The first use of coffee wasn't
as a drink but as an energy food.
In the 7th century, the nomadic Oroma people of Ethiopia
mixed fat with crushed coffee and
molded it into golf ball sized snacks.
Kati, a brew made from steeping roasted
coffee leaves in hot water, and kisher,
a straw-colored drink made from
roasted coffee husks, also predate the use
of roasted coffee beans to make the beverage.
Kati and kisher are still drunk today
on the Arabian peninsula and in Ethiopia.
Recently I received an unsolicited video from
a fellow blogger about how to make a perfect
cup of coffee. I will not reveal who it is, as they
may wish to remain anonymous.
It was both serious and funny and did enjoy
seeing a Melita once again, especially since
we have not used one since the 80s at least.
When we had our coffeehouse we were amazed
at how many people would come in and bring us
coffee from other stores they had visited, menus etc.
Until now actually, I did not see it as a friendly gesture.
Figured it was more a "maybe you can do what they do"
or "carry what they have" or "name your drinks what
they do." Now I see, that since they'd never been in
a coffee shop of this kind, they were simply sharing the
fact that they had indeed tried it somewhere else
and enjoyed the experience.
I took the video the same way, but then thought,
I'd never met this person so how would they
know if I can or can't make a good cup of coffee.
So Thanks, you know who you are and the
following song is for you. Sadly, it did not
make the cut for the CD you will be receiving
in the mail sometime soon.
Proper Cup Of Coffee
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