History and Culture of Coffee  

Coffee is enjoyed worldwide, with approximately 2.25 billion cups consumed daily. 

The origins of coffee trace back to Ethiopia in the 9th century, discovered by a goat herder named Kaldi.

Arabs pioneered the roasting and brewing methods, and coffee gained popularity among Muslims as a substitute for alcohol. 

The term "coffee" comes from the Arabic word "qahwah," initially meaning "wine" or "a drink made from berries."

Coffee reached Europe in the 16th century, initially accessible to the wealthy, but later became more widely available through Dutch and British colonies. 

Coffee houses in Europe played a crucial role in socializing and discussing ideas during the Enlightenment. 

Coffee became a symbol of independence in America during the Revolution, replacing British tea. 

Coffee is diverse, with different flavors influenced by bean types, origins, processing methods, and brewing techniques.

Each culture has its unique way of enjoying coffee, from traditional Ethiopian ceremonies to the love of espresso in Italy.

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