Caffesso® is establishing it’s place in coffee’s history !
Over the past 650 years or so, Arabica coffee has been transplanted around the globe, from one soil type and climate to the next, each time taking on new taste characteristics. Our ‘encapsulated’ time-line history of Arabica coffee below explains where the most important dates fit into the big coffee picture.
|c 1360||Khaled the goatherd discovers coffee beneath a Baobob tree in Ethiopia after noticing what his hyperactive goats had been nibbling on|
|c 1360||Travelling Trappist monk transports energising coffee cherries to Yemen monastery.|
|c 1365||Once transplanted coffee seeds yield crop, Monks spread word throughout Arabian peninsula and coffee’s magical powers spread in popularity|
|1400’s||Explorers manage to bring ‘protected’ coffee back to Europe, and French Emperor Louis X1V becomes a huge fan|
|c 1430-1590||European explorers transplant coffee to Indonesia and Asia as they discover and develop new lands|
|c 1460||Pope ‘saves’ coffee by blessing it, despite lobbying against the ‘barbarians black liquid’ by most of Europe’s Roman Catholics|
|1600-1700||Westerly expeditions across the Atlantic bring coffee to the Caribbean islands and Central America|
|1700’s||Coffee plantations spread through Central to South America|
|1750-||Brazil becomes huge producer of coffee on its fertile high plains, with climate ideal for the crop|
|1790’s||Arabica coffee transplanted from Brazil back to Kenya, bringing Arabica virtually around the world over 600 years|
|1906||Italians invent espresso machine, and the now famous beverage|
|1986||Nespresso® invents its espresso capsule system in Switzerland|
|2012||Caffesso brand launched around the world – premium coffee begins its second circumnavigation of the globe !|