Over 2 billion doses of coffee are made every day in the world, with some bars in Italy setting records of over 4,000 doses of coffee per day.
Legend has it that in the 9th century, a young Abyssinian shepherd noticed that the goats he was caring for became unusually energetic after eating the fruits of some plant he did not know. He tried it out of curiosity and the effect was amazing, he felt lively and energetic throughout the day. Gradually, this drink has spread around the world.
This is further proof that it is good to trust animals that have kept their connection with nature and take advantage of their instincts. The word “coffee” has an Arabic origin and means “power, energy” or the other theory is that it comes from the Arabic word for wine – “kahwa” or it is wine from the coffee bean. On the question of the homeland of coffee, however, all there are still disputes. According to some sources, it is the Kaffa region of South-West Ethiopia, and according to others, Yemen.
Coffee is a fruit that resembles the cherry, and for this reason it is called “coffee cherry”, the color of the plant closely resembles the aroma and appearance of jasmine. There are two main methods of coffee processing – wet and dry. After that, an important part takes place – the fermentation of the coffee. It is important because it contributes to the aroma of the coffee. The next stage is the drying, which is best done in the sun. Coffee roasting is a whole science, with different bakers having and applying different methods and secrets.
The most expensive coffee in the world “Kopi Luwak” literally translated from Indonesian means “Coffee from Asian Palm Civet”. And it is the civet, a predatory mammal similar to a raccoon, that makes this coffee so special. The civet feeds on different types of coffee beans – Arabica, Robusta, Liberica, which lure it with their fruit shell. Once ingested, the grains spend about a day and a half in the animal’s stomach, where only part of their outer shell breaks down. Their insides remain whole, with an unchanged shape, and are expelled from the civet’s digestive tract naturally.
There are many benefits of coffee: “They have a very good effect on brain functions – we are much more focused, concentrated, it has a very good effect on memory. Research shows that daily coffee consumption can reduce or prevent the development of Type B diabetes, Parkinson’s, dementia.