Interesting things about coffee history

Day post: 27-06-2016
Billions of cups of coffee are consumed around the world every day, but a few people know about the stories surrounding this legendary drink.

1. Legend has it that, more than a thousand years ago, a monk is wandering through a pasture of Ethiopia, suddenly saw a shepherd are holding a red fruit that twinkling under the sunlight. The shepherd said thanks to these fruits, his sheep could go for many miles, through many valleys
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2.  And the oldest written reference to coffee culture was written in 575 in Yemen, but only in the 15th century, coffee just begin to conquer the world.
3. In the 15th century, people in southern Arabia had become coffee-growing experts, and until 300 years later, it was still the only place in the world where coffee was grown and traded.
4. The Arabs have a strict policy of not exporting coffee beans that are likely to sprout. Therefore, coffee is not grown anywhere else.
5. Through the 15th century, in the city of Mecca, in Cairo and in other centers of the Islamic world, the sale of coffee also increased rapidly. The most widely known coffee name in Arabic right now is "Qahwa" - Arabia wine. '
6. In the seventeenth century, famous merchants in Venice brought coffee to Europe for the first time. Venice is also the first Western European city in which people drank coffee.
7. In the second half of the seventeenth century, the first coffee shop appeared at seaports and replicated throughout Europe. The coffee shop gradually became the center of public life at the time.
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8. Many famous landmarks today associated with old coffee shop that you may not know. The world's largest insurance market, Lloyd's, in London also started its life from Lloyd's cafe in 1688 in the UK. The famous Wall financial finance also associates its history with American coffee shop.

9. By the end of the seventeenth century, the first coffee shop appeared in North America.
10. In the eighteenth century, the first coffee was grown in the Americas. And so far South America is the most important supplier of coffee in the world.
11. The Dutch are considered to be the greatest contributors to the coffee development and replication.
12.  Sebastiane Bach - The great composer Johann composed the Coffee Cantata to honor this drink.
13. Today, Brazil is the largest coffee producing country in the world and this country has more than 250 years of coffee history. Coffee is one of the busiest traded items in the world, behind only oil.
14. Up to now, the amount of coffee consumed over 100 million bags annually and the average consumption per capital of 12 kg / year. Coffee is a drink that has conquered the world. Research on coffee culture, health and coffee, or any related research, can be of international significance.