When was coffee first discovered?
Coffee was first discovered growing wild in Ethiopia over 1,000 years ago.
The Ethiopia Sidamo we sell today is a close relative to those early trees. At first, coffee cherries were both eaten with animal fat as food and fermented into a wine. Over time, people learned to roast, grind, brew and drink the coffee bean inside the cherry. Once coffee was enjoyed as a beverage, traders spread its cultivation and use around the world.
Where does coffee come from today?
Coffee is grown in countries near the equator which have tropical climates. Our coffees come from the following locations:
- South America (Colombia, Peru, Bolivia)
- Central America (Guatemala, Nicaragua)
- Indonesia (East Timor, Sumatra)
- Africa (Rwanda, Ethiopia)
- Carribean (Dominican Republic)
- North America (Mexico)