In Constantinople ends the Middle Ages and begins a New Era, made of coffee and storytellers.
01 August 2016

history and legends of coffee

In Constantinople ends the Middle Ages and begins a New Era, made of coffee and storytellers.

1453 is the year that saw the fall, after 1058 long years, of the Eastern Roman Empire: after a siege of only two months, the Sultan Mohammed II driving the Turkish Ottomans managed to break the most impenetrable circle of walls of Europe. For some historians in the spring of 1453 the modern era began and the Middle Ages ended: for the history of coffee enthusiasts this date is the date of ...
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Rhazes and the therapeutic use of coffee in Ancient Persia


16 June 2016
Rhazes and the therapeutic use of coffee in Ancient Persia
The true origin of coffee drinking is probably hidden among the mysteries, legend and fable of the purple East, but scholars have collected sufficient proves that the beverage was known in Ethiopia...
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history and legends of coffee

Arabs and coffee: from legend to history, from history to cup!


27 May 2016
Arabs and coffee: from legend to history, from history to cup!
Ethiopia and the Arabian Peninsula, far away but close enough to be reached by boat: across the Aden Gulf was raging the debate between supporters of the Ethiopian shepherd Kaldi legend and those of ...
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history and legends of coffee

the legend of Omar who, in Mocha, started keeping awake Dervishes using coffee


12 May 2016
the legend of Omar who, in Mocha, started keeping awake Dervishes using coffee
The coffee we call Mocha (also spelled Moka, Moca, or Mocca) today is grown as it has been for hundreds of years in the mountains of Yemen. There is a story, according to an ancient ...
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The legend of Kaldi and of the Jumping Goats


30 March 2016
The legend of Kaldi and of the Jumping Goats
Once upon a time, in a sunny day of the 9th century, there was an Ethiopian goatherd, named Kaldi, who observed his “irreproachable” goats start having a very strange behaviour, with no apparent ...
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