April 05, 2022

History Facts of Coffee Part 1

By Philippe Jolicoeur
History Facts of Coffee Part 1

We explored earlier the history of instant coffee, we will now look at some history facts of coffee in general.Though coffee is now enjoyed the world over, it wasn't always so popular. It seems that coffee just needed a little time to find its footing. Modern science has now told us that coffee is one of the most complex beverages in the world and it packs a punch when it comes to antioxidants. Who knew that humble little bean could have such an important history? Explore the origins of coffee and how this energizing drink spread throughout the world.

 Do you like coffee? How about history? We sure do. This is why we named our coffee 1936 in honor of the year it was invented during the Spanish civil war Today we're going to discuss a bit of the history of coffee. We'll explore how this popular drink came to be, and we'll take a look at some of the interesting things that have happened along the way. Coffee might be one of the most popular drinks in the world, but its history is anything but boring. In fact, coffee dates back to 800 A.D., and it's been a part of cultures all over the globe ever since So sit back, relax, and enjoy learning about one of humanity's favorite beverages!

 Some believe that goats may be responsible for its discovery! According to one legend, herdsmen in Ethiopia were watching their goats frolic about when they noticed the animals getting excited after eating the coffee berries. The herders then tasted the berries themselves and found that they had a similar effect on them. Thus, coffee was born! Whether or not this story is true, we can all agree that coffee is definitely an addiction worth having and that Ethiopian coffee is delicious ! 

 Coffee has always been a popular drink, but it wasn't until the Age of Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution that it truly exploded in popularity. Historians believe that coffee was responsible for driving these two periods of great change, and now science is finally starting to understand why. Turns out, caffeine is a powerful stimulant that can increase alertness and creativity , something that was in high demand during the Enlightenment era. And as more and more people started drinking coffee, businesses began to spring up all over Europe and America, fueling the Industrial Revolution. So next time you take a sip of your favorite brew, think about all the amazing things it's helped to achieve!

 In 1674, women in London launched a propaganda campaign against coffee, claiming that the drink made them "foul and loathsome in their sight and smell". While we now know that coffee is packed with antioxidants and has numerous health benefits, it's interesting to look back at this early example of scare tactics being used to sway public opinion. Who knows ,maybe if these women had won the day, we'd all be drinking tea instead! =)

 It's hard to believe now, but once upon a time coffee wasn't America's favorite drink. In fact, tea was the preferred beverage of choice for most early Americans. But all that changed in 1773 when colonists in Boston staged the famous Boston Tea Party. Determined to stand up against British taxes, they threw 342 crates of tea into the harbor. This act not only helped spark the American Revolution, but it also led to a surge in popularity for coffee. And the rest, as they say, is history!

Coffee has a long and rich history, dating back to the 15th century. It’s been enjoyed by people all over the world for centuries, and its popularity shows no signs of waning. Whether you drink coffee every day or only enjoy it on special occasions, we hope you’ve learned something new about this beloved beverage. Thanks for following along with us on our coffee journey!

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