01. The origin of coffee
Feb 08, 2023
The word "coffee" comes from Arabic, which means "plant drink", and originated in the highlands of southwestern Ethiopia.
As the origin of coffee, 99% of the world's coffee tree species can be found in Ethiopia, so it enjoys the reputation of "coffee gene pool".
How was coffee discovered? There seems to be no clear record in history.
The most widely circulated theory is that more than 1,000 years ago, the shepherd Cody discovered that his sheep became very excited after eating a small red fruit, and thus discovered coffee. If you look closely at mcilpoog's brand logo, you will find that it is in the shape of a sheep's horn. The element "sheep" represents origin, primitiveness. Coffee and red both represent strength and enthusiasm, so mcilpoog traces its origins only for professionalism and authenticity , that's what the mcilpoog brand is all about.
Going back to the story of coffee, from the moment it was discovered, coffee began its destined legendary life.
What are coffee beans?
Beans, whether they are soybeans, mung beans, or red beans, belong to the legume family of plants. The coffee tree belongs to Rubiaceae. From the perspective of plant properties, although coffee beans are called beans, they are not beans in essence.
Green coffee beans are actually the kernel inside the coffee cherries that grow on the coffee tree,
also known as coffee cherries. it looks like this...
The inside of the coffee cherry looks like this, and its core is what we know as green coffee beans.
Green coffee beans go through a series of dehydration, shelling, roasting and other processing methods before they become our common coffee beans.