The Rich, Bold, and Flavorful History of Coffee

The Rich, Bold, and Flavorful History of Coffee

There is nothing quite like that morning cup of coffee. Whether you like it hot or cold, blended or black, there is no wrong way to enjoy it. Coffee is a beverage many of us cannot imagine starting our days without. So without further ado, check out our ode to our favorite beverage, including the history of coffee and a rundown of what we serve.

What is Coffee, Anyway?

Coffee comes from evergreen shrubs called Coffea, or coffee, plants. These plants produce beans which must be washed, processed, and roasted before being brewed for your delicious cup of morning joe. There are different types of coffee beans, including Arabica, Robusta, Liberica, and Excelsa Beans.

Coffee’s Early Origins

The first documented history of coffee was in the Arabian Peninsula during the 15th century. However, many believe that people were brewing and drinking coffee long before. By the 1600s, the consumption of coffee had spread through the Middle East, Europe, and into the Americas. When Britain cut off many tea exports after the Boston Tea Party, Americans’ taste for coffee grew exponentially.

Taking it Mainstream

The Dutch East India Company first imported coffee on a large scale. In the 1700s, coffee was first cultivated in the Caribbean, where the plants thrived. In the 1800s, the cultivation of coffee flourished in Brazil and other South American Countries. Today, much of the world’s coffee is grown in Africa, Central America, and other warm and tropical climates.

Our Coffee Delights

Whether you like your coffee piping hot or served over ice, you’ll find the perfect cup of Joe here at T.C. Eggington’s. We proudly brew only the best beans from local roasters, Press Coffee. Our 110% Colombian whole bean coffee is freshly ground in the Eggington tradition. So come enjoy a freshly brewed cup, or treat yourself to a mocha or vanilla latte, caffe latte, cappuccino, or espresso. And what would this list be without our famous Irish coffee? Pair this boozy treat next time you visit us for brunch!

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