THE HISTORY OF COFFEE
Coffee Sprouts all around the planet every day. As your day Sprouts coffee comes to mind, so much so that in USA alone over 32billion each year is spent by consumers purchasing their daily coffee. Average person purchases 3 cups a day. Serving Farm Fresh Organic Coffee, not older than 20 Days from Roasting is our mission. Coffee is culture, with great history among all cultures. In the Ethiopian highlands, where the legend of Kaldi, the goatherd, originated, coffee trees grow today as they have for centuries. Though we will never know with certainty, there probably is some truth to the Kaldi legend.
It is said that he discovered coffee after noticing that his goats, upon eating berries from a certain tree, became so spirited that they did not want to sleep at night.
Kaldi dutifully reported his findings to the abbot of the local monastery who made a drink with the berries and discovered that it kept him alert for the long hours of evening prayer. Soon the abbot had shared his discovery with the other monks at the monastery, and ever so slowly knowledge of the energizing effects of the berries began to spread. As word moved east and coffee reached the Arabian peninsula, it began a journey which would spread its reputation across the globe.
Today coffee is grown in a multitude of countries around the world. Whether it is Asia or Africa, Central or South America, the islands of the Caribbean or Pacific, all can trace their heritage to the trees in the ancient coffee forests on the Ethiopian plateau.
THE VALUE OF COFFEE
By any name, in any language, or at any time of day, coffee is a popular beverage. Aside from its great taste and the endless ways one can enjoy a cup of coffee, coffee is also a great value. Did you know that, on average, you pay less than a dime for each cup of coffee you prepare at home?
Here is something else you may not know about coffee – before being roasted, coffee beans are green. Unroasted coffee—known in the industry as green coffee —is sold as a commodity on the world market. The cost of coffee is, therefore, affected by anything that alters the worldwide supply, such as drastic weather conditions like freezing temperatures or drought. But even with occasional price increases, coffee is still inexpensive, especially compared to the cost of other beverages.