History of Ethipian Coffee

Written by Randy Wilson


Ethiopia isrepparttar birthplace of coffee, yet it is not a country that comes to mind whenrepparttar 150237 average consumer thinks of coffee. The South American countries are much more synonymous with coffee production but coffee did not come to these countries untilrepparttar 150238 early 1700ís, nearly a thousand years after it was discovered. As legend has it, Ethiopian coffee was originally discovered around 600 A.D. by a young boy tending goats. It is not known whenrepparttar 150239 name coffee was applied torepparttar 150240 strange plants but an interesting legend places it around 900 A.D.

Shortly thereafter coffee found its way acrossrepparttar 150241 Red Sea to Arabia and what is present day Yemen. Arabs embraced coffee and for almost a thousand years wererepparttar 150242 sole producers and exporters ofrepparttar 150243 highly sought-after product. Today Ethiopian coffee is specialty coffee and favorite among connoisseurs aroundrepparttar 150244 world. It is known for its smooth body, delicate acidity and delightful flavor.

The original Ethiopian coffee plant that made its way to Yemen is said to berepparttar 150245 plant that was propagated throughoutrepparttar 150246 Arab world and cuttings were eventually transplanted into every main coffee growing region ofrepparttar 150247 world. So, in a sense Ethiopian coffee is in every can and every cup everywhere in some form or another.

Why Does Popcorn Pop

Written by Seth B.


Popcorn can be traced back early asrepparttar 1500. In 1519, Cortes got his first sight of popcorn when he invaded Mexico and came into contact withrepparttar 150213 Aztecs. Popcorn was an important food forrepparttar 150214 Aztec Indians, who also used popcorn as decoration for ceremonial headdresses, necklaces and ornaments on statues of their gods, including Tlaloc,repparttar 150215 god of rain and fertility.

The reason popcorn pops was explained by native Aztecs. There are spirits who live insiderepparttar 150216 kernels of popcorn. As you heat these spirits homes, they get angry. Eventually,repparttar 150217 spirits get so angry they pop out of there homes as unhappy little puffs of steam.

Obviously, this was folk lore and we have since discovered scientifically how popcorn pops. Itís relatively simple. Popcorn kernels contain water. Insiderepparttar 150218 kernel is a soft patch of starch with around 14% moisture. The moisture is contained by kernels hard outer shell.

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