The early history of coffee is very important, for it is the beginning of what has led to the modern-day coffee culture. Coffee is a multi-billion dollar industry, but it wasn’t always that way. Coffee was discovered over 1000 years ago, but it’s only been in the past 100 or so years that it has grown into the cultural mainstay that it is today.
Coffee comes from an evergreen shrub that produces berries which are also used as a spice and in perfumes. The history of coffee is long but began in Yemen circa 5,000 BC when a merchant from Ethiopia brought the beans and his method for roasting and brewing them.
The story of this popular drink, however, is anything but common. We’re going to take you through the history of coffee, from its humble beginnings all the way to where it stands today as one of the most consumed beverages in the entire world. So grab your coffee cup (and fill it up), and let’s get started learning about how coffee became such a staple in our everyday lives through this interesting infographic.