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. Also available on Medium via http://bit.ly/2VMR4jl. Even in legends, the beloved coffee plant, whose cherry yields two opposing beans, lends itself to two storylines. An ancient kingdom named Abyssinia once ruled the land we now call Ethiopia. Abyssinia also ruled part of Eritrea, and at one point, even Yemen….