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So you thought you knew...

Updated: Jan 19


...where coffee came from. Juan Valdez told us Colombia, and sure, most of us have had coffee from other parts of Latin America, BUT where did that first glorious berry rear its head? When the 16th century European botanist Linnaeus was categorizing the "newly discovered" flora, coffee was being grown on the terraces of the southern Arabian peninsula and the tree was seemingly appropriately designated as "Coffea arabica". However, by the mid twentieth century, historians came to agree that the botanical home of coffee is actually the high forests of central Ethiopia. Surprised? Well, stay tuned for more fascinating facts!


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