𝑼𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝟏𝟎 𝒅𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒔 π„π­π‘π’π¨π©π’πšπ§ 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐝 π‘Ήπ’†π’—π’Šπ’†π’˜ 🎊🎊 𝐌𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐫 π‚π¨πŸπŸπžπž

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allfoodies_namaste πŸŽŠπŸŽŠπ‘Όπ’π’…π’†π’“ 𝟏𝟎 𝒅𝒐𝒍𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒔 π„π­π‘π’π¨π©π’πšπ§ 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐝 π‘Ήπ’†π’—π’Šπ’†π’˜ 🎊🎊 𝐌𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐫 π‚π¨πŸπŸπžπž β˜•πŸ€—Namaste Foodies πŸ™πŸ‘‰I have never been to Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee.Β Experiencing the Ethiopian coffee & breakfast meals ofΒ Mofer CoffeeΒ brought me there.Β Every cup of coffee is prepared fresh in front of their customers.Β I usually like to add extra milk in coffee. TeamΒ Mofer CoffeeΒ advised me to taste the black coffee prepared, with the best single origin premium Ethiopian coffee beans. I assumed it would taste bitter or awful. After trying a small sip of the black coffee, my coffee taste preferences changed forever. I experienced the rich flavour & authenticity of...

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The Birthplace of Coffee

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Β Β  The coffee berries prove hard to spot amid the forest’s thick green shrubbery, especially those that haven’t ripened. But a coffee tree in full bloom leaves little doubt, its red berries glinting in a shaft of sunlight penetrating the canopy. I feel I’ve found what I came searching for. And there’s an added frisson to seeingΒ theseΒ particular coffee trees β€” for they grow in the forests around Bonga, the very birthplace of Arabica coffee. Despite its unique coffee heritage, Bonga, a town hidden away deep in southwestern Ethiopia, is not a name encountered often. I’d certainly never heard of it,...

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The Birthplace of Coffee

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Β Β  The coffee berries prove hard to spot amid the forest’s thick green shrubbery, especially those that haven’t ripened. But a coffee tree in full bloom leaves little doubt, its red berries glinting in a shaft of sunlight penetrating the canopy. I feel I’ve found what I came searching for. And there’s an added frisson to seeingΒ theseΒ particular coffee trees β€” for they grow in the forests around Bonga, the very birthplace of Arabica coffee. Despite its unique coffee heritage, Bonga, a town hidden away deep in southwestern Ethiopia, is not a name encountered often. I’d certainly never heard of it,...

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Ethiopia: The Origin of Coffee

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Adapted from Selamta, The In-Flight Magazine of Ethiopian Airlines Edited By Professor Nkiru Nzegwu Abyssinia, now Ethiopia, is the original home of the coffee (arabica) plant. Kaffa, the province in the south-western highlands where they first blossomed, gave its name to coffee. The formal cultivation and use of coffee as a beverage began early in the 9th century. Prior to that, coffee trees grew wild in the forests of Kaffa, and may in the region were familiar with the berries and the drink. According to Ethiopia’s ancient history, an Abyssinian goatherd, Kaldi, who lived around AD 850, discovered coffee. He...

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THE DISCOVERY OF COFFEE: THE LEGEND OF KALDI

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Ever wondered how coffee was discovered? Β  TheΒ origins of coffeeΒ are still shrouded in mystery, but there a fewΒ legendsΒ around about theΒ discovery of coffee. The most popular is the legend ofΒ Kaldi the goatherd, reported by William H. Ukers in his bookΒ All About Coffee. The story goes something like this: Once upon a time inΒ EthiopiaΒ there was aΒ shepherdΒ namedΒ Kaldi. One day he noticed his (usually β€œirreproachable”) goats were behaving very strangely. They were prancing and dancing around full of energy and delight. Even his very dignified buck had abandoned his solemn stance to leap about like a kid. β€œWhat’s going on?” he wondered and, upon...

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Where do Coffees Grow in Ethiopia and what makes it world’s best Coffee?

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Ethiopia produces some of the most unique and fascinating coffees in the world. The rule of thumb is the higher the coffee is grown the harder the bean, the better the flavour. The slow maturation of high grown coffee gives the tree more time to pull all of that rich yumminess out of the soil and often its shade grown and organically cultivated. When coffee is grown in the shade of native trees; tropical tree shade the delicate coffee plants from the hot afternoon sun, they provide refuge for many delightful birds that happily eat the critters (bugs) that damage...

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