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the western coffee culture

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the western coffee culture

March 24, 2010

    Part 1. History of Coffee …………………………………………………………1 Part 2. Legends of Coffee …………………………………………………………1 Part 3. Types of Coffee

    1. Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee …………………………………………2

    . Café Mocha ………………………………………………………………2 2

    3. Cappuccino ………………………………………………………………3

History of coffee

    Coffee can date back to at least the 9th century. It has been believed that Ethiopian ancestors of today's Oromo people were the first to discover and recognize the energizing effect of the coffee bean plant. 700-1000 Coffee was first known by the Arabs as an energy drink. The spread of coffee was started simultaneously with the spread of Islam.

     1400, the coffee and coffee shops spread rapidly in the Arabian peninsula, especially Mecca and Medina.

     Coffee was introduced in 1453 in Constantinople by the Turks. Coffee shop which was first recorded there, named Kiva Han, which opened in 1475. 1616 coffee was brought from Mocha Coffee (Yemen) to the Netherlands. The Dutch began importing and growing coffee in places like Java and Ceylon. 1645 the first coffee shop opened in Venice, Italy. The British East India Trading Company popularized coffee in England.1668 Coffees began to be known in North America. Today coffee is one of the most popular beverages worldwide.

     My partner Ricky will tell us the legend about coffee

Legends of coffee

     There are two legends about coffee.

    According to Ethiopian and Coffee lore a young goat herder named Kaldi discovered coffee while tending to his goats. Kaldi noticed that when his goats ate the berries of a nearby shrub they became very animated and could not sleep at night. Kaldi told the local monk about what he had discovered, and the monk then brewed a concoction of the berries for himself. The monk noticed that he was more alert during his evening prayers, and he told the other monks in the monastery.

    Another legend is about the Arabian name mocha for coffee. An Arabian named Omar was

    banished to the desert with his followers to die of starvation. In desperation, Omar had his friends boil and eat the fruit from an unknown plant. Not only did the broth save the exiles, but their survival was taken as a religious sign by the residents of the nearest town, Mocha. The plant and its beverage were then named Mocha to honor this event.

    Just now, you listened to the history and legends of coffee. Then, you can get more information about types of coffee.

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Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

    Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee or Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee is a classification of coffee grown in the Blue Mountains of Jamaica. Many connoisseurs agree that Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee is one of the world’s best. An exquisite balance of aroma, body and acidity is the medley

    which makes Blue Mountain Coffee very special. However, it is the mellow sweet aftertaste that separates this unique brand from all others.

     Over the last several decades, this coffee has developed a reputation that has made it one of the most expensive and sought-after coffees in the world; over 80% of all Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is exported to Japan. In addition to its use for brewed coffee, the beans are the flavor base of Tia Maria coffee liqueur.

    Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee is a globally protected certification mark, meaning only coffee certified by the Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica can be labeled as such. It comes from a recognized growing region in the Blue Mountain region of Jamaica, and its cultivation is monitored by the Coffee Industry Board of Jamaica.

    The Blue Mountains are generally located between Kingston to the south and Port Antonio to the north. Rising to 2,300 metres (7,500 ft), they are some of the highest mountains in the Caribbean. The climate of the region is cool and misty with high rainfall. The soil is rich, with excellent drainage. This combination of climate and soil is considered ideal for coffee.

Café Mocha

    Some people said "Blue is the king of coffee Mocha is queen". My teammates have introduced the Blue Mountain for us just now, and then I will introduce you the queen of coffee. Mocha coffee is variation of Café Latté. Café Mocha means chocolate coffee. It is derive from Red Sea coastal town of Mocha, Yemen. Yemen Mocha coffee is the best mocha in the world, the runner is Ethiopia Mocha. Mocha coffee is one of oldest coffees in the world.

    Like a coffee latte, it is typically one third Espresso and two thirds milk steamed, but a portion of chocolate is added, typically in the form of sweet cocoa powder, although many varieties use chocolate syrup. Mochas can contain dark or milk chocolate.

    Like cappuccinos, café mochas contain the well-known milk froth on top, although they are sometimes served with whipped cream instead. They are usually topped with a dusting of either

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    cinnamon or cocoa powder. Marshmallows may also be added on top for flavor and decoration.

    Why people seem mocha as queen? There is the reason: mocha has most unique richest and most fascinated flavor all over the world. It's taste changeable just as a woman's mood. You can enjoy various and unrepeated flavor when you have a mocha.

    Many people believed for an Aquarius Mocha is a great choice, its changeable flavor can satisfy

    Aquarius's advocate in freedom and rich imagination.

    Then let's have a cup of cappuccino after mocha.

Cappuccino

    A cappuccino is a coffee drink topped with foamed milk.

    FirstI would like to talk something about the history of cappuccino

    The history of the word cappuccino exemplifies how words can develop new senses because of resemblances that the original coiners of the terms might not have dreamed possible. The Capuchin order of friars, established after 1525, played an important role in bringing Catholicism back to Reformation Europe. Its Italian name came from the long pointed cowl, or cappuccino, derived from cappuccino, "hood," that was worn as part of the order's habit. The French version of cappuccino was capuchin (now capuchin), from which came English Capuchin. The name of this pious order was later used as the name (first recorded in English in 1785) for a type of monkey with a tuft of black cowl-like hair. In Italian cappuccino went on to develop another sense, "espresso coffee mixed or topped with steamed milk or cream," so called because the color of the coffee resembled the color of the habit of a Capuchin friar. The first use of cappuccino in English is recorded in 1948.

    Currently cappuccino is spread all over the world, Cappuccino implication is that it light milk fragrance, shy but has more lasting again. Cappuccino’s love doesn’t lasting, but the fragrance of

    cappuccino more like an enduring love. If you have a boy-friend or girl-friend, you can drink it with your lover.

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