Society Rewriting history: Coffee’s legendary Ethiopian rootsEthiopian women use a traditional charcoal burner to roast coffee, before grinding it and serving it at a roadside kiosk in Addis Ababa. Like his goats, Kaldi experienced the energising power of the berries and rushed home to his wife. Before they were exported, coffee beans were boiled to make them infertile by shedding the husk to beat clever smugglers. Adrian Van Ommen, the Dutch Governor of Malabar in India sent coffee seedlings to his friend, the Dutch Governor of Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia). As a result, today Brazil commands more than 30 per cent of world coffee production.
Source: Ethiopian News January 10, 2019 18:52 UTC