Coffee is a beverage made from the grained of roasted coffee beans. Coffee beans are a major source of energy and caffeine, as a cup of coffee contains about 120 milligram of caffeine. But who was the first to discover that power of the coffee beans, where and how are questions that a lot of people don’t know their answers.
The first discovery of the coffee beans was by accident, when a goat shepherd noticed that some of his goats had an unprecedented energy after eating the coffee cherries that contained the coffee beans. He tried them by himself and found it really energetic. This story happened in the 9th or the 10th century in the Ethiopian lands.
The monks used it to help them keep awake for their long hours of prayers. They dried the green coffee beans to be able to transfer it to their monasteries, there they would soak in water to use it. Later it was transferred to Egypt and Yemen.
Till the 16th century, the coffee beans was eaten in its natural form. Then it was transferred to Turkey were the coffee beans were roasted and grained for the first time. Then the grained coffee spread to all Europe, were first it was forbidden by the church, then the pope blessed the drinking.
In the beginnings of the 18 century coffee was transferred to the American colonists, were the Brazalian coffee product reached about 90% of the world coffee production in the beginning of the 20th century.
In the year 1822 the first espresso machine was invented in France.
In the year 1865, the first coffee percolator was invented by James Mason.
In the year 1900, the Hills Brothers started packing coffee in tins.
In the year 1901, The first instant coffee was invented by Satori Kato, the Japanese American chemist in Chicago.
In the year 1903, a German researcher reached the way to remove caffeine from the coffee beans without effecting the flavor.
In the year 1946, the modern high pressure espresso machine was invented by Gaggia.