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The Biography of Coffee

The Biography of Coffee

by Adrianna Morganelli

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Children's Literature - Carolyn Mott Ford
While this book, part of the "How Did That Get Here?" series, offers young students information about the coffee plant and its cultivation and preparation, the social history of this popular stimulant is of particular interest. A legend holds that the properties of the coffee berries were discovered by an Abyssinian goat herder and when he showed them to the monks at a monastery, the monks threw the berries into the fire. The aroma was so rich they took the berries out of the fire, soaked them in hot water and drank the brew. It appears that throughout history attempts were made to restrict the drinking of coffee. In 1554 coffee houses were closed in Constantinople, the capital city of Turkey, for fear that rebellion was brewing along with the coffee. A first offense was punished by beating; a second offense resulted in the miscreant being sewn into a leather bag and tossed into the river. Reviewer: Carolyn Mott Ford

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Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
How Did That Get Here? Ser.
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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