The Magic of Coffee


• History
• Interesting facts about coffee and
  Ethiopia
• Coffee Ceremony
• Types of coffee availa...
COFFEE


Coffee Must be hot as Hell,
    Black as the Devil,
     Pure as an Angel
    and Sweet as Love.

               ...
History


• Coffee was discovered in Ethiopia.
  – Kaldi,   a goat’s herd, saw his goats dancing after
    eating some red...
Some facts:Did you know?
• That the Queen Sheba, was from Abyssinia?
• That she had a leg that was like a goat’s hoof?
• T...
Some facts:Did you know?
• That PUSHKIN, one of the world’s most famous
  writers was half Ethiopian?
• That AISOPOS, the ...
Some facts:Did you know?

• Only the Sultan’s mother was allowed to have
  coffee?
   – First     coffee     houses       ...
Coffee Ceremony




Roasting the beans, burning incest, cooking popcorn,
decorating with flowers and grass, the Coffee Cer...
Types of Coffee
Ethiopia has only been producing ARABICA
  beans. There are two types of processes:
  WASHED and SUNDRIED ...
Things to remember


Coffee Needs:
  – Quality
  – Traceability
  – Fair Prices at all levels
  – Fair Practices at all le...
Things to remember


Coffee IS NOT A COMMODITY

Coffee affects the lives of Millions

Coffee is complex
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The Magic Of Coffee

  1. 1. The Magic of Coffee • History • Interesting facts about coffee and Ethiopia • Coffee Ceremony • Types of coffee available in Ethiopia • Economic coffee environment in Ethiopia currently
  2. 2. COFFEE Coffee Must be hot as Hell, Black as the Devil, Pure as an Angel and Sweet as Love. Guisepe Fumagalli
  3. 3. History • Coffee was discovered in Ethiopia. – Kaldi, a goat’s herd, saw his goats dancing after eating some red berries. He shared the experience with the monks on a nearby monastery. Since then the monks used it to stay up all night praying. Kaldi and his legend, were born in Ethiopia. – Coffee soon was transported in the Arabian Peninsula, and from there to the rest of the world.
  4. 4. Some facts:Did you know? • That the Queen Sheba, was from Abyssinia? • That she had a leg that was like a goat’s hoof? • That her first son was called Menelik, and his father was the King Solomon of Israel? • That “Abyssinia” is the current Ethiopia? • That Ethiopia, means the country of the sun- burned men? “Ethia-Opsi”, is OBVIOUSLY a Greek Word, that means “Dark Face”, or “Burned by the Sun”?
  5. 5. Some facts:Did you know? • That PUSHKIN, one of the world’s most famous writers was half Ethiopian? • That AISOPOS, the famous fable writer was an Ethiopian Slave to the King of Samos? • That Ethiopians, drink coffee up until today, mixed with butter and salt? That it is considered to be the BEST Coffee in the WORLD? • That the ARC of NOE, is hidden in Ethiopia? Kept in a Church, and guarded by one priest?
  6. 6. Some facts:Did you know? • Only the Sultan’s mother was allowed to have coffee? – First coffee houses appeared in Constantinopole in the 1400. At the time, it became the exclusive drink of the Sultan and his mother. It was forbidden to be sold and distributed. But as all things forbidden it acquired a magic, and became v. popular. • That the first coffee houses were called:”PennyUniversities” ? – It cost 1 penny for a cup of coffee.
  7. 7. Coffee Ceremony Roasting the beans, burning incest, cooking popcorn, decorating with flowers and grass, the Coffee Ceremony is an integral part of Ethiopia’s culture, and daily life.
  8. 8. Types of Coffee Ethiopia has only been producing ARABICA beans. There are two types of processes: WASHED and SUNDRIED method • Harar- The queen of Coffees • Yirgachefe- A true Mocca flavor, with fruity and flowery connotations • Sidamo- Lemony, and citrus. Perfect for Espresso • Lekempti- Soft, and Sweet • Djimmah- The stable, standard coffee that occasionally surprises. • Limu- Winey, soft, aromatic
  9. 9. Things to remember Coffee Needs: – Quality – Traceability – Fair Prices at all levels – Fair Practices at all levels – Passion!!!
  10. 10. Things to remember Coffee IS NOT A COMMODITY Coffee affects the lives of Millions Coffee is complex

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