What Type of Coffee Are You?

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Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, rivaled only by tea and water. Nowadays, you can find every kind of coffee drink on the market, from fancy single-source espresso to double-shot pumpkin spice lattes. There are extremely expensive options like the Komi Luwak that cost over 100 dollars per cup and there's cheap gas station coffee. We clearly love our coffee and there's something for everyone. But did you know that your daily cup of joe actually says something about your personality? For instance, people who describe themselves as sexy are most likely to enjoy a mocha or a dash of chocolate. On the other hand, those with a strong moral compass tend to opt for oat and soy milk in their cappuccinos. Well-traveled and well-read people seem to love their double espressos — they probably need it to keep up with their busy lives. Does your daily drink actually match your personality? Take our fun quiz to find out!

History Lesson

A Brew Through Time: The Rich History of Coffee

Coffee's journey from the ancient forests of Ethiopia to the global phenomenon it is today is a tale steeped in legend, innovation, and cultural exchange. The story begins with a goat herder named Kaldi, who, according to Ethiopian folklore, discovered his goats frolicking energetically after eating the red berries from a certain bush. Curious, Kaldi tried the berries himself and felt a newfound vitality. Monks at a nearby monastery then brewed the first coffee, using the berries to keep awake during their evening prayers. This marked the humble beginnings of coffee, which would grow to become the world's beloved energizer.

As coffee spread from Ethiopia to the Arabian Peninsula, it became an integral part of the culture, especially in Yemen, where the port city of Mocha lent its name to a distinct coffee bean and a popular coffee-chocolate flavor. By the 15th and 16th centuries, coffee houses, known as "qahveh khaneh," began appearing in the Middle East, becoming centers of social activity and commerce. These establishments, dubbed "Schools of the Wise," were places where people engaged in conversation, listened to music, watched performers, and, of course, savored coffee. The beverage's popularity soon spread to Europe, where it was initially met with suspicion but quickly became a staple, fueling the bustling coffee houses of England, France, and the Netherlands.

The 17th and 18th centuries saw coffee planting spread to the colonies, with plantations flourishing in the Caribbean, South America, and Asia, transforming the global economy and cultivation practices. The industrial revolution introduced technological advancements that changed coffee consumption habits, including the invention of the espresso machine in Italy, which revolutionized coffee culture with its quick method of brewing under pressure. Today, coffee is more than just a beverage; it's a global commodity and a cultural icon, celebrated with artisanal coffee shops and enthusiasts worldwide. From its mythical origins to its status as a daily ritual for millions, the history of coffee is a testament to its enduring appeal and the complex journey of a simple bean through time.

 

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Who Discovered Coffee?

Legend has it that coffee was discovered by an Abyssinian (located in today's Ethiopia) goat herder called Kaldi or Khalid around the year 850. He noticed that his goats became so lively and energetic after eating the red berries of a certain tree that they wouldn't sleep at night. He went back the next day and chewed on the berries himself. He was so amazed by the burst of energy they gave him that he ran to the nearest temple. The priest was so horrified by the berries that he declared them the fruit of the devil and immediately threw them into the fire. Then something incredible happened — the air was filled with the most beautiful aromas. Amazed, the priest asked for the embers to be removed and preserved in hot water. He tried drinking the brown liquid himself and found it delicious. Even more importantly, he remained alert for a long time which allowed him to discuss very important matters for a long, long time. He shared this new discovery with other priests and coffee quickly became popular.

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