Coffee and The Gateway of Tears

Tonight, I am enjoying an espresso shot dosed precisely to fit my latest double-walled glass:    As I prepared it, I thought of how as a grateful coffee drinker, it helps to remember the many journeys coffee took through human history.    In fact, the closest proxy we have to coffee’s earliest adventures -absent major…

Coffee and Its Origins

   Article and Photos by Lawrence Aritao.  An ancient kingdom named Absynnia once ruled the land we now call Ethiopia, part of Eritrea, and at one point, even Yemen. In this kingdom grew the plant which gave coffee to the world.  Where, precisely, did coffee originate? Historical and botanical texts tell us that the coffee…