The known history of coffee starts in 10th Century Ethiopia

According to the web, coffee is first known to have surfaced in Ethiopia in the 10th century.  The first “substantial” drinking of coffee begins in 15th century Yemen monasteries, and by the 16th century it spread to the Middle East and North Africa.  From there, it spread.  The first coffee plants were brought to the Americas (Martinique in the Caribbean) in 1720, and within 50 years coffee trees were flourishing.  By 1788, half the world’s coffee came from (French controlled) Haiti; the Haiti revolution ended Haiti’s dominance in the coffee market (note: okay by me, since it was slaves farming the coffee).

Source: Wikipedia…

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The known history of coffee starts in 10th Century Ethiopia

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