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Legend has it that around 900 A.D. a partial tract of an Ethiopian coffee plantation was given as dowry to family of an Arab coffee sultan whose son was to marry daughter of plantation owner. The sultan was offended by offering of ‘inferior’ Ethiopian coffee and beheaded and burned bride on day of wedding. The plantation owner, a powerful man in his own right, retaliated by sending one of his sons to kill a daughter of sultan. The son fell in love with daughter he was sent to kill and instead two eloped.
Upon sons return with girl he was supposed to kill, plantation owner saw an opportunity. As it is family of bride who is obliged to provide dowry for marriage, plantation owner decided to demand half of sultan’s coffee crops lest he would behead and burn bride as well. The sultan reluctantly agreed. After two were married plantation owner beheaded and burned bride anyway, and son, outraged, killed his father. Legend has it that son buried his bride in coffee fields and named Ethiopian coffee after bride, her name was Coffea.
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