You may spend your time searching for wholesale coffee beans or takeaway coffees in your local area, but there is so much more to these humble beans than meets the eye. Here are 3 of the best coffee beans facts to ponder over next time you are enjoying your favourite brew.
Coffee Beans Made Goats ‘Dance’
Legend has it, that it all started in the coffee forests of Ethiopia, around 800 AD. A goat herder noticed that when his goats ate the berries from the Coffea plant, they appeared to ‘dance’, becoming so energetic, they did not want to sleep at night. He chewed on the berries himself and found he felt more exhilarated. He reported this phenomenon to a monk at a local monastery. The monk in a fit, through them into a fire. An enticing aroma came from the fire, and when the monks came to investigate, they raked the now roasted berries out. The Monks then made a drink from the ground up roasted berries. The monks found the drink kept them alert and awake at night. Knowledge of the world’s first cup of coffee began to spread.
The World’s Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Where??
If you think cutting down on coffee could help you save money, then it might make you wonder why anyone would order Kopi Luwak or Civet coffee. The retail price of these wholesale coffee beans starts at US$100 per kilo for the farmed version and US$1,300 per kilo for the wild beans. And it is not just the price that will blow your mind, just wait until you find out how it is made. A catlike creature called an Asian Palm Civet, eats the coffee cherries, they are unable to be digested, so the beans become fermented as they pass through the animal’s intestines, where it is then excreted as faecal matter. It is said that this process ensures the best coffee beans and a less acidic brew.
Banning The Beans
Globally, wholesale coffee beans are a multi-billion dollar industry. But it wasn’t much loved. In 1511, leaders in Mecca believed that coffee caused radical thinking, so they outlawed it. While in Italy, clergymen tried to have coffee banned because they believed it was satanic, however, Pope Clement VII adored coffee so much, he lifted the ban and then baptised coffee in the year 1600.
So, there you have it – these are some of the best coffee beans facts around. And, if you are looking to get your hands on the BEST wholesale coffee beans around, make sure you take a look at the range available right now at Inglewood Coffee Roasters.