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Know the Origin! The first drink commercialized and consumed after water in the whole world.

Updated: Jan 10, 2022



If we have something clear, it is that the origin of the coexistence of coffee with humans has its origin in Ethiopia, Africa. More specifically in northern Ethiopia, formerly Abyssinia, in the so-called eastern zone of tropical Africa. The coffee tree is probably native to Ethiopia's Kaffa province, but the issue is not fully resolved. In the high forests of southwestern Ethiopia, at an altitude of 1,300 to 2,000 meters, the coffee tree is a 10 to 12-meter shrub that grows naturally as native vegetation.


HOW DOES COFFEE GET TO AMERICA?


The first seeds were planted in Colombia in 1732, in an initiative of the Spanish Jesuit missionaries that would give rise to one of the great producers of quality coffee in the world.

The rest of South American countries were not left out of the benefits of this new crop that was spreading through these areas throughout the 18th century where coffee is produced for commercial purposes in Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru and Bolivia, etc.


WHAT HAPPENS TO COFFEE GROWING IN ASIA?


The Europeans, specifically the Dutch, who began to grow coffee in Malabar, India, and in 1699 brought some to Batavia, and Java, in what is now Indonesia.

A few years later, the Dutch colonies had become the main source of coffee supply to Europe.



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