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When Coffee Was Invented: A Journey Through Time

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Ah, coffee! It's more than just a beverage; it’s a daily ritual for millions, a source of inspiration, and a companion through the thick and thin of life. Today, we’re excited to share the incredible journey of coffee, from its humble origins to becoming the global powerhouse it is now.

The Discovery of Coffee

Legend has it that coffee was discovered by a goat herder named Kaldi in Ethiopia. He noticed his goats became unusually energetic after eating red berries from a certain tree. Curious, Kaldi tried the berries himself and felt a newfound zest. Monks at a nearby monastery took this discovery further, brewing the first coffee to keep awake during long hours of prayer.

Coffee's Journey to the Arabian Peninsula

From Ethiopia, coffee found its way across the Red Sea to Yemen, where it truly began to shape cultures. Yemen’s port city of Mocha became a pivotal coffee trading center. It was in Yemen that coffee beans were first roasted and brewed in a manner similar to how we prepare it today. This process transformed coffee into a spiritual and social elixir.

The Spread to Europe and Beyond

European traders got their first taste of coffee in the 17th century, and it quickly became a sought-after commodity. Coffee houses sprang up across Venice, London, and Paris, becoming hubs of social activity and intellectual discussion. Despite initial skepticism and fear surrounding this "exotic" drink, coffee steadily won acceptance.

Coffee in the New World

Coffee’s voyage continued across the Atlantic, deeply embedding itself in the fabric of the New World. It played a significant role in the colonial economies of South America, particularly in Brazil, which remains one of the largest coffee producers globally.

Modern Day Coffee Culture

Fast forward to today, and coffee culture has evolved into an art form of its own. The rise of specialty coffee and third-wave coffee movements emphasize quality, origin, and artisanal methods of brewing. Coffee is no longer just a morning pick-me-up but a symbol of community and craft.

A Taste of History with Aerial Resupply Coffee

As we celebrate coffee’s rich history, we at Aerial Resupply Coffee are proud to offer blends that honor the heritage of this incredible beverage. Our Fire Watch Colombian Medium Roast is a perfect example, capturing the essence and tradition of coffee with every sip. Sourced from the lush landscapes of Colombia, this roast offers a smooth, delightful experience that echoes the historical depth of coffee.

Brewing this coffee isn't just about enjoying a cup; it's about experiencing a piece of history. Whether you're starting your morning or needing an afternoon pick-me-up, let each cup remind you of the journey coffee has taken to reach your mug.


From Kaldi’s dancing goats to the cozy corners of urban coffee shops, coffee’s history is as rich and diverse as its flavors. At Aerial Resupply Coffee, we cherish its vibrant history and celebrate the joy it brings into our lives each day. Here’s to many more mornings filled with good coffee and great stories!


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