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The Origin of Coffee

Coffee brewing history

Coffee makers have a long and varied history. The first coffee machine was invented near Düsseldorf in the early 19th century by German inventor Franz Xaver. Dubbed a “Dripolator,” the machine works by dripping hot water onto ground coffee beans. The coffee is then collected in the pot below.

The history of coffee includes another major debate, such as how and where the coffee beans are prepared; another instance of passion for coffee. This intellectual debate is perfect for a drink known for inciting provocative ideas. The history of coffeehouses as venues for the free exchange of ideas and political dialogue in the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century is well documented.

What is Coffee Made Of?

Coffee, a beverage brewed from the roasted and ground seeds of the tropical evergreen coffee plant native to Africa. Coffee is one of the three most popular beverages in the world (after water and tea) and one of the most lucrative international commodities. While coffee is the basis of countless beverages, its popularity is largely due to the refreshing effect produced by caffeine, an alkaloid found in coffee.

Coffee Cultivation

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Coffee production, the cultivation of coffee plants, is mostly carried out in large commercial enterprises. The two main types of coffee plants (Coffea arabica and C. canephora; Rubiaceae) are tropical evergreen shrubs or small trees native to Africa. They are grown for the seeds or beans that are roasted, ground and sold for brewing coffee. This article describes the cultivation of coffee trees and the harvesting and processing of coffee beans. For drinks, see Coffee. See also coffee roasting; history of coffee.

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