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history of coffee

A legend attributes the discovery of coffee to an Ethiopian herder named Kaldi (around 300 BC).
He observed that his flock was very active when the animals ate certain red berries ;
so he decided to try them and discovered the energetic effect of the coffee berries . Gradually the custom of using the coffee berries as food energy spread and people learned that you could prepare a tasty drink by first boiling and then fermented berries .
From Ethiopia the use of coffee spread to neighboring areas , when the first coffee plantation was built in Yemen. Later the cultivation spread to Arabia and Egypt , where coffee to drink (called "Kahweh") soon became a daily habit .
The coffee became popular in Europe only since the 17th century and its popularity grew very quickly. At the beginning of 1600 "coffee houses" began to rise a little everywhere, but especially in Italy, France , Great Britain, Holland and Germany. The first machine to make coffee at home was invented in Naples in 1691 : it was the famous Neapolitan coffee maker . People would use that tool metal, clean water and 4.5 grams of finely roasted coffee to prepare three or four cups of coffee at once and drink it at home in Italy soon became a ritual round off your meal with a cup of aromatic coffee. In everyday life, at work or at play, we always find the time to give us this great little pleasure. There is a coffee?