Nothing quite like coffee:
There is probably nothing that is more refreshing than a cup of coffee. And unlike tea and other hot beverages, coffee is one beverage that can be consumed in any part of the day or night. The after taste of coffee is also something that most people relish and believe me I have never ever craved an after mint after my daily cup of coffee which is occasionally swap for tea among other things.
Where does it actually come from?
Amidst sips of that lovely brew, if you have ever thought where this wonderful drink actually came from, here is a brief history of how coffee beans were accidentally discovered and then travelled the whole world to become one of the most favorite drinks of people from all walks of life.
Knowing the source from where your coffee comes is quite important especially when looking for wholesale coffee. Historians believe that the first time that coffee beans were processed in order to make coffee chicory was way back in the tenth century. Coffee is believed to have grown wild in Ethiopia. However, coffee plantations were known to exist only five centuries later in a place called Yemen which has the most suitable soil and climate to grow coffee in the whole world. It is definitely not a wonder then that coffee sourced from Yemen fetches very high prices in the international market and is much sought after.
When merchants travelling around the cape of good hope into the eastern world stopped by they took the coffee plant along with them and it is then that this plant has spread to places like south Asia especially India, Persia, and other parts of the world. Europe and America are believed to have had flourishing coffee plantations in their colonies and they used to also enslave workers from their colonies to work for free there.