are roasted to varying degrees, depending on the desired flavor.

Coffee has several health benefits which include.

Lower risk of Parkinson's Disease.

Protection from Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia.

Lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes.

Improves Heart Health and lowers risk of heart disease.

Helps you burn fat.

Improves your physical performance.

And improves your energy levels and can make you smarter.

Drinking coffee can also help keep you awake and alert and that is one reason drinking coffee before bed is bad as it can cause you to stay awake and keep you from sleeping.

However for some people they fall asleep faster after drinking coffee but everyone is different.

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